Past Workshops and WebinarsTo help educators make the most of the CLEAN collections and learn more about teaching climate literacy and energy awareness, we offered a series of professional development events. There are no events scheduled for the 2012-2013, but the session recordings and workshop products from past workshops are freely available. See classroom materials created at CLEAN workshops.
Workshops for undergraduate facultyThese online workshops provided opportunities for faculty of all disciplines to learn in-depth science, see examples of innovative classroom projects, and to create new classroom materials for teaching about energy and climate. Sign up for CLEAN Announcements to be notified of upcoming workshops.
Communicating Climate Science in the Classroom - April 2-11, 2012See results of the 2011 workshops about climate and energy.
This workshop explored effective practices for communicating climate science and climate policy and showcased strategies to help improve student understanding of this complex and sensitive topic.
Teaching Climate Complexity - May 7-16, 2012
This workshop was designed to help faculty expand their knowledge of the climate system, and offered demonstrations of successful teaching approaches. Faculty collaborated to create new classroom materials for teaching climate literacy.
See classroom materials created at CLEAN workshops.
Interactive Webinars for teachers of grades 6-12These Interactive Webinars addressed a variety of topics within climate and energy. Each session was designed for teachers to gather information about science, see example teaching materials from the CLEAN collection, and consider classroom strategies that are particularly suited to these topics.
The Interactive Webinar series for the 2011-2012 academic year has concluded; a recording of each iWebinar is available below:
- Teaching Essential Principle 1:The Sun is the primary source of energy for Earth's climate system
- Teaching Essential Principle 2: Climate is regulated by complex interactions
- Teaching Essential Principle 3: Life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate
- Teaching Essential Principle 4: Climate varies over space and time through both natural and human-made processes
- Teaching Essential Principle 5: Our understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling
- Teaching Essential Principle 6: Human activities are impacting the climate system
- Teaching Essential Principle 7: Climate change will have consequences for the Earth system and human lives
- Teaching the Guiding Principle: Humans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts
- Teaching Energy Awareness: Making informed choices about energy and sustainability
Learn about CLEAN at Professional Meetings
- Presentations about CLEAN at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting ( This site may be offline. ) - December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA
- Presentation about CLEAN at NSTA regional conference, New Orleans, Louisiana: November 10–12, 2011
- Presentation about CLEAN at NSTA regional conference, Hartford, Connecticut: October 27–29, 2011
- Presentation about CLEAN at NAAEE Annual Meeting, Raleigh-Durham, NC: October 12-15, 2011
- Presentations about CLEAN at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting , Minneapolis, MN: October 9-12, 2011
- Webinar presentation at a K-12 teacher workshop, Ecology in Context: Understanding Climate Change, August 23, 1011
- Poster on CLEAN at CIRES Rendez-vous, Boulder, CO: April 22, 2011
- Hands-on presentation about CLEAN at "Climate & Colorado's Water Future" Workshop, Golden, CO: March 11, 2011
- Demonstration of CLEAN at TERC booth at NSTA National Conference, San Francisco, CA: March 10-13, 2011
- Poster on CLEAN at NSF-NOAA-NASA Tri-agency PI meeting, Fairfax, VA: February 28-March 2, 2011
- The CLEAN team presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - December 13-17, 2010, San Francisco, CA
- The CLEAN Team presented at the Colorado Science Conference - November 18-19, 2010, Denver
- The CLEAN Team presented at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting - October 31 - November 3, 2010, Denver, Colorado
- The CLEAN Team presented at the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Annual Meeting - November 1-3, 2010, Washington DC
- The CLEAN Team presented at the COLTT conference - August 11-12, 2010.
- The CLEAN Team presented at the Cosmo in the Classroom Conference - July 31- August 4, 2010.