Navigating Climate Complexities in the Classroom

An online workshop for undergraduate faculty
June 7 - 8 and 14 - 15, 2011

This workshop has already taken place. See the workshop program page for presentations, screencast files and relevant links.

Earth's climate is regulated by complex interactions among components of the Earth system (from essential principle 2). As such, teaching about climate science involves an understanding of many different facets of the earth system. This workshop is designed to help faculty expand their knowledge of the climate system and gain pedagogic strategies for effective teaching of complex topics.

Workshop activities will include presentations about the climate system, examples of successful activities that illustrate the interactions between components of the climate system, work time to develop new classroom activities for teaching these concepts, and opportunities to collaborate and network with other faculty.

The workshop will be held online and will use web conferencing, web collaboration tools, online discussions, and conference calls. Workshop activities will be a blend of synchronous sessions and asynchronous work time, and will take place on 4 days in mid-June 2011.

The workshop is free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration was required by May 20, 2011.

Learn more about the workshop goals and expectations | See the workshop program

Workshop Leaders

Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Karin Kirk, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Robert MacKay, Clark College
For more information, contact Karin Kirk (kkirk at

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