Climate Literacy: Essential Principles for Teachers is an online course that will serve educators who are seeking knowledge about scientific understandings of the Earth’s climate, historical climate change and recent climate change. Educators will explore pedagogical approaches to incorporating climate science and related topics into their classrooms and programs. The course will also explore the recently published guide, Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science by the US Climate Change Science Program, a well-vetted, authoritative overview of the basics of climate science.
Participants will engage in online discussions of readings, video lectures and other media as well as complete a final project applying their learning to their educational work. In the future, two additional one-credit courses will be offered which allow participants to delve more deeply into climate science and instructional opportunities.
The course is open to all educators (there is an 80% scholarship available to Colorado middle and high school teachers). If you are not an educator but still interested in participating in the course without credit as a pilot test participant, email Mark McCaffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you may be able to participate, since this course is a pilot project and the project designers are interested in soliciting as much feedback as possible. For more information, go to http://conted.colorado.edu/programs/sustainable-practices/additional-opportunities/climate-literacy-essential-principles-for-teachers/.