American Meteorological Society

Teacher PD: Atmosphere, Ocean and Earth’s Climate System

Posted on February 27, 2017

The AMS Education Program invites K-12 teachers to enroll in professional development courses in Atmosphere, Ocean and Earth’s Climate System. With major support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the DataStreme Project is available at no cost to teachers nationwide. The DataStreme Project is an innovative set of internet-based distance-learning courses open to all K-12 teachers. DataStreme Atmosphere – focuses on the study of the atmospheric environment; DataStreme Ocean – explores the ocean in the Earth system; and DataStreme Earth’s Climate System – incorporates inquiry-based instructional strategies and a holistic concept of Earth from oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial climate and problem-focused perspectives.

General information:

  • Each course is 13 weeks long and offered twice a year.
  • Courses are FREE and open to all K–12 teachers interested in promoting the teaching of Earth science.
  • Located around the country, Local Implementation Teams (LITs), select participants and deliver the courses each semester.
  • A computer, printer, and Internet connection are necessary to complete the DataStreme courses.
  • All participants will earn free graduate course credits from SUNY Brockport. Limitations apply to these states Alaska, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wyoming
  • Upon completion, participants are expected to share course concepts with other teachers, administrators, students, and members of the community, and promote the value of an Earth science education.

Deadline to apply for the Spring is DECEMBER 15 and the Fall is AUGUST 15.

To learn more about AMS Education Program DataStreme Project and to apply, please go to http://ametsoc.org/DataStreme


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