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The following professional development resources are intended for teachers and science teacher educators interested in bringing climate change education into their classrooms. Please direct comments and questions to (ClimateEdResearch@umd.edu).

Resources from the University of Maryland Learning Sciences Team


Resource Description
An Introduction to the Poles (PDF)
Part Two: A Fly on the Pole (large PDF)
Two presentations at the 2016 MADE CLEAR Summer Teacher Academy in Wye Mills, DE. Part I provides a comparison of the polar regions. Part II describes an Antarctic research team's experiences at Palmer Station. Both presentations highlight the effects of climate change in the polar regions, especially Antarctica.
Presentation of the OSS Curriculum (3.5 and 3.6) (PDF) Session presented at the 2014 MADE CLEAR Summer Climate Academy in Lewes, Delaware. The session provides a description and hands-on experience with sections 3.5 and 3.6 of the Ocean Sciences Curriculum.
Presentation at the  Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland (PDF) A Presentation at the TLPL and the Maryland Equity Project. Panel Discussion on Equity in STEM Education at the University of Maryland (2014).
Formative and Summative Assessment and Sea Level Rise; Item Review (PDF) Follow up session to the 2013 MADE CLEAR Summer Climate Academy. Participants complete and discuss items used to support the Sea Level Rise learning progression.
Assessment Strategies Presentation (PDF) Session presented at the 2013 MADE CLEAR Summer Climate Academy in Lewes, Delaware. The session focuses on a learning progression for the topic of sea level rise. Sample assessment items are discussed by participants.
Sea Level Rise Presentation (PDF) A description of sea level rise in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Participants also engage in an online activity designed for middle and high school students using sea level rise projections.
Climate Change: Policy and Implications (PDF) Session presented at the 2013 MADE CLEAR Summer Climate Academy in Lewes, Delaware. The session is designed to give participants an overview of current policy and implications regarding climate change and climate change education.