Climate Change Webinar 1: Educational Global Climate Modeling Project
Monday 07/11/2016
4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Educators in Grades K-12

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative
at Texas State University is providing a series of 1-hour webinars on Climate Change
on July 11th, July 20th and July 28th, 2016, at 4:00p.m. EST.

Participants in these webinars will get an overview of climate change models and research directly from scientists!  Educators will also gain access to climate related resources from NASA to implement into the classroom.

Climate Change Webinar 1
The Educational Global Climate Modeling Project is a joint effort of Columbia University and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). The project's objective is to improve accessibility to NASA global climate models so students can participate in authentic scientific experiences that include: designing and running simulations, data processing, analysis of results, and scientific visualization.
For over a decade the EdGCM Project has developed such tools for undergraduate and graduate courses. The team is working to port many of the same climate modeling utilities to the web, and combine them with a problem based learning approach to address middle and high school requirements and curriculum limitations.

For this particular webinar, teachers may join our special guest presenter and Research Scientist at NASA GISS and Columbia University
, Dr. Mark Chandler, in addition to NASA Education Specialist, Kelly Kohli, to learn new information about the EdGCM Project and receive downloadable Climate Change activities for the classroom.

A special thank you to our MUREP Educator Institute and SEAP participants for joining us!

Kelly is a NASA Education Professional Development Specialist at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She works to support education in eleven East Coast states ranging from Virginia to Maine. Kelly started at NASA as an Informal Educator, which coordinated various programs and events intended to inspire teachers, students and families in grades K-8 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) while bringing together NASA missions, engineers, and scientists at NASA Goddard’s Visitor Center. Prior to joining the education team at NASA, Kelly’s professional career consisted of 10 years of teaching Earth and Physical Sciences in various school systems and grade levels in the state of New Jersey. The districts have ranged from urban to suburban, as well as private and public schools. Outside of teaching in the United States, Kelly spent time during the summer as a volunteer English teacher in Costa Rica. She has pursued a career in teaching STEM and professional development workshops for NASA and has earned a Master’s degree in Science Leadership and Management.