AMS DataStreme Courses

American Meteorological Society DataStreme courses are great way to get some background on Atmosphere, Climate and Ocean.  It creates opportunities to be an earth science leader and local expert in your school, district, and state. Materials not only invigorate your own confidence in teaching these topics, but also align with the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas for Earth and Space Science, specifically ESS2.C, ESS2.D, ESS3.B, ESS3.C, and ESS3.D. Addresses NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns, Cause and Effect, Energy and Matter, Systems and System Models, Stability and Change. Below is information for North Carolina Teachers, however anyone can use this information to find your LIT Mentor in your area.

DATASTREME ATMOSPHERE begins its Fall Semester on Monday, August 26th 2019.

Calling all North Carolina educators, both classroom and informal! Are you interested in adding to your curriculum to meet STEM standards? The American Meteorological Society (AMS) offers an on-line course for K-12 teachers to help you brush up on your atmospheric science. The course will increase your understanding of important earth science concepts while leveraging a dedicated mentoring team of education and scientific experts throughout the semester-long graduate courses. The mentor/coaching model allows you individual feedback on challenging material and the opportunity to leverage relationships for future collaboration

By leveraging grant funding, each DataStreme course costs participants a fraction of total tuition value of over $1900 per semester (as of spring 2019).

*2019 AMS k-12 teacher membership fee only $57/year

Academic fee covers full access to Cal U course management system and support staff

AMS fee contributes to providing course content including textbooks and lab manuals, which alone are a $144 value, and partially supports staff to administer the program

Successful participants will receive three (3) hours of graduate credit in science through California University of Pennsylvania. The main cost to you (besides the academic fee) is your time – time to complete the weekly investigations. This course will require 4 to 6 hours of focused work each week depending on your science background and experience.

DATASTREME ATMOSPHERE 1) focuses on the study of the atmosphere through the use of online data and learning materials; and 2) trains you as an Atmospheric Sciences Education Resource Teacher to promote the teaching of science, mathematics, and technology using the atmosphere as a vehicle across the K-12 curriculum in your home school district. After completion of the course, you will have access to a network of education resources to help you build atmospheric science into your curriculum.

For additional information, please visit the DATASTREME ATMOSPHERE website https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/k-12-teachers/datastreme-program/datastreme-atmosphere/

  • PLEASE NOTE:  If you are interested in participating in a DataStreme course during the next academic semester (currently Fall 2019) and are not already in touch with one of our Mentor Teams, please fill out this Google Form.
  • The first day of the spring semester of DATASTREME ATMOSPHERE is Monday, August 26, 2019.

For more information, please contact Diane Ripollone

Work: dripollone@cghsnc.org

Home: rippie77@nc.rr.com

Diane Ripollone

NC Mentor Team Leader

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A Step-by-Step Guide: Choice in Differentiation – A.J. JULIANI

When Khan Academy burst onto the scene my initial reaction was to laugh. What was so special about it? The more and more I thought about Khan Academy and the idea of “flipping your classroom”

Source: A Step-by-Step Guide: Choice in Differentiation – A.J. JULIANI

This article is really helpful and simple. Sometimes all the bells and whistles can make something confusing to teachers who are just starting to do something different in their class. I flip my classes and have found that one of the biggest issues addressed is differentiation. The ideas presented here are a great foundation and start for anyone who wants to implement flipping in their class. I especially like outline for a class period and the advice on assessments. Great Job by A. J. Juliani!

The Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Europa Has Table Salt, Just Like Earth’s Seas | Space

Europa’s huge buried sea may be sodium-chloride salty, like the oceans of Earth.

Source: The Ocean on Jupiter’s Moon Europa Has Table Salt, Just Like Earth’s Seas | Space

Jupiter has become a hot bed of discoveries since the JUNO mission arrived at Jupiter on July 4th 2016. Its 3 years since its arrival and the discoveries continue to happen. Europa has now become an interest to NASA. The article has a great infographic about Europa.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe May Solve 500-Year-Old Sun Mystery | Space

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on its way to another close encounter with the sun, where investigators hope the spacecraft will solve a long-standing solar mystery.

Source: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe May Solve 500-Year-Old Sun Mystery | Space

This will be awesome if it can answer the question. My students always ask why the Sun’s surface is cooler than its outer atmosphere.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe May Solve 500-Year-Old Sun Mystery | Space

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on its way to another close encounter with the sun, where investigators hope the spacecraft will solve a long-standing solar mystery.

Source: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe May Solve 500-Year-Old Sun Mystery | Space

This will pretty awesome if they discover the answer. My students always ask me why the surface is cooler than the out atmosphere.

Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science | Space

Source: Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science | Space

This will be a great discussion for next years astronomy class. The argument of furthering astronomical observation or satellite technology.

Can there be a comprise between the two?

Hawking radiation from a sonic black hole had its temperature taken | Science News

In a first, scientists took the temperature of a sonic black hole

Source: Hawking radiation from a sonic black hole had its temperature taken | Science News

Send Your Name to Mars: Mars 2020

Send Your Name to Mars. View and share your Boarding Pass. See your Frequent Flyer points: go.nasa.gov/Mars2020Pass

Source: Send Your Name to Mars: Mars 2020

Have a little fun sign up your Boarding Pass!

Global Launch

Join in the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 2019 by launching your own rocket! All types of rockets are welcome, and no launch is too small so start spreading the word and get ready to celebrate!

Source: Global Launch

This could be a great opportunity for a summer camp. I’ll post and tweet about as time gets closer.

Join us for a free Webinar on El Nino and Ocean Currents

Lessons from AMS Education will be presented during the 1-hr Webinar for Teachers. Teachers will work away with a free lesson and some great resources. Learn about the American Meteorological Society’s professional development opportunities.

🚨FREE Climate PD!

🌊 El Niño & La Niño

🗺 Ocean currants

🔎 Explore Ss activities in a webinar!

📆 Saturday, May 18th ⏰ 10:00 – 11:00 EST

💻 Register:

DataStreme courses are great way to get some background on Meteorology. It’s being offered by the American Meteorological Society). It creates opportunities to be an earth science leader and local expert in your school, district, and state. Materials not only invigorate your own confidence in teaching these topics, but also align with the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas for Earth and Space Science, specifically ESS2.C, ESS2.D, ESS3.B, ESS3.C, and ESS3.D. Addresses NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns, Cause and Effect, Energy and Matter, Systems and System Models, Stability and Change.