The free American Meteorological Society’s Datastreme Oceans course, a college online oceanography course, will be offered to K-12 teachers this coming January 2011. Tuition, 3-units of graduate credits, and all course materials are free to participants. Go to the Datastreme Oceans website, http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/DS-Ocean/Join.html to contact your nearest DS-Ocean LIT (Local Implementation Team) Leader. Click on the heading ‘Locate DS-Ocean Team by State’, listed at the top of the Homepage and request information and application materials for the next offering of the DS-Ocean course.
The course is directed towards middle-school teachers, but open to all K-12 teachers, who live in an area served by a LIT. Teachers of any subject who have an interest in promoting the teaching of Earth Science across the curriculum may apply. Applications are sought from persons who can demonstrate potential for leadership as resource teachers. They must be willing to act as resource persons for other teachers and as advocates for promoting the use of electronically-delivered environmental data in schools. Teachers who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, or teachers who are teaching in schools with large numbers of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, are especially urged to apply.