CLEAN Network (formerly the Climate Literacy Network) Teleconferences
To participate in these teleconferences, you need to be a member of the CLEAN Network. Please contact Dr. Tamara Ledley of TERC, Cambridge, MA (tamara_ledley at terc dot edu) to join.
Members receive an email alert from the CLEAN Network listserv (See listserv archive) with information about each week's teleconference.
Upcoming 2013 Teleconferences
May 28, 2013: Social Media: How Can CLEAN Effectively Use Social Media - What are the messages and what mechanisms would be most effective? (3rd of 3 Sessions) Tamara Ledley from TERC, Ellen Klicka and Maureen Moses from AMS, Martha Shaw from EarthAdvertising
Recent 2013 Teleconferences
May 21, 2013: Social Media: How Organizations and High Level Individuals Effectively Use Social Media to Communicate Climate and Energy Information and Opportunities (2nd of 3 Sessions) Ellen Klicka and Maureen Moses from AMS,
Many of the principles that make social media a powerful communication tool for personal use can be applied to organizations. This presentation reviews some examples of how organizations and high-profile individuals have leveraged social networks as strategic tools to accomplish their communications goals. We also will present concepts and ideas that will help you get more out of your experiences consuming social media content and perhaps inspire you to apply some concepts in your organizations.
Ellen Klicka has been consulting to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Policy Program since 2011 on communications strategy, media relations, marketing and social media. Ellen manages projects for the AMS Subcommittee on Renewable Energy and Water Resources Committee. She also has supported the AMS Policy Program workshop series, including Earth Observations, Science and Services for the 21st Century and Climate Information Needs for Financial Decision Making. Before earning her MBA, Ellen spent eight years in corporate communications and public relations management positions in the private sector. Ellen holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from MIT.
During her undergraduate career Maureen Moses participated in an NSF-REU internship at the Carnegie Institution of Science studying high pressure geochemistry of the Earth's core, participated aboard the Scripps Institution of Oceanography PLUME cruise and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's of science in Geological Sciences focusing on igneous petrology. Following her undergraduate career, she continued her studies at Central Washington University researching magmatic processes and petrology at Mount Etna. She then worked at the American Geosciences Institute in public policy focusing on STEM Education and Natural Hazard legislation. She continues her career as part of the education program at the American Meteorological Society, and spearheaded the division's social media launch in 2012.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 21MB May21 13).
May 14, 2013: Review of climate content of final draft of NGSS: An informal discussion with Rebecca Anderson - Alliance for Climate Education, Frank Niepold - NOAA, Mark McCaffrey - National Center for Science Education and Scott Carley - College of Exploration
May 7, 2013: Social Media: How Individuals Can Effectively Use Social Media to Receive and Disseminate Information (1st of 3 Sessions) Emily Kellagher from CIRES Univ of Colorado Boulder
Why do you use social media? It is a pretty popular question these days. Whether you're a person, represent a business, or simply still on the fence about reasons to use social media, Emily Kellagher will give you an overview of the various social media platforms and some suggestions on how you can use social media professionally. With an emphasis on Facebook, she will also give you a few tips on how to use Facebook efficiently, tips for setting up a professional account or splitting an existing account into professional and personal purposes. She will end on a quick overview of her work in Social Media.
Science Educator, education technology and curriculum specialist. Emily Kellagher MsEd has a 20 year career in education and education leadership. She loves working with teachers and education professional to meet the need for quality science education. Emily manages the social media accounts for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education Outreach group. She is also actively involved in the social media groups at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where groups inform each other of events and significant posts and preform collaborative social media campaigns. She is excited to share her knowledge and insights about various aspects of social media with the CLEAN community.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 19.8MB May7 13).
April 30, 2013: Informal discussion
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 15.2MB May1 13).
April 23, 2013: Eugenie Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
Title: Déjà vu All Over Again: Comparing Opposition to Evolution and Opposition to Anthropogenic Global Warming
Abstract: Both evolution and global warming are "controversial issues" in education, but are not controversial in the world of science. There is remarkable similarity in the techniques that are used by both camps to promote their views. The scientific issues are presented as "not being settled", or that there is considerable debate among scientists over the validity of claims. Denialists in both camps practice "anomaly mongering", in which a small detail seemingly incompatible with either evolution or global warming is held up as dispositive of either evolution or of climate science. Although in both cases, reputable, established science is under attack for ideological reasons, the underlying ideology differs: for denying evolution, the ideology of course is religious; for denying global warming, the ideology is political and/or economic.
Bio: Eugenie Scott, a former university professor, is the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years, with an interest in many components of this controversy, including the educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. Genie is the author of Evolution vs Creationism and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Missouri in Physical Anthropology.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 25.4MB Apr25 13).
April 16, 2013: Ms. DaNel Hogan, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy
Title: Energy Literacy: Framework and Resources
Abstract: A walk through Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education (A Framework for Energy Education for Learners of All Ages), a taste of work related to the Energy Literacy Initiative led by the Department of Energy, and a look at some great resources which can be used to engage learners through energy education.
DaNel's presentation will be done using prezi (http://prezi.com). Members will receive the Prezi link via email. Her slides are here (Acrobat (PDF) 15.8MB Apr15 13) as backup for those unable to use Prezi.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 19.2MB Apr16 13).
April 9, 2013: Informal discussion
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 13.8MB Apr12 13).
April 2, 2013: Informal discussion
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 16.3MB Apr9 13).
March 26, 2013: Informal discussion
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 14.7MB Apr9 13).
March 19, 2013: Craig Johnson, Georgia Schmitt, Cassie Severson, Cale Cook, and Michael Stockton
Title: Engaging the World on Climate Change – The Experiences of School of Environmental Studies Students at COP 18 (Nov/Dec 2012) in Doha, Qatar
Abstract: The School of Environmental Studies (SES) is a public high school located on the grounds of the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota. One of five high schools of Independent School District 196, it is a "School of Choice" for juniors and seniors in the district or for students from outside the district who choose to enroll. The mission and vision of the school compel the administration, staff, and students to examine the relationships between people and their environments in experiential, integrated and authentic ways.
Climate change has been a part of the SES curriculum for several years, becoming more foundational in large part due to several major initiatives envisioned and implemented in partnership with the Will Steger Foundation, a key institutional partner of the school since 2006. The most recent of these initiatives has been institutional accreditation and participation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) International Conference of the Parties (COP) held each November. Accredited through the School of Environmental Studies Education Foundation (SESEF), selected SES seniors attend the COP Conferences as official observers and civil society delegates. In this role, the student delegates attend conference presentations, observe official conference deliberations, and network with and learn from delegates from all over the world about aspects of the climate change issue important to them. COP 18 in Doha, Qatar was the third COP conference that SES student delegates have attended.
Craig Johnson is the senior Environmental Studies teacher at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 21.8MB Mar20 13).
March 12, 2013: Informal discussion about climate education sessions to recommend for the AGU 2013 Fall Meeting
Here is a link to a Google doc which identifies ideas that have been put forward, the sessions that we organized last year, and people who are interested in being convenors. Note: you can now edit the document to add new ideas and indicate your interest in participating. We will discuss this on March 12th.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 19.9MB Mar12 13).
March 5, 2013: Austin Brown, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Topic: BITES (Building, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios) Tool http://bites.nrel.gov
Abstract: The Buildings Industry Transportation Electricity Scenarios (BITES) Tool is a scenario-based tool for analyzing how changes in energy demand and supply by economic sector can impact carbon dioxide emissions. BITES permits the rapid screening and exploration of energy options and technologies that can lead to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and reductions in oil dependence. The analytical framework behind the BITES tool was originally developed to help inform internal planning and budgeting activities within the U.S. Department of Energy. However, BITES also provides a solid foundation for learning about the U.S. energy system as a whole. BITES can support learning about the interrelationships within the U.S. energy system and investigate potential future pathways for the energy economy.
This webinar will cover an introduction to BITES, some example uses, and ways to get involved in using BITES to enhance climate and energy literacy.
Bio: Austin Brown is a senior analyst in the Washington, DC office of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His work focuses on clean transportation, including efficient and electrified vehicles, renewable fuels, and transportation system interactions with the built environment. He also moonlights as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy, specializing in energy analysis, tools, and opening up data sets for innovation. Recently, he joined the adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University's Advanced Academic Programs, teaching "Transportation Policy in a Carbon Constrained World."
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (M4A Audio 14MB Mar7 13). Unfortunately we were not able to capture a video recording of Austin's demo. With this audio recording and access to the bites.nrel.gov website (and the slides) you should be able to follow along.
February 26, 2013: Peg Steffen and Bruce Moravchik, NOAA
Title: NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project
Abstract: Climate Stewards is a project in it 3rd year with proven success increasing educator climate knowledge and providing support for classroom and community stewardship projects. Using webinars, collaborative space, workshops, discussion groups, and a regional organizational structure, formal and informal educators become part of an active learning community.
Bio: Peg Steffen is a former teacher with 25 years of experience in biology, physics, astronomy/geology, and environmental science teaching in high school and college. In 2000, she was an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA where she became a program manager and started the NASA Explorer Schools program. Since 2006, she has been an education coordinator for NOAA's National Ocean Service, working to provide professional development programs and online products in environmental literacy and climate.
(http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education and http://Games.noaa.gov )
Bio: Bruce Moravchik has been with NOAA since 1999 developing online materials and workshops (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/), for students and educators that convey ocean, coastal and earth science research and technology of the National Ocean Service (NOS). As an NOS education specialist he currently manages NOAA Climate Stewards project. Prior to working at NOAA he established field based marine and environmental studies program at a private high school in Rhode Island. Bruce taught oceanography for the Sea Education Association; studied the behavioral ecology of lobster and crab populations in Rhode Island and Maine; and conducted research in coral reef ecology in the Red Sea.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 20MB Feb26 13).
February 19, 2013: Discussion - Renaming CLN to CLEAN?
Discussion: In words we would call ourselves the Climate and Energy Literacy Network. With the recognition that CLEAN now has, the fact some refer to our teleconference as the "CLEAN teleconference", and that energy is an important part of the picture in addressing climate change it seems time to complete the transition. Tamara Ledley will lead this discussion. We will also talk about a implementing a survey of CLN/CLEAN members to learn more about how our members see the value of our community.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 23.2MB Feb19 13).
February 12, 2013: Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Education Specialist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Title: Don't Miss Out: Experience the Latest and Most Amazing New Resources at NASA's Global Climate Change Website
Abstract: This past year, the Earth and Climate Science Communication Team at JPL has made enhancements, upgrades and additions to NASA's Global Climate Change Website http://climate.nasa.gov/. These include a new "Meteorologist Center" with full screen graphics, a downloadable tip sheet for new media users, scripted events and images to the Eyes on the Earth 3D portal and more. Our team has had a robust relationship with the CLN team, so please join this telecon so we can continue this fruitful evolution.
Bio: Ms. Laura Faye Tenenbaum is an Education Specialist on the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as well as a science teacher who understands directly the needs of her students. She has developed methods to engage and educate students, teachers, and other professionals in climate and environmental science by using the emerging possibilities of new media to share her imaginative creations with original videos, slideshows, and interactive learning projects, in addition to live seminars and lecture series, conference presentations and web seminars with climate educators and others in the field. Her goal is to bring science, multimedia and education together to attract a highly motivated and enthusiastic new generation that will be ready to take on the huge environmental challenges we face.
Laura Faye Tenenbaum is an Innovator in Science Communication and a member of the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where she is responsible for creating content for the climate website "Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet" http://climate.nasa.gov/ . She develops original videos and other interactive new media products to engage and educate students, teachers, and other professionals in climate and environmental science. Her team won two Webby Awards, the Internet industry's highest honor, for Best Science Website. She also holds a faculty position in the Physical Science Department at Glendale Community College for the last 11 years, where she has been nominated for Adjunct Faculty of the Year.
Ms. Tenenbaum studied Marine Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz as both an undergraduate and graduate student. She lived in Southeast Asia during the 90's and travelled extensively. She worked as an Underwater Researcher on the Kelp Forest Project at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as a Senior Marine Consultant for Santa Monica Baykeepers, as an Underwater Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund in Thailand, and taught SCUBA in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.
Her goal is to bring science, multimedia and education together to attract a highly motivated and enthusiastic new generation that will be ready to take on the huge environmental challenges we face.
Laura's slides are here (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 15.9MB Feb6 13) and here (Acrobat (PDF) 19.5MB Feb8 13). It will be useful to be able to access the http://climate.nasa.gov/ website during Laura's presentation.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 19.3MB Feb12 13).
February 5, 2013: Informal discussion
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 19MB Feb6 13).
January 29, 2013: Informal discussion of summary document about CLN and the NGSS
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 14.2MB Jan30 13).
January 22, 2013: Next Generation Science Standards - Second Public Review - development of comments - SCHEDULED FOR 2 HOURS TO PROVIDE TIME TO ADDRESS ALL COMMENTS (1-3PM ET)
Drafts of the CLN comments are on this Google Drive document We will be discussing and refining them today. You can also edit, add comments, and add issues/standards that you would like discussed and have the CLN provide feedback on in this document
The second draft of the NGSS were released on Jan 8th. You can access them here
For other useful information refer to the Jan 15, 2013 teleconference notes below.
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 40.1MB Jan23 13).
January 15, 2013: Next Generation Science Standards - Second Public Review - substantial discussion
To prepare for this discussion, we recommend that you review the comments (Microsoft Word 72kB Jan8 13) that the CLN submitted for the first public review in May 2012. Does the new January 2013 draft address our earlier concerns?
As background, Scott Carley has collected together a number of useful figures (Acrobat (PDF) 4.3MB Jan8 13) from NSTA and his own work. Here are the spreadsheets (Excel 47kB Jan8 13) that Scott and Frank Niepold developed in May to look at how those draft performance expectations relate to the climate literacy principles and concepts.
The second draft of the NGSS were released on Jan 8th. You can access them here
First Draft of the NGSS released in May 2012 (Acrobat (PDF) 8.6MB Jan15 13)
If you have comments and can not make the call please post them on this Google Drive document
made some notes that I wanted to share with you as I tried to make sense of it all.
I created a table with the 1st and 2nd drafts of the standards lined up next to each other (same doc), so it's a bit easier to see what changes were made to each standard. There are some cases where 2 standards were combined into one or a new standard was added (carbon cycle!) that didn't exist in the first draft, but most of them I was able to match up visually. (Disclaimer that I made all these matches by hand, so I'm not claiming they're perfect.)
I did not include every standard for the 2 new categories for middle and high school for Earth's Systems and Earth and Human Activity -- only the ones that seemed relevant to climate, energy and sustainability that I was interested in. If someone else wants to add the rest just for completeness, that's fine with me.
One thing I noticed right up front is that there is no longer a specific category for Climate Change as there was in the first draft at the high school level. All the specific performance expectations were incorporated into the 2 remaining DCIs (Disciplinary Content Areas), but it is a bit of a shame that we lost a stand-alone topic.
Please feel free to share the link to this document to the group on the call tomorrow if it's helpful. I'll be calling in but will be in the car, so won't have the document in front of me. Matt Lappe can speak for me, though. I made the doc available to anyone with the link, so there shouldn't be any trouble sharing it.
I haven't done any thorough comparison of the individual standards yet nor have I made any comments in the doc (other than the notes up top), but it'd be easy for people to submit comments to different standards here and use that as a tool for collecting feedback.
Thanks - let me know if you have any questions,
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 19.1MB Jan15 13).
January 8, 2013: Next Generation Science Standards - Second Public Review - strategy for our review. Here is the link to the NGSS site
There is an audio recording of this teleconference call here (MP3 Audio 12.1MB Jan8 13).
January 1, 2013: Cancelled due to New Years Day