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Workshop Overview

This 3-day workshop will provide participants with hands-on training in bringing student media production into climate science education. We will introduce media formats that can be used in a wide range of instructional environments to enable students to communicate their understanding of climate science to their peers, families, and the broader community. Participants will work in small groups to create a selection of media pieces, using educator-friendly lesson plans developed by science and media teachers and tested with high school and university students. Expert media instruction will be provided. The workshop will be followed by a session during the 2013-14 academic year (see Expectations below).


The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Demonstrate the power of using student-created media to communicate climate science
  • Learn to create a number of educator- and student-friendly media products that can be implemented in the classroom
  • Pilot- test an online media toolkit for educators
  • Collaborate with other educators to share ideas and strategies for teaching climate science through media production


Wednesday, June 26 through Friday, June 28, 9 AM to 4 PM. Participants must be available for the entire workshop period.


Each participant is expected to:

  • Participate fully in the entire 3-day workshop (9 AM to 4 PM)
  • Be prepared to implement at least one media production project with students during the following academic year
  • Commit to the follow-up session (of several hours' duration, to be scheduled at the convenience of participants) during the following academic year


There are no costs for this workshop, other than transportation to and from the workshop site. Participants will be paid a stipend of $100 per day for the 3- day workshop and an additional stipend for the follow-up session during the academic year.


Please note - applications to this workshop are now closed.

This workshop is open to 15 secondary and post-secondary science educators who 1) integrate or plan to integrate climate science into their curriculum and 2) will have access to media resources in their home schools as of fall 2013. No prior media production experience is required. Please complete the Application below; applicants will be notified by Friday, March 22 whether or not they have been accepted for the workshop. Note: please be advised that this workshop will be repeated July 9-11 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell campus.


The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Media Arts Studio is a state-of-the-art media production facility with classrooms, sound and editing studios, and a fully-equipped television studio.

For more information contact Marian Grogan; marian_grogan at