Resources for Teachers
Navigating CLEAN's Virtual Resources
We're here to help you find resources for your virtual classroom. Searching the CLEAN collection by the 'video' and 'visualization' tags will return resources that are completely online. Many 'activities' in CLEAN can be done online as well. Some virtual activities can be found by searching with the key word 'virtual.' You can also sort the resources that have been tagged for 'online readiness,' simply add the "online readiness" category at the bottom of the search. We are continuing to tag resources for the online applicability. We are working with resource developers to link to any supplemental materials or modifications they may be creating for switching to online learning and will add those to the resource pages as we receive them.
Other Resources for Educators
We have collected a list of some of other online teaching resources available for educators:
- You can check out the online climate teaching resources suggested by members of the CLEAN Network that were collected and put into this Google Sheet.
- "Teach the Earth" - SERC and NAGT have partnered to offer resources for Geoscience educators transitioning from classroom to online courses.
- The Earth Science Women's Network community has come together to make a running list of resources. These are especially helpful for higher learning educators.
- The Science Education Group at UCAR has put together online climate learning resources.
- Our University of Colorado partners in the physics department offer a free library of interactive simulations for science and math.
- The Global Weirding Video Series from PBS and Katharine Hayhoe discuss climate and energy topics in fun, animated short videos.
- The National Parks offer a wide variety of options for remote learning. This blog offers a description of some of the creative ideas to utilize the National Park resources. Climate change themed resources are also available on the National Park Service Website and virtual tours of some National Parks are highlighted here.
- Here is a consistently updated list of museums offering at home activities.
- Amazing Educational Resources has a running list of educational companies offering their products for free. This includes all areas of study.
- Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner (Associate Professor at Louisiana State University) put together this guide for maintaining active learning strategies with distance learning.
Learning Sessions/Webinar Series for Students
Here is a list of organizations who are putting on live virtual learning sessions around climate topics in the 2020-2021 school year:
- CIRES (the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) is organizing Q&A sessions with scientists and related learning activities.
- The UCAR Science Education Group at NCAR (the National Center for Atmospheric Research) is hosting virtual visits with scientists and virtual demonstrations for elementary students.
- The Earth Institute at Columbia University is hosting a series featuring experts presenting relevant sustainability content in 60-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators.
- The Alliance for Climate Education is putting on a virtual climate assembly for students on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
- The Wisconsin Energy Institute is hosting an Energy Transitions Oral History workshop on Monday, September 21, 2020.
- Green & Healthy Schools will host sustainability experts from across Wisconsin for virtual learning during the 2020-2021 school year. This series is recommended for students in grades 6 to 12. 30-minute sessions will be offered alternating on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week this fall.