A part of the SERC Teacher Professional Development Program Collection
GLOBE Teacher Workshops
Program URL: http://www.globe.gov/
What was the impetus for the program?
The GLOBE program was started in 1994 to create collaborations between students and scientists around the world. The program allows students to be involved in hands-on data collection and analysis where students collect and report on environmental measurements that are maintained and shared via an international database.
Recently the GLOBE program conducted and in-depth evaluation and created a new strategic document called The Next Generation of Globe (NGG). While NGG goals and objectives are built on the goals below, there is a greater emphasis on student research, internationalization of the program, and long-term program sustainability.
How is the program structured?
- Land Cover/Biology
Workshops instruct participants in content and the methodology necessary for their students to make scientific measurements that can be contributed to the GLOBE database.
Who is involved?
Faculty from GLOBE partnerships participate in leading workshops that cover various topics. An online training workshop is available for faculty interested in leading workshops. Faculty who are interested in leading workshops can get involved by contacting GLOBE partners in their regions.
Teachers should consult the workshop schedule to find a workshop that fits their specific content needs. By attending workshops, teachers will gain hands-on experience, content and pedagogical instruction related to the earth and environmental science concepts, and GLOBE measurement protocols that they can implement in their classroom.