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Teaching Climate Change Essentials

This six-week professional development program is a comprehensive online course supplying teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement climate change instruction into their classrooms.

Formats: Online: Asynchronous, Online: Synchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Art, Computer Science & Design Thinking, Engineering, English Language Arts, Health, Justice, Math, Science, Social Studies, Social-Emotional Learning, World Languages

Date(s) Offered: January 17 - February 24 2023; March 20 - April 28 2023; June 5 - July 14 2023

Length of Time: 45 hours

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Causes, Impacts, Solutions; Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy, Environmental Justice

Opportunity Type: Course

CLEAN

Teaching Climate

This guide is designed to help middle and high school science teachers incorporate climate topics into their classrooms.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Topics: Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy

Opportunity Type: Guide

STEM Teaching Tools

Climate Learning Resources

This page features many resources on many different topics.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Engineering, Justice, Math, Science

Topics: Teaching Methods - Culturally Relevant Teaching, Climate Literacy, Environmental Justice

Opportunity Type: Guide

Presidio Graduate School

Teaching Extreme Weather

This four-week program is designed to enhance K-12 science teachers’ understanding of the factors that contribute to extreme weather events and how these events are linked to climate change.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Date(s) Offered: January 23 - March 3 2023, April 3 - April 28, 2023, June 12 - July 7, 2023

Length of Time: 15 hours

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Impacts; Teaching Methods - Place-Based

Opportunity Type: Course

NPR

8 Ways to Teach Climate Change in Almost Any Classroom

This article includes eight tips for how to teach about climate change.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Art, Computer Science & Design Thinking, Engineering, English Language Arts, Health, Justice, Math, Science, Social Studies, Social-Emotional Learning, World Languages

Topics: Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy

Opportunity Type: Guide

CLEAN

Teaching Climate (Spanish)

This Teaching Climate (Spanish Translation) guide is designed to help middle and high school science teachers incorporate climate topics into their classrooms.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science, World Languages

Topics: Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy

Opportunity Type: Guide

CLEAN

Teaching Energy (Spanish)

This Teaching Energy (Spanish Translation) guide is designed to help middle and high school teachers incorporate energy topics into their classrooms.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Science, World Languages

Topics: Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy

Opportunity Type: Guide

NOAA

Toolbox for Teaching Climate and Energy

This website features many resources to equip teachers to teach about climate and energy.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Topics: Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy

Opportunity Type: Guide

CLEAN

Teaching Energy

This guide is designed to help middle and high school science teachers incorporate energy topics into their classrooms.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Topics: Teaching Methods - Climate Literacy

Opportunity Type: Guide

American Museum of Natural History

Climate Change and New Jersey

This four-part, self-paced, interactive course provides information about the climate system and climate change in New Jersey.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Length of Time: 2.5 hours

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Causes, Impacts, Solutions

Opportunity Type: Course

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Climate Science, Risk & Solutions: Climate Knowledge for Everyone

This engaging interactive course outlines the causes, impacts, and solutions to climate change.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Length of Time: 2 hours

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Causes, Impacts, Solutions

Opportunity Type: Course

ClimateScience

Climate Change Crash Course

The interactive and engaging online course summarizes climate change into three easy-to-read chapters.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Length of Time: 1 hour

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Causes, Impacts, Solutions

Opportunity Type: Course

NOAA

New Jersey State Climate Summary

This guide provides a climate summary for the state of New Jersey, allowing teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators to understand the local and regional impacts of climate change.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, School Administrators, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subject: Science

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Impacts

Opportunity Type: Guide

Presidio Graduate School

Teaching Climate Justice

This four-week course allows K-12 educators to explore the important topics of climate change and environmental justice.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audiences: Curriculum Specialists, Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Justice, Science, Social Studies

Date(s) Offered: February 6 - March 3, 2023; March 13 - April 7, 2023; April 17 - May 12, 2023; June 19 - July 14, 2023

Length of Time: 15 hours

Topics: Climate Change Basics - Impacts; Teaching Methods - Environmental Justice

Opportunity Type: Course

CLEAN

Elementary Teaching Strategies

This article features information about eight elementary teaching strategies to teach about climate change.

Format: Online: Asynchronous

Target Audience: Teachers

Target Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5

Subject: Science

Topics: Teaching Methods - Culturally Relevant Teaching, Climate Literacy, Data, Place-Based

Opportunity Type: Guide