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Global Climate Change Education (GCCE): Research Experiences, Modeling & Data National Aeronautics and Space Administration www.nasa.gov Dr. Lin H. Chambers, GCCE Project Scientist NASA Langley Research Center Interagency Webex, March 15, 2010
Goal 1: improve the teaching and learning about global climate change in elementary and secondary schools, on college campuses, and through lifelong learning;
Goal 2: increase the number of people, particularly high school and undergraduate students, using NASA Earth observation data, Earth system models, and/or simulations to investigate and analyze global climate change issues;
Goal 3: increase the number of undergraduate students prepared for employment and/or to enter graduate school in technical fields relevant to global climate change.
D/M (Data/Models): Using NASA Earth system data, interactive models and simulations to strengthen teaching and learning about Global Climate Change
R (Research): Global climate change science research experiences for undergraduate or community college students and pre- or in-service teachers including those in nontraditional teacher licensure programs.
The GCCE project directly supports Outcomes 1 and 2 of the NASA Education portfolio by contributing to the accomplishment of the following specific associated objectives:
Objective 1.2 Higher Education: Student Support —Provide NASA competency-building education and research opportunities to individuals to develop qualified undergraduate students who are prepared for employment in STEM disciplines at NASA, industry and higher education.
Objective 1.3 Higher Education: Student Involvement Higher Education —Provide opportunities for groups of post-secondary students to engage in authentic NASA-related, mission based research and development activities.
Objective 1.4 Higher Education: Course Development —Develop NASA-related post-secondary course resources for integration into STEM disciplines.
Objective 2.1 Elementary and Secondary Education: Educator Professional Development – Short Duration —Provide short duration professional development and training opportunities to educators, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to attract and retain students in STEM disciplines.
Objective 2.2 Elementary and Secondary Education: Educator Professional Development Long Duration —Provide long duration and/or sustained professional development training opportunities to educators that result in deeper content understanding and/or confidence in teaching STEM disciplines.
Objective 2.3 Elementary and Secondary Education: Curricular Support Resources —Provide curricular support resources that use NASA themes and content to a) enhance student skills and proficiency in STEM disciplines; b) inform students about STEM career opportunities; and c) communicate information about NASA’s mission activities.
Objective 2.4 Elementary and Secondary Education: Student Involvement K-12 —Provide K-12 students with authentic first-hand opportunities to participate in NASA mission activities, thus inspiring interest in STEM disciplines and careers.
In order to submit a proposal, all team members and their organizations must first be registered in the NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com) system.
Proposers submitting through grants.gov must also register on http://grants.gov.
Details of the multi-step registration process, which takes 3 business days (or up to four weeks if all steps are not completed in a timely manner) to register a new organization, are described in http://www.grants.gov/assets/ApplicantUserGuide.pdf .