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  1. 1. CCUS Education: What’s Available and What Can Be Done to Improve? CCUS Education Workshop April 29, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 2. Agenda • 5:10 - 5:30 Opening remarks and introductions – Background on the goals of the workshop and the evolution of discussion • Norm Sacuta, PTRC • Rob Bioletti, Government of Alberta • Meade Harris, GCCSI • 5:30 – 5:40 – Framework for reviewing available education resources – Sarah Wade, WADE LLC • 5:40 – 6:00 – Workshop discussion – What are the key challenges, gaps, and needs for improving the dissemination and effectiveness of education programs? – What are the opportunities and potential benefits of formalizing a network of educators? – Group discussion with lead off remarks from Donna Ell, Regina Catholic School District; Dan Daly, UNDEERC / PCOR Partnership; and rest of participants • 6:00-6:10 – Wrap up and adjourn
  3. 3. Workshop Goals • Explore CCUS education resources • Draw on participant expertise to identify potential gaps and opportunities • Strengthen burgeoning network of CCUS education stakeholders
  4. 4. BACKGROUND “And You May Ask Yourself, Well, How Did I Get Here…”
  5. 5. EDUCATION AT THE INSTITUTE • CarbonKids Program • Curriculum Resources • Introduction to carbon capture and storage • Energy in a low-carbon future • Workshop material • Interactive presentations • Hands-on CCS Experiment kits • Challenge events • National CCS Week Science Communication Challenge • Game development • Project outreach resources • Supporting international development
  6. 6. Suggestions Arising from Peer Review November 14, 2013 • Review of “What Happens When CO2 is Stored Underground?” highlighted existing resources in different formats and jurisdictions (EERC, Decatur, Alberta, GCCSI, PTRC, Bellona, UKCCS, etc.) • Consensus network of experts could leverage existing resources into wider communications initiative • Suggestion for a working group to draw upon experts from industry, government, education and ENGOs to survey, identify, and create additional materials that are more interactive and could be used towards school curricula, etc.
  7. 7. Network of Education & Outreach Experts 7 Follow-up from our DC workshop – February 2014: • In the education space there is a lot of good practice, but it hasn't been shared as effectively as it could be; • Raise awareness of current education and outreach activities, improve access to best practices, identify gaps and create networks for future collaborations (Sarah Wade will present on this); • Importance of educators to be involved in program development and delivery (Donna Ell from Regina catholic school Board); • Need to facilitate discussion and create a network in North America of the importance of educational outreach material on CCS (GCCSI); • Explore opportunities of collaboration between existing outreach programs and assist on the effective roll-out in new regions. (SaskPower example)
  8. 8. Context for this Workshop – A Recap • Many are interested in improving/expanding CCUS education and outreach • GCCSI helping to provide connections, facilitate collaboration, share knowledge • Experts at PTRC peer review noted potential value of North American Network • Experts at preliminary GCCSI workshop highlighted some exceptional educational resources and need for a network • Alberta is interested in expanding CCUS education • The discussion continues today…
  10. 10. Approach for Review • Develop a general framework of relevant information / criteria • Create preliminary inventory of educational resources (to be added to over time) • Review other assessments of resources, gaps, recommendations
  11. 11. Review Framework Name Name of institution and curriculum name Brief Description Focus on topics covered, approach to learning (rote / experiment / lecture) Student Level Grade (1-6), Middle (7-8), HS (9-12), College, Graduate school, Vocational/technical/community college or continuing education Website Location to view online Other contact A person or phone to call to pursue Cost Cost per student or per teacher – or any other metric available. If possible sense of cost for training and for implementation (labs, etc) Distribution How do teachers / schools get the curriculum Coverage How widely distributed is the curriculum, how widely used, any site specific content? Quality Control What steps have been taken to assure academic rigor, lack of bias, accreditation? Ease of use How difficult is it for a teacher to pick up and run with the curriculum Range of topics / disciplines How does the curriculum approach the climate change and CCUS topic, what academic disciplines (e.g., social sciences, history, physical sciences, math) does it draw on? Formal / Informal Taught in school or through less formal means
  12. 12. Two New Standouts • Regina Catholic School – Curricula for grades 3, 7, 10 – Array of resources to help teachers with the topic of carbon capture and storage in relation to other technologies, and in social and scientific contexts • PCOR Partnership/Prairie Public Broadcasting – Meeting the Challenge video series and materials – Middle and upper school – Significant training and resources to support teachers – CCUS in context of energy, quality of life, and environment
  13. 13. Other Examples • Curricula – Climate Science Investigations (CSI) by Keystone Science School – Multi-disciplinary perspectives; implemented through teacher training workshops • Lesson Plans – Teaching About Climate by Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) – Outlines 7 essential scientific principles and provide lesson plans and labs to teach each one • Resources – ACIDROCK WebQuest by PBS – Accessed through clearing house created by Maryland and Delaware climate science website; project for students to analyze real data and consider potential impacts of climate change on local environment
  14. 14. Other Examples (2) • Informal Workshops –”Energy and You in the 21st Century by CO2 STORE and GirlTalk – A weekend workshop for girls to engage them in science; topics include energy, environment, technology • Advanced – Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) by Stanford – Academic research program for undergraduate and graduate students; funded through industry partnership • Graduate Level Enrichment – Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECs) – 3 week summer course with multi-disciplinary approach
  15. 15. Observations • Cataloging is not as easy as you might think – General curricula (e.g., earth sciences) – Dedicated curricula (e.g., climate change, energy) – General materials / resources (e.g., experiments, videos, information sheets) • In general – More curricula for middle and upper school than for lower school – Increasing number of college and graduate programs – So many resources available that it’s no surprise if teachers find it daunting to choose
  16. 16. Observations (2) • There is a growing effort to develop and deploy science, technology, and engineering content in school curricula (i.e., not just climate or CCS) • There is increased focus on providing teacher training and ongoing support • The topic of science and especially climate change, is surprisingly politically charged • Interest in developing workforce – helping kids prepare for the future economy seems to be an important driver
  17. 17. 2011 CSIRO / GCCSI Assessment Project aimed to identify and assess CCS education materials including source, format, and audience (primary school, secondary school, and support information). Developed 9 CCS specific evaluation criteria.
  18. 18. CSIRO/GCCSI 2011 Findings • There are not a lot of resources that help increase teachers’ learning • Many resources technically correct on CCS but lacking social, political, environmental, economic context • They recommend improving comprehensiveness of materials, facilitating collaboration, and increasing deployment
  19. 19. Two Sites Worth Noting • made clear – Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education Awareness and Research - --Supporting deployment of Next Generation Science Standards with emphasis on climate change – a resource for teachers and a research effort to assess effectiveness • – a non-profit dedicated to bringing computer science to the classroom, especially for girls and under-represented students of colour. Industry, academic partnership
  20. 20. Putting the Pieces Together Core Subjects Standards and Mandates ClassroomsTopic Experts Classroom Teachers Curriculum Developers Local Teacher Support Web Resources and Class Aids Tracking and Feedback Teacher Training Activities
  21. 21. Discussion • What are the key challenges, gaps, and needs for improving the dissemination and effectiveness of CCUS education programs? – Content? – Process? • What are the opportunities and potential benefits of formalizing a network of educators? What about schools / projects?
  22. 22. Meade Harris Senior Advisor - Capacity Development & Public Engagement, The Americas Email: Kirsty Anderson Principal Manager, Public Engagement Email: For more information please contact: