I2I in San Antonio: NSTA teacher award winners and the I2I Teacher Summit join us!

The Inquiry-to-Insight (I2I) climate change science education project team is thrilled to announce the winners of our travel awards, providing partial support for five extraordinary high school teachers to attend the annual NSTA conference in San Antonio. The winners are: David Vern Black (Walden School of Liberal Arts, Provo, UT); Lindsay Knippenberg (Mooresville High School, Mooreseville, NC); Nick LaFave (Clover High School, Clover, SC); Bhavna Rawal (Quest High School, Houston, TX); and Susan Tate (Whitehall District Schools, Whitehall, MI). Our warmest congratulations!

The I2I project is a collaboration of scientists, educators, and media designers at Stanford University and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden dedicated to bringing high quality, interactive, free online resources on climate change and ocean acidification into the classroom. Our most recent program is the International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC), where classes around the world use our student footprint calculator to calculate their footprints, compare them with the other classes, and then participate in online, international peer-to-peer discussions about their footprints and envisioning solutions to the broader climate change problem.

The NSTA teacher awardees will join I2I staff and a group of I2I partner teachers from US & Sweden at a free, half-day I2I "Teacher Summit" on Sunday, April 14, during the afternoon immediately following the completion of the conference. The goals of the Summit will be to exchange ideas and best practices about climate change education in the classroom, and for the I2I team to get feedback from attending teachers on how best to expand our own suite of free, interactive climate change classroom resources. We will also be gathering daily throughout the conference for meet-and-greets, and to catch up one another on exciting presentations at the conference.

We welcome all interested NSTA teachers to join us at the Teacher Summit!  Click here to view/download a preliminary agenda (pdf file; updated April 7, 2013).

Funding for the I2I NSTA Teacher Awards and the Teacher Summit has been generously provided by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

If you would like to join us at the Teacher Summit, please email Pam Miller at pam.miller(at)stanford.edu no later than April 1, 2013.

We also ask that all participants please complete our online dietary choices questionnaire by April 1 as well.

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

All the best in 2013,
The I2I Team

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