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Project ATMOSPHERE: Sensing, Analyzing, and Forecasting
AMS/NOAA Workshop for Master Precollege Teachers of Atmospheric Sciences Topics
July 14 - 26, 2013
National Weather Service Training Center, Kansas City, Missouri
This AMS/NOAA Workshop is designed for master precollege teachers and supervisors of science who teach or supervise the teaching of significant weather units. The Workshop is intended to (a) introduce master teachers to the latest technologies and techniques for sensing, analyzing, and forecasting weather, (b) explore and suggest ways in which the products of these technologies and techniques can be employed in school studies of the atmospheric environment, and (c) prepare workshop attendees to conduct training sessions on selected atmospheric science topics for teachers in their home areas during the next school year and possibly participate in DataStreme Atmosphere Local Implementation Teams.
Each participant will become acquainted with a variety of atmospheric science instructional and resource materials, including teacher's guides, hands-on activities and Internet-delivered weather information. These materials are being made available for use in teacher training sessions, although many can be employed in appropriate precollege classroom situations.
The workshop will be held at the U.S. National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The intensive two-week workshop will include lectures, tutorials, seminars, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips. National Weather Service and other NOAA personnel will present a variety of topics dealing with the sensing, analyzing, and forecasting of weather. Their presentations will be articulated with science content and weather education presentations led by workshop faculty.
Time will also be devoted to discussions regarding the teaching of weather and the dissemination of weather information.
Formal workshop activity will extend from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A Saturday, July 20th, field trip is planned. Sunday, July 21st will be free.
The National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC) will host the Workshop. NWSTC is one of the best equipped meteorological training facilities in the world. It has computerized weather information systems found in NWS forecast offices, satellite and weather radar display systems, and a meteorology laboratory. The Center is complete with classrooms, laboratories, and a full staff of instructors and support personnel. NWSTC is collocated with the NWS Central Region Headquarters and the NWS Aviation Weather Center which is responsible for commercial and private aviation forecasting for the entire United States. The NWS forecast office in Topeka, KS will be site of a workshop field trip. A hydrology and geology fieldtrip will be conducted on Saturday, July 20th.
Applications are invited from master teachers and supervisors of precollege science who can provide evidence they:
Participants will be selected to provide a national geographic distribution and a cross-section of school environments—inner city, urban, suburban, and rural. Teachers who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences and/or teach (or will peer train teachers who teach) significant numbers of precollege students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.
All communications concerning the workshop and applications should be sent to:
All completed applications should be postmarked by March 31, 2013, although later submission will be considered if workshop vacancies exist. Initial notification of workshop awards and alternates will be made by letter in April 2013.
In selecting individuals for participation and otherwise in the administration of this workshop, the AMS will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and status as a Vietnam Era or disabled veteran.
Participants may earn three semester hours of graduate credit in ESC 671 Selected Weather Topics through the State University of New York College at Brockport, upon satisfactory completion of the workshop and the submission of a follow-up report of their weather education activities. Credit will be awarded at the end of the Fall 2013 semester and may be applied to the Master of Science in Education degree at SUNY Brockport.
Participants will be expected to stay in hotel accommodations arranged by the AMS as the Workshop will be intensive and will involve several evening meetings. Informal interaction among participants will be an integral component of the workshop.
Participants will be encouraged to attend without families if their presence is likely to detract from full participation. No support is provided for dependents.
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