Development for this project was supported, in part, by the National Science
Project ATMOSPHERE Training Opportunities
The program has two teacher enhancement components: (a) summer workshop training, and (b) peer-led training sessions. The workshop phase is held each summer at the NOAA/National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, MO for about 20 new participants. This two-week phase includes intensive training sessions including lectures, tutorials, seminars, hands-on laboratory exercises, and field trips. Trainers include AMS Education Program meteorologists, scientists from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other organizations, and professional science educators.
In component (b), the teachers trained in the Kansas City summer workshop conduct single-topic sessions on an on-going basis, for their peers within their home states, using single topic teaching materials developed by AMS specifically for this purpose. These peer-led training sessions, one to two hours in length, are offered on a variety of meteorological topics.