*** 2011 NWA Teacher's Weather Workshop - Monday Oct 17, 2011 - Birmingham, Alabama ***

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Teachers' Weather Workshop

Held: Monday Oct 17, 2011

The Wynfrey Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

9 AM - 4 PM

Presentations are Posted Below

OBJECTIVE: A hands-on workshop to educate local area teachers (K-12) about weather and weather related resources -
allowing them to inspire and enhance the educational learning process for their students.

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8:00 AM Registration Opens

9:00 AM Workshop Begins - Welcome and Opening Comments: NWA Education Committee

9:10 AM The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI): Steve Ricks, Director, AMSTI, Alabama State Dept. of Education

9:20 AM Jack Williams - Science Writer and Book Author ... (Jack's Webpage)

9:35 AM Lightning Safety for Schools - William P. Roeder, Meteorologist

10:00 AM Keynote Address "TORNADOES 2011 - SUPEROUTBREAK 2" - Dr. Greg Forbes, The Weather Channel

10:25 AM BREAK

Educational Resource Section:

10:40 AM A retrospective look at April 27th - James Spann, ABC 33/40 (James Spann's Web Site)

10:55 AM Learning the Wonderful Works of Water - Binnie Myles, Public Communications Manager, Birmingham Water Works Board

11:10 AM Discover Science Suitcases - Nancy Prater, Education Program Manager, Alabama Power Company (Link to Request a Science Suitcase)

11:30 AM National Weather Service Educational Resources and the Young Meteorologist Program ... His Presentation - Andy Horvitz, Public Weather Focal Point, National Weather Service Headquarters, Office of Climate Water & Weather Services, Silver Spring, MD.

11:45 AM Geoscience Multimedia Education Materials from COMET: The Free Candy Store is Open! - Wendy Abshire, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET)

Noon The Weather Dude - Nick Walker, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA (Sally Struthers Introducing Nick)

12:15 PM BREAK - Pick Up Lunch (A FREE working lunch is provided courtesy of the Wynfrey Hotel!) and head for Breakout Sessions

Break Out Sessions (12:30 - 3:10 PM) - 15-20 minutes each:

3:20 PM - Break

3:30 PM - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) - Nolan Doesken (Colorado State Climatologist) and Henry Reges (CoCoRaHS National Coordinator),  Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

3:55 PM - Closing Comments and Prize Drawing

4:10 PM - Conference Ends - Pick up Certificate and Hand-In State Form for CEU's.

...Note: some of the presentation links may take a while to load; others are to the speaker's Web site which we cannot control to be current...

This workshop was held the day before the Alabama Science Teachers Association Meeting at the McWane Science Center on Tuesday, October 18th.

The NWA is also sponsored Weather Fest on Saturday morning, October 15th at the McWane Science Center

Updated: 1 Nov 11