Teachers' Weather Workshop
Held: Monday Oct 17, 2011
The Wynfrey Hotel
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
9:35 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
11:30 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)
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.
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Updated: 1 Nov 11