Teaching Environmental Sustainability– Model My Watershed (TES-MMW)
Project Period: September 2014 — May 2019
Target Audience: Science Teachers in Grades 6-12
Funding Source: Partnership with Concord Consortium and Stroud Water Research Center (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Grant DRL-1417722)
This grant is a partnership with Concord Consortium and Stroud Water Research Center and five states (California, Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Virginia). The project, Teaching Environmental Sustainability – Model My Watershed (TES-MMW), focuses on a systems approach to problem solving local watershed issues through modeling and hands-on activities for middle and high school students. There is also a data collection component.
The requirements for participating in this professional development opportunity include:
- attendance in a 3-day training the first summer;
- two five-week online courses in the fall and in the spring; and
- attendance in a 2-day training the second summer.
Following the first summer institute, teachers implement the new curriculum and technologies into their science classroom during the school year and refine their lessons to post on the project website.
Recruitment: 2015-16, 2016-17 , Master Teachers (Summer 2018)
Videos: NSF Showcase
Articles: Virginia Teachers Participate in National Watershed Project, ITTIP March 2015 Newsletter, ITTIP Summer 2015 Newsletter, ITTIP March 2016 Newsletter, ITTIP May 2016 Newsletter, ITTIP Summer 2016 Newsletter, ITTIP Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter, ITTIP May 2017 Newsletter , Master Teacher’s Workshop, ITTIP Summer 2018 Newsletter
Websites: Concord Consortium