Registration for Meteorology Spring 2014 is closed
Spring 2014 Meteorology Course
The Spring 2014 Meteorology Course is full. We are no longer accepting applications.
January 20-April 19, 2014
Face-to-face meetings at James Madison University on February 8, March 22, and April 19.
The Blue ridge Earth Science Collaborative will be offering a blended meteorology course for high school and middle school teachers from Follow this link to register for the course.
- GEOL 501 Online Weather Studies is an meteorology course for high school and middle school teachers
- No previous meteorology experience required
- The course will primarily be taught online with three required face-to-face meetings on February 8, March 22, and April 19, 2014.
- In the course, you will develop new knowledge and skills that will help you more effectively address the Virginia Standards of Learning related to meteorology and the nature of science
- The course includes
- Inquiry-based classes on meteorology
- Instruction on innovative methods for teaching meteorology
- Time for developing your lesson plans
- Hands-on laboratory work
- Eric Pyle, James Madison University
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (540) 568-7115
- Eric Pyle is a professor of geology in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University. He has a strong background in K-12 and college-level STEM education and program assessment and evaluation. Dr. Pyle was a member of the Earth and Space Science Design Team for the Nationa Research Council's "A Conceptual Framework for K-12 Science Education." He is a past president of both the Virginia Association of Science Teachers and the West Virginia Science Teachers Associaton. He currently serves as the co-director for the James Madison University Center for STEM Education and Outreach and is a National Association of Geosciences Teachers' Counselor for Virginia. He has a B.S. in Earth science from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, an M.S. in Geology from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Georgia.
- You will receive 3 graduate credit hours for XXXX 0000
- You will receive a textbook and other materials for teaching meteorology
- Free housing at a local hotel for teachers that cannot commute each day (double occupancy)
- If you prefer a single room, the grant will cover 1/2 of the cost (cost to you is about $50 per night for a single).
- Modest stipend for food
- Attend all three face-to-face sessions
- Complete all assignments and activities
- Thanks to funding from an Improving Teacher Quality State Grant, teachers are required to pay a reduced tuition of only $150 for the course. This is approximately 1/5 of the cost of full tuition.
- Please check with your school division on reimbursement policies for professional development courses. Your school division may cover some, or all, of the cost.