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Diane Ripollone Diane Ripollone 2525 Points

I have posted this information before, but its a reminder that registration is beginning for American Meteorlogical Society DataStreme Courses. These courses are a great opportunity to boost your knowledge in the Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Topics. Please see the information below:

American Meteorological Society DataStreme courses are great way to get some background on Atmosphere, Climate and Ocean.   It creates opportunities to be an earth science leader and local expert in your school, district, and state. Materials not only invigorate your own confidence in teaching these topics, but also align with the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas for Earth and Space Science, specifically ESS2.C, ESS2.D, ESS3.B, ESS3.C, and ESS3.D. Addresses NGSS Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns, Cause and Effect, Energy and Matter, Systems and System Models, Stability and Change. Below is information for Teachers, you can use this information to find your LIT Mentor in your area. 

DataStreme Courses begins its Fall Semester on August 24 2020. Registration deadline is August 20, 2020.

Calling all educators, both classroom and informal! Are you interested in adding to your curriculum to meet STEM standards? The American Meteorological Society (AMS) offers an on-line course for K-12 teachers to help you brush up on your atmospheric science. The course will increase your understanding of important earth science concepts while leveraging a dedicated mentoring team of education and scientific experts throughout the semester-long graduate courses. The mentor/coaching model allows you individual feedback on challenging material and the opportunity to leverage relationships for future collaboration

The total cost of DataStreme Courses for the 20/21 academic year is $450/semester (only $350 for AMS members; note that K–12 teacher annual membership in the Society is $58 per year). The DataStreme course fee covers all course materials including textbooks, university academic fees, as well as the three tuition-free graduate credits per course. The fee is nonrefundable. Instructions on paying the course fee will be distributed after acceptance to the course. By leveraging grant funding, each DataStreme course costs participants a fraction of total value of over $1900 per semester.

Successful participants will receive three (3) hours of graduate credit in science through California University of Pennsylvania. The main cost to you (besides the academic fee) is your time – time to complete the weekly investigations. This course will require 4 to 6 hours of focused work each week depending on your science background and experience. 

For additional information, please visit the DataStreme Course website 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are interested in participating in a DataStreme course during the next academic semester (currently Fall 2020) and are notMentor Teams, please fill out this Google Form

For more information, please contact Diane Ripollone



Ms. D Ripollone

Earth Science, Forensics, Astronomy and Robotics

Twitter @rippie77


Cardinal Gibbons High School

Raleigh, NC, 27607

Infiniscope Advisory Board

AMS Mentor

CAT Teacher


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