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Your Partner Forum Member:

Rich Wagner, Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado, wagnerri@msudenver.edu

Regional Highlights:
Texas resident Jennifer Hammonds connects sustainability action with GLOBE

EcoSchools LogoLast year, Eco-Schools celebrated its 25th anniversary. Like GLOBE, Eco-Schools is an international organization (69 countries), combining hands-on learning with environmental education. So, a partnership drawing on the sustainable school focus of Eco-Schools and GLOBE seems a natural fit. 

Read more about GLOBE Partner Jennifer Hammonds and her work connecting Eco Schools and GLOBE here. 

 

Q & A with Janelle Johnson, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at MSU Denver

Janelle JohnsonJanelle Johnson is a STEM equity expert who served as PI for an NSF ITEST award, with collaborators Metropolitan State University of Denver, Community College of Denver and GLOBE. 

On the main components of her ITEST grant project: 

The way that we conceptualized the main components of the work were, doing a lot of professional development with both pre-service and in-service teachers, [with] a very strong thread of student research throughout, facilitating students at the K-16 level. 

On focal students: 
It's common for teachers to plan for the middle or average or typical student. But when we're thinking about gaps in achievement that really represent opportunity gaps, we want to learn from the students who have been less engaged with science, who have had less opportunities to do summer camps, or after school programs, or really get excited or see themselves in science.

Read the full Q&A here!

 

Regional Events and Trainings:


  • U.S. GLOBE Weekly Watercoolers. Join the U.S. GLOBE community every Thursday at 4:10p ET to connect and share resources. Includes presentations from GLOBE Partners and/or Teachers! Register to join all Watercoolers here. 
    • October 15th - Amy Barfield, GIO, will give a general overview of what is new this year for the IVSS and share some important dates.
    • October 29th - Hear from the MyTree USDA Forest Service team on this neat tool that estimates the benefits your trees provide!

Partner Forum Update: Publication Resource


by Jodi Haney

The Publications web page is a newly formatted resource found on the GLOBE website. GLOBE has a long history of sharing impact and scientific research data regarding all things GLOBE. 

You can search the publications database to find:

  • peer-reviewed research articles supporting the use of GLOBE
  • scientific findings based on the use of student-generated GLOBE data
  • background information for a research study you are conducting
  • rationale arguments for a grant application
  • and more!

For example, valuable research articles such as these are available through this resource: Slow and Steady Progress towards an Inclusive Student Research Symposium (Butler, D., Bourgeault, J., Wicklein, H.), Environmental-Based Experiential Learning Activities and Its Influence on Students’ Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Attitude Towards the Environment, and Career Aspirations ( Lewis, V.), A Study of Daily Average Air Temperature Data From GLOBE Schools (Jasmyn Dyer, J., Lin, P., Cintron, E.) and a Making Science Come Alive With Clouds (Colón Robles, M., Bouwman, J.).  You can also suggest publications that are worthy and supportive of the GLOBE mission. 

GLOBE Mentor Trainer


GLOBE TrainingThe GLOBE Trainer/Mentor Trainer process has been updated and is now complete. This process is meant to

  • Emphasize the Trainer* Certification procedure
    • Refine the process to be more streamlined, flexible, transparent, and accessible
    • Guarantee the quality of Trainers throughout the GLOBE community
  • Set up the Mentor Trainer Certification procedure
    • Define Mentor Trainers as a resource to aid and advance the community of GLOBE trainers
    • Create a system for Mentor Trainers to communicate with each other to ensure the quality of mentorship throughout the GLOBE community
In both the Trainer and Mentor Trainer certifications, there are three steps and separate forms
  • Step 1: Application and Qualification Review – for those who are not currently trainers or mentor trainers
  • Step 2: Observation and Review by Mentor Trainer – once approved as a Candidate Trainer or Candidate Mentor Trainer, for those who are not currently trainers or mentor trainers
  • Step 3: Maintaining Active Status – for those who are currently active as Trainers or Mentor Trainers
Process, timeline flow charts, application forms and FAQs can be seen here.

*Please note, the term “Master Trainer” has been combined with the category of “Trainer” and is no longer a GLOBE term. “Master Trainer” is NOT synonymous with “Mentor Trainer” and GLOBE Trainers are not necessarily expected to apply to become Mentor Trainers unless they want to contribute in mentoring Candidate Trainers. The added responsibilities required of Mentor Trainers are explained in both the Certification Process and the Application forms.

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Do you have news, events, etc. you want to share or questions about GLOBE? Email Rich Wagner, wagnerri@msudenver.edu

Correction: 


From June Partner News: Teresa Kennedy was the GLOBE country coordinator from 2003-2012, not 2009-2012.

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