Session 2 Active Learning Demonstrations from the Atmospheric Sciences

Monday, 8 January 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 27th Symposium on Education
Danny E. Mattox, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK and Daria B. Kluver, Central Michigan Univ., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mount Pleasant, MI

Research shows that students benefit from active learning strategies in the classroom. In this session we request proposals for demonstrations of successful activities that attendees could use in their own teaching. Demonstrations should be active, i.e., the audience members should be called on to participate in them, or a video should be shown of students performing the activity. Demonstrations should take no more than 13 minutes and be accompanied by a handout outlining the activity for participants to take home. Each demonstrator will have 2 minutes at the start of the session to introduce their activity, the grade/educational level it is aimed at and the learning context that their activity fits into. Demonstrators will then simultaneously present through the rest of the session in a share-a-thon format, with attendees free to move between tables/activities. We ask that abstracts briefly outline the activity and learning objective, educational level the activity is aimed at, and any requests for demonstration space (e.g. video screen, table, large open space).

Developing New Methods in Winter Weather Warning Education in the NWS
James G. LaDue, NOAA/NWS/Office of Chief Learning Officer/Warning Decision Training Division, Norman, OK; and S. Mullens, A. V. Bates, M. J. Sienkiewicz, C. S. Spannagle, B. N. Grant, J. J. Zeltwanger, M. A. Bohorquez, and D. D. Streu
Active Learning in Forecast Uncertainty Communication: A Role-Playing Game Demonstration
Tsvetomir Ross-Lazarov, UCAR/COMET, Boulder, CO; and B. Guarente and A. M. Smith
Kinesthetic Learning of Atmospheric Dynamics
Perry J. Samson, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and M. Moldwin
The Greenhouse Gas Game: Using Play to Learn Complex Concepts
Renee Minaya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. Barnes, E. Carpenter, B. Hatheway, A. Lotko, M. Mueller, and J. Ristvey Jr.

Drones for Engineering in the Atmospheric Sciences
John Ristvey Jr., UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Russell

Satellites 101: Basic Image Analysis Based on Resolution
Victoria L. Gorman, Citizen Science Education Program, Medford, NJ

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