Using material found in the Project Atmosphere modules, the Maury modules, and the material in the DataStreme course and in the Water in the Earth System course, teachers can receive the correct training on the weather concepts found in their curriculum. The curriculum in our school district contain many difficult weather concept. Modules from Project Atmosphere on Highs and Lows, Severe Weather, Clouds, and Reading Radar were used to explain some of the material that needed to be presented to their students. Modules from Maury relating to ocean currents, and El Nina, and other difficult concepts surrounding oceans have been used to increase their understanding of oceans.
Teachers, who were students in DataStreme and WES, have also used the knowledge gained in these courses to share information with fellow teachers in their building.
Teachers in our school district are much better prepared to teach concepts relating to weather and oceans to our students. The interest was always there, just not the understanding. Several schools are applying for grants to construct weather stations at their schools to be able to expand their understanding of weather phenomena.