Science Outreach to the Community: The GLOBE Program
GLOBE is a mature international science education program designed to foster science learning in various environments about all natural environments. It facilitates student engagement in the Earth, life, and physical sciences, and came to Lane in 2013. Lane's Science Dean, Dr. Paul Ruscher, is a GLOBE Master Trainer and will be conducting numerous GLOBE trainings, mostly online, in 2018-19 that could be of interest to science and other subject area teachers. These trainings will be provided via online non-credit courses through Lane's Continuing Education Division by the Science Division. Registration for these short course trainings for Winter term 2019 will begin in December at the Continuing Education Division (by searching for GLOBE, or you may use this quick link to the CRNs for the courses you want). GLOBE materials are used in K-12, higher education, and informal science, mathematics, computer science, social science, and language arts settings - these trainings are open to anyone with an interest, particularly those working in Lane County.
The online trainings available for Winter term 2019 are more fully described in the Program Booklet link. Professional development credit (PDU/CEU) are estimated as 1/2 unit for each hour of required work. These will be supplemented with online web sessions as needed, and/or optional face-to-face sessions at LCC properties or other locations around Lane County, announced through LaneSTEM and the class calendars within the learning management systems. Each short-course has its own Moodle shell.
GLOBE Resources for Oregon Educators • Science Outreach
These short courses have been developed to assist Lane County educators as they adopt NGSS principles and earth and environmental sciences more broadly into their classes. A full summary table of the Winter shortcourses is available here (CRN registration numbers will be added in December). As we fully develop the comprehensive list of trainings by the end of Spring term 2019, we will consider offering all of them outside of Lane County to other Oregon residents, and perhaps to others as well. A Master List of GLOBE Protocols is available by clicking this link: GLOBE Science Protocols
For a list of our community lecture series videos, held occasionally on campus since 2014, please view our video list.