CliMES Workshop: Professional Development for High School STEM Teachers

High school teachers are invited to participate in a research-based professional learning opportunity this summer, June 13 - 17, 2022.

Monday, Mar 07, 2022 • Questions? Contact Dr. Cory Forbes :

Teaching about Earth's climate change 

Woman on laptop talking on a video conference call.A new, professional development opportunity will help local teachers educate their students about climate change.

The CliMES workshop will be held virtually June 13 - 17, 2022, and it will prepare secondary science educators to teach a new high school science curriculum model that focuses on supporting students' 3D learning through the use of NASA's web based climate data and global climate modeling tools.

The five-day program will provide experience with the use of EzGCM, an online toolkit that creates an authentic NASA global climate model accessible to high schoolers and their teachers via resources that have been developed and tested over a period of four years. The workshop is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by UTA's Dr. Cory Forbes, chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and director of the STEM Education Research Collaboratorium and Resource Center; Columbia University's Dr. Mark Chandler, climate scientist with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Kim N. Carroll Steward, graduate assistant with the School of Natural Resources

Participating teachers will be eligible to continuing education credits, as well as a $1,000 stipend or three hours of UTA graduate course credit.

Interested educators can apply online at

For more information, download the CliMES workshop flyer