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Glenwood City educators complete National Science Standards coursework

Five teachers from the Glenwood City School District have completed two courses which support the National Science Education Standards. Joanie Branigan, Kathy Heim, Sandy Utphall, Nicole Brite and Ann Goodrich participated in DataStreme Atmosphere during the Fall semester of 2011.  Additionally, the same group completed DataStreme Ocean during the Fall semester of 2012.

The Education Program is the initiative of the American Meteorological Society to foster the teaching of atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic and related topics across the curriculum in grades K-12.  It is a unique partnership between scientists and teachers with the ultimate goal of attracting young people to further studies in science, mathematics and technology, via the development and dissemination of scientifically accurate, up to date and instructionally sound resource materials for teachers and students.

The DataStreme Atmosphere and DataStreme Ocean courses are a major component of AMS’ Cooperative Program for Earth System Education, is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with the State University of New York at Brockport and the U.S. Naval Academy.