Education Outreach Program

ICEE Online Course

GRTE 5030/ ENVS 5100:
Climate Science 101:  Essential Knowledge and Teaching Strategies


Cost: Free or $60 per credit hour for three credits.  You may take the course for graduate credit through University of Colorado Environmental Studies or for recertification credit through Continuing Education at $60 per credit-hour. You may choose to audit the course at no-cost and participate at your convenience. Subsidized credit is also available to Colorado teachers.

The ICEE Climate Science 101 online course focuses on the Essential Principles of Climate Science and provides experience with teaching strategies such as identifying and addressing misconceptions, minimizing controversy, and teaching so that students can engage positively. 

The online course will run from January 21 through April 30.  We will meet one hour per week in a webinar format, and one hour per week in a small group online.  Small groups will be formed along similar teaching goals and/or similar geographical area.  Commitments include participation in the weekly webinar and small group meeting, completion of a course project, participation in discussions online and completion of weekly assignments. Most participants spend 5-7 hours per week total on course activities.

The target audience is secondary science teachers.  However, informal educators, upper elementary teachers, cross-curricular teams and providers of professional development have also participated successfully and are encouraged to register.

This course is funded through the NASA Innovations in Climate Education program, and is part of the CIRES ICEE project. Instructors for this course will be Susan Buhr and Emily Kellagher with CIRES and Deb Morrison with the CU School of Education.


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