Suggest Resources for the new CLEAN Pathwaypublished Mar 19, 2010 8:42am
by The CLEAN Project Team
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Pathway of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) will be a broad collection of existing digital educational resources that will help students, teachers and citizens to improve their understanding of climate science and related energy and social solutions. Each resource in the collection will be linked to a specific essential principles and fundamental concepts of climate science. We are seeking nominations of resources appropriate for grades 6-16 to be considered for inclusion in the collection. We welcome suggestions that:
- are directly focused on one of the essential principles or fundamental concepts of climate science
- will help someone learn specifically about that essential principle or fundamental concept.
While we will be flagging general websites addressing many aspects of climate science, our primary focus for the CLEAN Pathway is on specific activities or resources geared toward a focused topic. At this point resources that will be prioritized for review and acceptance into the CLEAN collection are activities focused on specific essential principles and fundamental concepts. At a later time we will consider other types of resources such as those that address a broad range of climate science (e.g. entire courses on climate science) or those that can support the learning climate science but are not currently embedded in an educational context to facilitate its effective use (e.g. isolated visualizations). To suggest a resource, please fill out the fields at http://www.cleanet.org/clean/suggest.htm. You can also see examples of the kinds of resources we are seeking at this web site. Each submission will be reviewed both scientifically and pedagogically by a panel of experts as the pathway is assembled. The review process and selection criteria will be posted on our web site once it is fully established.
If you have any questions please contact Tamara Ledley (Tamara_Ledley at terc.edu) or Mark McCaffrey (Mark.McCaffrey at colorado.edu). Thank you very much for your contribution to our efforts.