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ESSET Summer Workshop for Undergraduates

About the Program

Angelo State University is offering a professional development opportunity for students who will be future elementary teachers. The focus of the program is to help teachers understand the science of climate literacy and best practices in elementary science teaching. Student participants will have the opportunity to work side by side with current teachers in the program. Participants will not only gain knowledge about teaching science in the classroom, but also become familiar with working with future colleagues. Many aspects of weather and climate are included in the TEKS in all elementary grade levels, so this program can help all participants learn about these topics. Several resources for future classrooms will also be made available to those who participate.  

A three-week summer workshop at ASU, the program takes place July 15-Aug. 2, 2013. The first two weeks of the workshop will be intense learning on climate literacy, and the third week will include a climate camp for elementary students. Participants will also get to try out some of their new activities and knowledge with children from our local schools in San Angelo. ASU is partnering with the National Weather Service and The Weather Channel to provide this program.

Credit for Participation

All participants will receive three graduate credit hours. The graduate-level course offered is a special topics course and may or may not be accepted into other graduate programs.

Covered Expenses

This program is funded by a NOAA grant, so there will be no cost for participation. The program will also pay for dorm rooms and meals at the ASU campus for students who do not live in San Angelo.  

Eligibility and Application

Undergraduate students eligible to apply must have:

  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Senior status with at least 100 semester credit hours completed 

Undergraduate students who will graduate in May of 2013 are also eligible to apply, and must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all completed coursework. 

Participation in the program requires a recommendation with your application from one of your ASU professors or from a cooperating teacher.

Applications are due by May 31. Selected participants will be notified by June 10.

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