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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education Strategic Plan provides a framework to guide collaboration across the NOAA education community and a structure in which to track and report progress. Congress recognized the importance of NOAA's education programs with the passage of the America COMPETES Act. The America COMPETES…
Descriptors: Science Education, Strategic Planning, Public Agencies, Educational Objectives
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2016
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education Strategic Plan provides a framework to guide collaboration across the NOAA education community and a structure in which to track and report progress. Congress recognized the importance of NOAA's education programs with the passage of the America COMPETES Act. The America COMPETES…
Descriptors: Science Education, Strategic Planning, Public Agencies, Educational Objectives
Payne, Diana L.; Baek, John Y. – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2014
This Partnerships Working Group (PWG) study responds to recommendations from the National Research Council's (NRC) NOAA's Education Program: Review and Critique (2010) for NOAA to better understand how NOAA Education partnerships are formed, fostered, sustained, and evaluated. The NRC report noted that while partnerships were mentioned as a means…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Partnerships in Education, Participative Decision Making, Documentation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011
This curriculum module is designed for students who are taking high school chemistry. Students should already have some experience with the following: (1) Understanding and reading the pH scale; (2) Knowledge of the carbon cycle; (3) Using scientific notation to express large and small values; and (4) Reading chemical equations. This curriculum…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Oceanography, High School Students
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009
Global climate change, rising sea levels, changing weather patterns, collapsing fisheries, and habitat losses are real threats to the American economy and way of life. At the same time, America's youth continue to fall further behind their global peers in science and math, resulting in the threat of a future where fewer Americans are prepared for…
Descriptors: Careers, Strategic Planning, Weather, Environmental Education
Sturtevant, Rochelle A.; Marshall, Ann – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009
On July 15, 2009, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) co-hosted a focus group--Educator House Calls: On-Line Data for Educators. The focus group was conducted at GLERL's main laboratory in Ann Arbor. The workshop was organized and funded by COSEE Great Lakes with student…
Descriptors: Data, Online Systems, Needs Assessment, Teachers
Day-Miller, Elizabeth A.; Easton, Janice O. – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009
A considerable amount of time, effort, and other resources go into the development and implementation of education projects. Quite obviously, the goal is to create effective projects that can serve as models of excellence. Whether the project is an hour-long endangered species talk, a family festival, a severe weather awareness workshop, marine…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Program Development, Educational Planning, Program Implementation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2008
From the first planning meeting in December 1997, to the first grant awards made in 2001, the educational programs and training activities of the Educational Partnership Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have inspired and challenged many people to employ new and better ways to train and develop next generation…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007
Since its inception in 1990, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea program has enabled more than 460 teachers to gain first-hand experience of science and life at sea. By participating in this program, it becomes possible for teachers to enrich their classroom curricula with a depth of understanding made possible…
Descriptors: Marine Biology, Hands on Science, Inservice Teacher Education, Federal Programs
Hoffman, Martos; Barstow, Daniel – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commissioned TERC to complete a review of science education standards for all 50 states. The study analyzed K-12 Earth science standards to determine how well each state addresses key Earth-science content, concepts and skills. This report reveals that few states have thoroughly integrated…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Education, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2004
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald L. Evans has said, "Environmental Literacy is critical to enable learners of all ages to pursue knowledge, produce advanced products, and enhance personal growth." The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognizes it has a role and a responsibility to the nation in advancing education leading…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Oceanography, Marine Education