You're already a hero, so you might as well save the world!
10,000 Teachers is an army of climate ambassadors that bring healthy discourse, levity, and personal responsibility to the issue to students and beyond at the level that works within their individual communities. ScIC "Science is Cool" virtual unconferences and PocketLab are sponsoring this special event to bring teachers from around the globe together.
10,000 Teachers is the brainchild of Chuck Nice (co-host of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and a climate "actionist") with an intention to help teachers bring conversations about climate education into their classrooms.
This live event features experts in a diversity of fields who are passionate about bringing a healthy dialogue to conversations around climate change.
CLIMATE IN THE GOVERNMENT
Let’s get comfortable asking questions about climate education and the strategies that governments are implementing to address this global concern. Are we bringing the conversation into schools? What can teachers do to shape their local government to support the growing interest in climate science?
CLIMATE IN THE CLASSROOM
Let’s talk about specific strategies for how to communicate in the classroom through a specific curriculum and methodology. Designed for teachers, by teachers.
THE BRAIN SCIENCE OF CLIMATE
Why do people resist information? What if difficulty with certain kinds of information can be explained through brain science? Understanding this can help us make choices regarding where, when, and with whom to share information.
ENTERTAINMENT AND IMPACT
Studies show that information retention is significantly higher when delivered in an entertaining way. Let’s learn ways teachers can use these strategies to give a megaphone for educational content.
SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND INFLUENCE
The people that we associate with change our life. When we talk with people, we talk with their history, their experiences in life, that day, and influences from the past. How can it make a difference to keep this in mind when discussing climate impact?
LARGE SCALE SYSTEMS EXPLAINED
Let’s explore the nature and reality of global and local systems, infrastructure, and the new economy.
CLIMATE AND EQUITY
Let’s bring attention to disparities caused by ecological injustice and the unequal impact of certain groups and communities. How can you help your students that are affected by these circumstances?
EDU-TAINMENT FOR CHANGE
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
Chuck Nice, a comedian and co-host of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, also spends his personal time as a climate “actionist”. He has reached out to the Climate Week organizers and gotten a program approved that will include a daily podcast/live stream to tackle the issues around a healthy dialogue on climate science.
PocketLab is an education technology startup out of Stanford University that makes low cost, easy to use science lab sensors and software for education. PocketLab has pioneered the use of handheld climate sensors in schools, PocketLab Air, and has a broad network of climate advisors. PocketLab also produces ScIC "Science is Cool”, which is a series of free virtual unconference events that have attracted the attendance of over 25,000 science teachers globally.