GLOBE Professional Development Fall 2016


GLOBE Practicum

1 credit

The GLOBE Practicum is an online based practicum for educators who are interested in implementing GLOBE in their classrooms in a supported environment.

Participants will select and implement protocols, document their work, and produce a final reflection which will become part of an archive  for future GLOBE educators to search and review.

We will use Google products for our class platform. Participants must be comfortable using Hangouts.

Participants must also have a GLOBE account. Prior GLOBE training is not required but an extra assignment will be required for those who have not been certified. GLOBE trained teachers who want to take the next step and implement GLOBE monitoring in their classrooms are strongly encouraged to participate.

One online meeting via Hangouts is required.

There are stipends available for South Dakota teachers.

To sign up, register through the GLOBE website. (Note, you will need a GLOBE account to register.)


STEM Quick Stops: Elementary GLOBE

Meet via DDN
4th Mon Oct—April (no meeting in December)
4:15pm — 6:15pm CT
Oct 24, Nov 28, Jan 23, Feb 27, March 27, April 24.

K-6 teachers: This is the science workshop you have been waiting for. Our focus will be on using Elementary GLOBE to meet the new science standards.

All participants will receive a set of the GLOBE storybooks. Those seeking credit must attend all sessions. Participants will have to implement and report out on an activity. Participation makes you eligible to apply for the minigrants to purchase an Elementary GLOBE resource kit.

Stipends available to educators who participate in the aerosols class (Oct 24) and report out on an aerosols activity.

To register, sign up at the GLOBE website. (Note, you will need a GLOBE account to register.)

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is an international science and education project that involves students in investigating the Earth’s Systems through collecting data using standardized protocols, reporting data using an internationally accessible database, and participating in scientist initiated research projects and field campaigns.

GLOBE is active in 112 countries with over 66,000 teachers participating world wide.

Students who participate in GLOBE:

  • collect and report data on local environmental conditions,
  • contribute data to field campaigns coordinated by scientists, and
  • do research using data collected from their school’s site and sites around the world.

GLOBE equips teachers to meet standards by using science and engineering practices to explore disciplinary core ideas.

Elementary GLOBE introduces the Earth Systems in a fun, engaging way using colorful books and interesting hands-on activities.

While the GLOBE resources are freely available through the website, only GLOBE trained teachers can enter data into the GLOBE database. The database is a connection to thousands of other students and teachers around the world as well as research scientists.

Check out  our Professional Development page for upcoming GLOBE training opportunities.

Small Grants for GLOBE materials

20151106_094044Teachers and out-of-school program leaders are invited to apply for a minigrant of up to $750 to reimburse purchases of tools and supplies to implement GLOBE in the classroom.

  • Applicants must be GLOBE trained.
  • Applicants must enter data into the database within a calendar year of receiving the grant.

Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis, on the change of the season. Funding notifications will be provided within 10 days.

Complete this application.

No purchases made before notification will be reimbursed.

The South Dakota Discovery Center is a US GLOBE Partner. To bring a GLOBE training to your district, contact Anne today.