PLEASE NOTE: This program is no longer active and has been archived in SSEC Research History as of 2/23/18: More info

For Educators

The Office of Space Science Education belives that state and national goals for scientific literacy will be achieved by sharing the excitement of new discoveries acquired through the exploration of space and earth remote sensing research! Partnerships with teachers are a major component of our efforts to promote the development of standards-based classroom programs and initiatives. Space Science and Earth System Science continue to be among the areas of greatest need in Wisconsin for Teacher Professional Development opportunities. OSSE and CIMSS are dedicated to the continued expansion of these partnerships and collaborations with the educational community to achieve our mutual objective of improving the level of science, math and technological literacy of the next generation.

Teacher Professional Development

Wisconsin GLOBE Program Venus Teachers
CIMSS Educator Workshops
Wisconsin GLOBE Venus Workshop CIMSS Educator Workshops

On-line Learning Opportunities

GET-WISE Video Lecture Series Global and Regional Climate Change
GET-WISE Video Lecture Series Global and Regional Climate Change Online Course

Geoscience Enhancement for Teachers -Wisconsin Initiative for Space Education (GET-WISE) is a series of self-paced, web-based course designed to address the professional development needs for K-12 science teachers in the content areas encompassed by the space sciences, including planetary science and astronomy, earth systems science, and atmospheric science. It consists of lecture videos and downloadable powerpoint presentations given by experts in their field.

A web-based climate course developed for G6-12 science teachers to learn essential principles, concepts and observations of climate change. The content design was based on the content and graphs in the "2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary for Policy Makers" and was guided by the Climate Literacy Framework. The material is freely accessible to all and educators can also register through the UW-Madison to earn college credit and receive feedback.