Registration for this course can be completed online via UA Online. See pages 3-7 of this packet for step-by-step registration instructions. If you are unable to complete the online registration process, please contact the PACE office for assistance 907-786-1934.
Alaska is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. This online course will introduce educators to various seismology principles and techniques for using data in their classrooms. We look to provide educators with Alaska specific information to tie in a sense of place and investment for Alaska’s students. Each lesson will include videos and
hands-on activities that accompany the videos with homework, discussion forum requirements and reflection assignments. The homework will help educators become acquainted with earthquake science, where the discussions and weekly reflections will encourage educators to think about their specific needs and methods for using the lesson resources and information. This course is offered through a partnership with the Alaska Earthquake Center and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology’s Seismographs in Schools program. IRIS’s Seismographs in Schools Program serves teachers across the country and around the world using seismic instruments or real-time seismic data in K-16 classrooms.
This is a 2-credit, 500-level professional development course designed for classroom teachers at all levels. No prior knowledge of seismology or software is required. * Course participation is limited to the first 50 registrants. Applicants who successfully complete the Seismology in the Classroom course will have their fees reimbursed.