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ISCFC Teacher Planning, Feb 2014

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ISCFC Teacher Planning, Feb 2014

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Welcome teachers!! Please JOIN and then use this discussion to introduce yourself to the other teacher participants in the ISCFC. In so doing, you can practice posting and commenting on other posts.

If you have any Footprint resources to share among the group post them here!

To find all of the ISCFC discussion topics, go to the ISCFC Learning Group page:
http://einztein.com/user/jason/the-international-carbon-footp-12645/

To find all the teacher resources related to the ISCFC go to the ISCFC “Teacher Participation” page (external site).
http://footprint.stanford.edu/participate_teachers.html
 
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Anna Johansson, Oct. 1, 2013

Hello everyone!

Happy to be onboard again with one of my classes in Norway!
Many of my students travel a lot to sports events around the world and I am sure they will get a little shock by the outcome of their footprint.

Today my students will read about the IPCC latest report on global warming. One of the useful things I’ve learned from reading articles on this subject is to make a clear distinction between weather and climate.

Warm wishes from a sunny west-coast of Norway!
/Anna

Anna Johansson
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Karen Meyer, Sept. 30, 2013

Hi! I am Karen from Fleming Island, Florida, U.S. I teach Environmental Science and my students will be participating this week.

Karen Meyer
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 1, 2013
    Welcome Karen - I just looked up Fleming Island and it seems there is a lot of interesting habitat around you for an environmental studies class.
  • Karen Meyer Karen Meyer Oct. 7, 2013
    We have lots of estuaries in this area. Unfortunately, we are having to plan field work around a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB).

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Timothy Newman, Sept. 30, 2013

Hello everyone -
I am from Oakland, California US. I am teaching an AP Biology class right now that will be participating here. My students were very surprised by how much travel affected their results but it will be interesting to see where they go from there on this forum. They will be signing up today and may start posting if time is in our favor later today.

Timothy Newman
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 1, 2013
    great to have you back with your new students, Tim!

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Amy Geotina, Sept. 30, 2013

Hello,
I am Amy from Walnut Creek, California US. I teach high school biology and on Friday my students used the carbon footprint calculator, it was very enlightening for them to see how high their carbon usage is. I will be posting the data soon.

Amy Geotina
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 1, 2013
    posted! :) welcome to you & your students!

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Paolo Jacomelli, Sept. 30, 2013

Hi,

My name’s Paolo Jacomelli and I’m an English teacher in Liceo Lugano2, a high School in Ticinio Switzerland. My students are aged 17 on average and almost all girls as it is a linguistics class. My class is not particularly ecologically concerned so I’m hoping that the project will open their eyes to what they can do the protect the environment. I will soon be submitting the data for our session.

Paolo Jacomelli
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 1, 2013
    Welcome back Paolo! Why are girls not interested in linguistics?

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STYLIANI TRYFONIDOU, Sept. 30, 2013

Hello, my name is Stella and I teach both, ICT and Technology in a public secondary school in Greece. My students are at the age of 16 and we live in a small town in the Evros Regional Unit, in Thrace, Greece. This year, I carry out a project about Sustainability and that’s why I decided to participate and join you. As soon as we are ready, I’ll send the Excel file.

STYLIANI TRYFONIDOU
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 1, 2013
    Hi Stella! What else will your students be doing in the sustainability unit? If you are producing projects, perhaps they'd like to tell us about them here.
  • STYLIANI TRYFONIDOU STYLIANI TRYFONIDOU Oct. 1, 2013
    The duration of our project is 4 months and we have just begin. We are going to evaluate -using specific indicators- the sustainability of our scholl . How much power, water, paper, fuel, etc we use for the needs of the school per student , ammount of the waste we produce and after imprinting we are going to find and suggest corrective actions to the school community .

  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 1, 2013
    Fantastic. We would love to hear from your students about this — maybe using the footprint calculator will give them some ideas on specific sustainability measures to focus on.

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Jason Hodin, Sept. 30, 2013

Welcome Sept/Oct ISCFC teachers! Returning teacher Tim Newman and his AP Biology class were the first to turn in their data for the session, and Bishop O’Dowd school in Oakland CA USA now has an update pin. Fabulous!

http://footprint.stanford.edu/compare.html

Which school will be next?

Jason Hodin
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 5, 2013
    Hello all- two new pins on the map today: Chris Sikich and his sustainability students at Sun Valley High School in Aston, PA USA and Karen Meyer and her Environmental Science students at St. Johns River State College in Orange Park, FL USA. Terrific!
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 7, 2013
    Returning ISCFC teacher Saundra Coffey and her Honors Biology students have now updated the pin for St. Agnes Academy in Sugarland (Houston). Stupendous!
  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Oct. 7, 2013
    (that's Houston Texas USA)
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Maria Consiglia Tesone, May 13, 2013

thank you Jason, we are pleased to take part to this project. I will send you my class data
as soon as possible.

Maria Consiglia Tesone
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William Licopoli, May 10, 2013

Hello,
My name is Bill Licopoli and I teach Environmental Science for 11th and 12th graders in a public high school north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. We focus on climate change and the students have been very responsive. A large part of our curriculum concerns fossil fuels and energy consumption so this program fits very well. This is our first international project and look forward to hearing all of the discussions from students around the world.

William Licopoli
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin May 11, 2013
    Welcome William to you and your students- great to have you involved!
  • Maria Consiglia Tesone Maria Consiglia Tesone May 13, 2013
    Hi Bill,
    My name is Maria, I teach English in a secondary school . My students are studying to be building technicians and are aged 16-17. This is our first international project too. What is climate change for us who live in the Alps? It is glaciers melting!!
    Most of my students are good skiers and in summer they usually go skiing to the Presena Glacier ski resort in the Alps. The problem is that due to global warming the glaciers are melting. Now ski areas in Italy are wrapping at least part of their glaciers with a sort of white blanket (it is a type of protective fabric) to keep it cold through the summer. The glaciers may not feel better, but the resort owners certainly do!!! It seems to be working: The melting has slowed. The problem is that you can't wrap a whole mountain range in a blanket. But with so much riding on Alpine ice and snow—skiing, tourism, service industries, and the livelihoods of probably millions of workers—it's easy to see why some people might want to. Yet it will take more than blankets to shield the Alps from the environmental and human pressures facing them today.

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Maria Consiglia Tesone, May 8, 2013

Hi,
My name is Maria Consiglia, I teach English for building technicians at IIS Meneghini Secondary School in Edolo, a small town in the north of Italy. We live in a beautiful area in the Alps. Here the mountains are breathtaking and there are a lot of national parks and natural reserves. Students are encouraged to respect and not damage the environment, but maybe they are not aware of their impact on nature. After gathering data we were impressed about our carbon footprint, particularly in some categories such as home and transport, compared to other countries.
My students are aged 16-17 and they are studying to be surveyors. They are interested in eco-building and sustainable architecture, they have not participated in any international project before, and I think this may be a good opportunity for them to think about what they can do to reduce their energy consumption, and to share opinions and solutions, with other students of different countries, to minimize the global environmental impact.

Maria Consiglia Tesone
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin May 8, 2013
    I've been enjoying reading your students' posts!
  • William Licopoli William Licopoli May 10, 2013
    Sounds incredible Maria! And having the mountains must be very inspirational. Looking forward to talking with you.

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