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Dear instructors,You may use the content of this module to help your ...

Dear instructors,You may use the content of this module to help your trainees learn about basics and knobology of PEM POCUS!We hope you enjoy it!Jade Seguin, MCH PEM POCUS team

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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MCH POCUS
1% SACRED INSPIRATION – HOW TO DO BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH IN SCIENCE MATHS AND INVENTING
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Combining Kuhn and Jung: half edited long version of a ‘step ladder model’ ...

Combining Kuhn and Jung: half edited long version of a ‘step ladder model’ (SLM) forscientific discovery and paradigm shift researchSam Keenan*Learning Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia(Received 5 December 2014; accepted 7 April 2015)This half edited book provides the outline of a ‘step ladder model’ (SLM) comprising 13 steps ofscientific discovery making. It incorporates both a ‘leap-off point’ from Kuhn’sStructure of Scientific Revolutions, and ideas from Jungian psychology to revealpatterns in the way in which scientific discoveries are made, across 40 examples fromthe history of science. The current consensus is that these discoveries are accidental.This paper aims to provide a model for deliberately making dream-based scientificdiscoveries. The key to this model is intrapsychic patterns in how discoveries of thiskind can be made. As these patterns become gradually clearer, greater understandingof the dream-based scientific discovery-making process can develop. Gradually as acollective endeavour, as the SLM develops, the dream-based scientific discoveryprocess can by degrees become less accidental, and progressively more deliberate. Step 13 is included here as suggestions on how to fail as safely as possible while innovating. This is because success cannot be guaranteed and fails outnumber successes overwhelmingly. A background analysis section is also included. Further editing and writing and re-writing is welcomed. Thank you.Keywords: Kuhn; Jung; paradigm; revolutionary science; inspiration; creativity

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Applied Science
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Sam Keenan
ACESSE Resource A - Introduction to Formative Assessment to Support Equitable 3D Instruction
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In this professional development session, we will develop a shared understanding of ...

In this professional development session, we will develop a shared understanding of how formative assessment works and different approaches that have been developed. The material for this resource come from a series of PD sessions on formative assessment developed by the ACESSE team: Philip Bell, Shelley Stromholt, Bill Penuel, Katie Van Horne, Tiffany Neill, and Sam Shaw.We will be updating this Facilitator's Guide for ACESSE Resource A with the most up-to-date information about this resource over time. If you encounter problems with this resource, you can contact us at: STEMteachingtools@uw.edu

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
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Sarah Evans
ACESSE Resource B - How to Assess Three-Dimensional Learning in Your Classroom
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The NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education and the resulting Next Generation ...

The NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education and the resulting Next Generation Science Standards focus on an integrated three-dimensional view of science learning in which students develop understanding of core ideas of science and crosscutting concepts in the context of engaging in science and engineering practices.How is assessing three-dimensional science learning different than how we have thought of science learning in the past? How can we design assessment tasks that elicit student’s current understanding of specific aspects of the disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts in order to shape future instruction? In this workshop, participants will learn how to interpret and design cognitive formative assessment to fit a three-dimensional view of learning.This resource originates from a series of PD sessions on 3D formative assessment developed and provided by Katie Van Horne, Shelley Stromholt, Bill Penuel, and Philip Bell. It has been improved through a collaboration in the ACESSE project with science education experts from 13 states. Please cite this resource as follows:Stromholt, S., Van Horne, K., Bell, P., Penuel, W. R., Neill, T. & Shaw, S. (2017). How to Assess Three-Dimensional Learning in Your Classroom: Building Assessment Tasks that Work. [OER Professional Development Session from the ACESSE Project] Retrieved from http://stemteachingtools.org/pd/SessionB

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Applied Science
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
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Sarah Evans
AMS/COMET/MSC Mountain Weather Workshop, August 2008, Whistler, BC
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In August 2008, the "Mountain Weather Workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Research ...

In August 2008, the "Mountain Weather Workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Forecasting" was held in Whistler, BC, Canada. It was sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, UCAR/COMET, and the Meteorological Service of Canada. The workshop brought together researchers, faculty, students, and operational forecasters. Its primary goals were to help provide a better understanding of the state of the science of mountain meteorology from both a research and an operational perspective, and to discuss ways of improving interaction between the research and forecasting communities. The workshop consisted of lectures by distinguished speakers covering numerous topics related to weather in complex terrain. This webcast collection contains recordings of the presentations from the workshop.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ASMET: 2009 Drought in East Africa
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The module examines the 2009 drought in the Greater Horn of Africa ...

The module examines the 2009 drought in the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA), focusing on conditions in Kenya. The module begins by reviewing drought conditions in the years leading up to 2009. From there, it examines the seasonal climate forecast for the beginning of 2009 and see what it portends. Satellite products are used to study rainfall performance throughout the year and its impact on the drought situation. Finally, the module describes the climate oscillations that can impact drought in the GHA and identifies patterns that were present in 2009 and contributed to its severity. By the end of the module, weather forecasters and students should have a better understanding of drought and the tools available for its early detection and monitoring.

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ASMET 7: Convective Weather and Aviation in West and Central Africa
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The hazards associated with convective systems present some of the most dangerous ...

The hazards associated with convective systems present some of the most dangerous conditions encountered by aircraft and pose many challenges to aviation operations. When convection is forecast to develop, aviation forecasters are required to issue a series of warning messages and other meteorological aeronautical products to various members of the aviation community. This lesson teaches these forecasters how to produce the products, doing so in the context of a case study in which learners assume the role of aeronautical forecaster on duty at the airport in Niamey, Niger on a night when convection develops. The lesson is one of three aviation weather case studies developed by the ASMET team to improve aviation forecasting in Africa.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ASMET 7: Detecting Clear Air Turbulence: South African Case Study
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Turbulence is a major concern for the aviation industry. It often goes ...

Turbulence is a major concern for the aviation industry. It often goes undetected in cloud-free areas, catching pilots off guard when they fly into it. Turbulence can injure passengers and crew, and cause structural damage to aircraft. This makes it critical for aviation weather forecasters to closely monitor the atmosphere for signs of turbulence and issue special warnings when it is likely to be present. This lesson helps prepare forecasters for these tasks by providing general information about turbulence and showing them how to detect it using satellite imagery, tephigrams, and NWP products. The latter is presented in the form of a case study in which learners assume the role of aviation forecaster at Cape Town International Airport (South Africa), and need to determine if turbulence is likely to be present along a particular flight path. The lesson is intended for aviation weather forecasters, general weather forecasters interested in aviation meteorology, and meteorological instructors and students. Note that the lesson is one of three aviation weather case studies developed by the ASMET team to improve aviation forecasting in Africa.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ASMET 7: Forecasting Fog for Aviation: Kenya Case Study
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This lesson aims to improve aviation forecasts of fog in the African ...

This lesson aims to improve aviation forecasts of fog in the African airspace by teaching forecasters to make more accurate forecasts using satellite imagery, numerical weather prediction, and other available data. A process for diagnosing and forecasting fog is presented and applied to a case over the Nairobi, Kenya region. Learners assume the role of aviation forecaster, analysing various products to determine whether the current Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) is valid or needs to be amended. The lesson is intended for aviation forecasters, general weather forecasters interested in aviation meteorology, and meteorological forecasting instructors and students. This lesson is one of three aviation weather case studies developed by the ASMET project to improve aviation forecasting in Africa. They also support COMET's Review of Aeronautical Meteorology – Africa online learning curriculum, which provides training that supports the WMO/ICAO competencies for Aeronautical Meteorological Forecasters.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ASMET: Flooding in West Africa
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The rainy season in Sahelian West Africa extends from June to September ...

The rainy season in Sahelian West Africa extends from June to September and is tied to the position of the intertropical front. During this period, mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) often produce significant rainfall that can lead to flooding. This module examines an extreme flooding event that occurred in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 31 August to 1 September 2009. Learners assume the role of forecaster, assessing meteorological conditions to see if an MCS will develop that can lead to heavy rain and flooding. They follow a forecast process that emphasizes the use of satellite data, standard surface and upper-air charts, and model output. The forecast process is tied to a conceptual model of the key features that drive convective activities in West Africa.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
ASMET: Satellite Precipitation Products for Hydrological Management in Southern Africa
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This module introduces a variety of meteorological and hydrological products that can ...

This module introduces a variety of meteorological and hydrological products that can improve the quality of heavy rainfall forecasts and assist with hydrological management during extensive precipitation events in Southern Africa. Among the products are the satellite-based ASCAT, SMOS, and ASAR GM soil moisture products and the hydro-estimator. The products are presented within the context of a case, the flooding of South Africa's Vaal Dam region in 2009/2010.

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Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
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COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Adding Value to NWP Guidance
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The purpose of this module is to train operational meteorologists at NWS ...

The purpose of this module is to train operational meteorologists at NWS WFOs and elsewhere how to maximize opportunities to add value to NWP forecasts. The training includes use of the methods and tools from earlier modules in Course 2 of Effective Use of NWP in the Forecast Process. Included in the module are two case examples for the short- and medium-range. Additionally, a WES "caselet" is available from the NWS Warning Decision Training Branch that further illustrates how to add value to NWP guidance.

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
Advanced Algebra II: Conceptual Explanations
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This is the Conceptual Explanations part of Kenny Felder's course in Advanced ...

This is the Conceptual Explanations part of Kenny Felder's course in Advanced Algebra II. It is intended for students to read on their own to refresh or clarify what they learned in class. This text is designed for use with the "Advanced Algebra II: Homework and Activities" and the "Advanced Algebra II: Teacher's Guide" collections (coming soon) to make up the entire course.

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Algebra
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Kenny Felder
Advanced Fire Weather Forecasters Course Orientation
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The “Advanced Fire Weather Forecasters Course Orientation” module introduces the organization of ...

The “Advanced Fire Weather Forecasters Course Orientation” module introduces the organization of the course, the topics presented, and the intended audience, as well as the motivation for converting this course to online training. This web module is part of the Advanced Fire Weather Forecasters Course..

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI): What’s Different from the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
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This brief lesson provides an overview of the AHI on Himawari and ...

This brief lesson provides an overview of the AHI on Himawari and highlights its differences from the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI). It discusses AHI’s improved capabilities in spectral coverage, spatial resolution, and imaging interval over the MTSAT-2 imager; the differences in spectral coverage and scan strategy between AHI and ABI and the impact on products; and how AHI data and products benefit forecasters in Alaska, Pacific Region, and CONUS. Note that the lesson complements COMET’s GOES-R ABI lesson, which should be taken before going through this lesson.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
Advanced Satellite Sounding: The Benefits of Hyperspectral Observation - 2nd Edition
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This lesson is an update to the 2008 expert lecture on hyperspectral ...

This lesson is an update to the 2008 expert lecture on hyperspectral observations presented by Dr. Mitch Goldberg, Program Scientist for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program. The lesson discusses what hyperspectral observations are, how they are made, some current products, their contributions to improved monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and land surfaces, as well as their impact on numerical weather prediction. The lesson begins by discussing the importance of satellite observing systems. From there, it reviews the principles of remote sensing that are needed for deriving products from hyperspectral infrared observations. The third and largest section of the lesson examines results from and operational applications of the AIRS, IASI, and CrIS hyperspectral sounders. The final section discusses the importance of hyperspectral soundings from geostationary satellites. The lesson has been updated from the original presentation to include information about NASA and NOAA's new polar orbiting programs and CrIS, the Cross-track Infrared Sounder on the Suomi NPP polar orbiter.

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
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COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Advances in Microwave Remote Sensing: Ocean Wind Speed and Direction
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This Webcast covers the ocean surface wind retrieval process, the basics of ...

This Webcast covers the ocean surface wind retrieval process, the basics of microwave polarization as it relates to wind retrievals, and several operational examples. Information on the development of microwave sensors used to retrieve ocean surface wind speed and the ocean surface wind vector (speed and direction) is also included.

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
Provider:
COMET MetEd Collection
Author:
COMET
Advances in Space-Based Nighttime Visible Observation
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This one-hour module explores the types of atmospheric and surface features that ...

This one-hour module explores the types of atmospheric and surface features that can be observed at night. It describes recent technical improvements in nighttime visible imaging with the Suomi NPP VIIRS Day/Night Band and the lunar phases and other conditions that are necessary for effective nighttime visible imaging. This lays the foundation for the rest of the module, which explores operational uses of nighttime visible observations. These include the detection and monitoring of city lights, tropical cyclones, fog and stratus, polar nights, auroras, fires, volcanoes, dust storms, air pollution, moonglint, lightning, gas flares, ships and boats, and population/economic geography. The module is aimed at weather forecasters and other environmental scientists who use nighttime environmental data. Other users, such as those in the transportation industry and economists, may profit from it as well.

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
Aerospace College Readiness, Pre-employment, and Assembly
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This series of courses and learning modules are designed to offer a ...

This series of courses and learning modules are designed to offer a two-quarter entry-level employment preparation or college readiness program targeting either employment in aerospace and advanced manufacturing or continuing education in a manufacturing program. The pre-employment program includes applied mathematics, blueprint reading, computer skills, manufacturing basics, English-as-a-second language for aerospace, and shop safety. OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certification student handbooks, and a course outline for integrating WorkKeys into the program are included. An outline of assembly skills in drilling and riveting illustrate a specific entry level employment opportunity.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Module
Provider:
Air Washington