Joni AvRutick enters 2nd year in SWAC program
September 29, 2012 | Curriculum
Joni AvRutick, Alpa 2/Omega (1st/2nd grade) teacher extraordinaire, completed her second year of training in UVM’s Satellite, Weather, Atmosphere, and Climate (SWAC) program. The program is spearheaded by Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, the Vermont state climatologist and a professor at UVM and, according to the SWAC website, is intended to foster“climate knowledge and geospatial skills for all.”
Each year SWAC’s elementary through high school-level teachers teachers participate in a 3-day intensive summer course at UVM and follow up their studies with monthly sessions throughout the school year.
Joni, one of the few elementary-level teachers in the program, plans to share some of her work at Schoolhouse with her classmates in the SWAC program. This year Dr. Lesley-Ann will be working with freshman college students to come in and present on weather-related topics to the students here at The Schoolhouse!
Learn more about the SWAC program here.