A career’s worth of experience…

 
 

Kottie Christie-Blick Climate Change Education Consultant

Kottie began teaching about climate change over ten years ago, after visiting the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. It was here she learned of the importance of mitigating climate change to preserve people’s land, food, way of life, and worldwide peace. Since then, she has researched the science, talked with climatologists, visited areas already affected by climate change, attended conferences and training sessions, written curriculum, talked with teachers, and piloted activities in her own classroom. Due to the ever-increasing demand for climate education, she now offers professional development to formal and informal educators in the United States and overseas. She also offers an online course for educators through the University of San Diego, Teaching Climate Change in the NGSS Classroom.

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Curriculum Vitae

Consulting experience

Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Spatial Relations and Mapping; Kim Kastens, PI; New York.

Harvard University: Science as a Critical Lens for Global Competency; Project Zero, Veronica Boix-Mansilla, PI; Massachusetts.

International School of Cape Town: Differentiating for Gifted Children in the Heterogeneous Classroom; South Africa.

IVECA International Virtual Schooling: International Student Collaborations; New York.

South Orangetown Central School DistrictChallenging Gifted Students in the Heterogeneous Classroom; New York.

Sun Valley Group of Schools: Inferential Reading; South Africa.

Interviews

ClimateX MIT Kids Against Climate Change: An Interview with Kottie Christie-Blick

Gevirtz School, Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa BarbaraKottie Christie-Blick Contemplates a Career in Teaching

National Center for Science EducationTeaching Climate Science: It’s Elementary

Our Town Newspaper Climate’s Right for Kid-Safe Environmental Website

Yale Climate Connections – At This Website, Children are Talking About How to Slow Climate Change

Yale Climate Connections Sea Level Rise Lesson Plan

Citations

Educating for the 21st Century: Perspectives, Policies and Practices from Around the World – Signature Pedagogies in Global Competence Education: Understanding Quality Teaching Practice

Ensia - How Should Climate Change be Taught in Schools Across America?

LoHud The Journal News – Blauvelt Educator Wins Prestigious Award

LoHud The Journal NewsOrangetown: Why Restaurants Aren’t Giving Out Straws

NEA Today – 5 Ways to Teach About Climate Change in Your Classroom

Our Town Newspaper – Climate’s Right For Kid-Safe Environmental Website

Our Town Newspaper – Cottage Lane Fifth Graders Meet UN Secretary-General

Rivertown Magazine – Cottage Lane Teacher Makes Her Mark at World Conference

Slate.com – Kids’ TV is Ignoring Climate Change

Terra Firma, Lower Hudson Group Sierra Club Newsletter – These Kids Inspire Me

Awards & Grants

Alexinia Baldwin Educator of the Year Award: Association for Gifted and Talented Education in New York State

American Audubon Society Fellowship for Teachers: Audubon Society

Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching: Fulbright Commission, United States Department of State

Fulbright Distinguished Alumni Grants: Fulbright Commission, United States Department of State

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Fellowship: Japan-United States Educational Commission, Government of Japan

Impact II Developer Grant: Board of Cooperative Educational Services

My Favorite Teacher Award: Barnes and Noble

NOAA Planet Stewards Award: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

NOAA Planet Stewards Grants: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

Parent Teacher Association Founder’s Day Award: South Orangetown School District Parent Teacher Association

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014 New York State Finalist: The National Science Foundation for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Professional Developer Grants: South Orangetown School District

Richard Gazolla Teacher Fellowship for Advanced Study: New York State PTA

Teacher Treks Grant: Hilton Worldwide Teacher Treks

Selected Publications

Christie-Blick, K., 2019, Recycling at School: An Action Project: The Earth Scientist, v. 35, p. 26-29.

Christie-Blick, K., 2019, Ocean Acidification Investigation: Science Scope, v. 42, p. 42-50.

Christie-Blick, K., 2018, Book Review of The Tantrum that Saved the World: Reports of the National Center for Science Education, pp.14-15.

Christie-Blick, K., 2017, Time to Start Teaching Climate Change: Independent Education.

Christie-Blick, K., 2017, NOAA Climate Stewards Educator and Students Meet with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce website.

Boelman, N., McLean-Hely, M., Christie-Blick, K., 2016, A Migration Mystery: Earth Observatory, NASA website.

Christie-Blick, K., 2015, In the Classroom: Elementary Lesson on Sea Level Rise: guest blog, National Center for Science Education website.

Christie-Blick, K., 2015, Chirpy, Little Bird, Big Message: 10964 The Palisades Newsletter.

Christie-Blick, K., 2013, Talking to Children about Climate Change: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce website.

Christie-Blick, K., 2012, Global Awareness for Fulbright Teacher in South Africa: Global Visions, Global Awareness Network, National Association for Gifted Children, p. 8-10.

Christie-Blick, K., Branzburg, J., and O’Brien, A.M., 2002, Building Global Connections: Learning & Leading with Technology, v. 29, p. 54-59.

Kastens, K.A., Kaplan, D., and Christie-Blick, K., 2001, Development and Evaluation of “Where Are We?” Map-Skills Software and Curriculum: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 49, p. 249-266.

Christie-Blick, K., Kastens, K.A., Barlaz, D., Kaplan, D., and Katz, K., 2000, Where Are We? Teacher’s Guide: Tom Snyder Productions, MA.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: USA 

Using Models to Understand Climate Change: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Spokane, WA, 2018.

Digital Natives Use 3-D Learning to Collaborate on Climate Change, with Jacob Tanenbaum: NSTA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Kids Against Climate Change Dot Com: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT, 2017.

NOAA Planet Stewards Up Close & Personal: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT, 2017.

Ocean Acidification: Experiments for Students: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT, 2017.

Sea Level Rise: How Can Such a Serious Topic be so Much Fun?!: Climate and Resilience Professional Development for Educators, sponsored by Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA, Groton, CT, 2017.

Climate Science: How Can Such a Serious Topic Be So Much Fun?!: National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (NSTA), Nashville, TN, 2016.

Kids Against Climate Change Dot Com: Best of Both Worlds International Environmental Conference, Estes Park, CO, 2016.

Globalizing Your Science Class for the 21st Century: National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (NSTA), Boston, MA, 2014.

NOAA Climate Stewardship, with Bruce Moravchik and Climate Steward Educators from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference (NSTA), Boston, MA, 2014.

Disseminating Information in the Field of Education, Fulbright Alumni Conference, Washington DC, 2013.

International Student Collaboration Model: United States-South Africa: Students Working Together to Discuss Biodiversity Issues, with Marc Eckert and Shaun Tuohy: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference (ASCD), Chicago, IL, 2013.

Differentiating without the Three-Ring Circus, with Kristine Wagner: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education Conference (AGATE), New Rochelle, NY, 2010.

The Future is Here: International Virtual Schooling, with Jacob Tanenbaum and Eunhee Jung O’Neil: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education Conference (AGATE), New Rochelle, NY, 2010.

Work hard. Play hard. Live Life to the Fullest: Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education Conference (AGATE), New Rochelle, NY, 2010.

NOAA’s Teacher at Sea: Impact on Students in the Classroom, with Jacob Tanenbaum and Fourth Grade Students: Congressional Reception, Washington DC, 2009.

Bringing the World to Your Students: Blogging & Video Conferencing, with Jacob Tanenbaum: NYS Computers & Technology in Education Metro Conference, White Plains, NY, 2008.

Creating Global Connections on the Go, with Anne O’Brien: SchoolTechExpo Conference, Chicago, IL, 2003.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS: INTERNATIONAL

Inspiring High Ability Learners in the Classroom: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference, Denmark, 2015.

Global Citizens for Biodiversity: Best of Both Worlds International Environmental Conference, University of South Africa, South Africa, 2012.

Raising Academic Standards and Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students: International School of Cape Town Faculty, South Africa, 2012.

Read. Think. Infer Across the Curriculum: Sun Valley Group of Schools Faculty, South Africa, 2012.

American Education Ready for the 21st Century: National Educators’ Conference, Kingdom of Tonga, 2007.

Inferring While Reading: Redcliffs School and Wainoni School, New Zealand, 2006.

MEMBERSHIPS

Fulbright Alumni Association

National Association for Gifted Children

National Center for Science Education

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Planet Stewards

National Science Teachers Association

North American Association for Environmental Education

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

EDUCATION              

MA, Curriculum & Teaching, with emphasis in Gifted Education:
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

[+65 graduate and in-service credits in Education beyond MA]

BA, Sociology: University of California, Santa Barbara

Certificate, NOAA Planet Stewards Educator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

CERTIFICATION

NOAA Planet Stewards Certification

Teaching Certification: New York, nursery – sixth grade

Teaching Credential: California, nursery – adult

Gifted Education Certification: New York

Go to Kottie’s photos In the Field.