NNOCCI's New Online Crash Course!

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NNOCCI LogoThe National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) is launching a new training opportunity: The NNOCCI Crash Course! This is a 6-week, 25-hour, fee-based online course for those interested in gaining strategic framing skills. NNOCCI is a partnership between climate scientists and informal science educators who have public trust and large audiences, and who are dedicated to using our platforms to have productive conversations about climate action. We operate as a supportive community of practice using and teaching evidence-based tools to inspire hope and action. Together, we can change the national conversation around climate change to be more positive, productive and solutions-focused.

In the Crash Course, participants will learn basic framing elements including why framing matters, what is NNOCCI, values, metaphors, and solutions. Participants will create a final project to demonstrate their framing skills and practice critiquing communications with the framing skill rubric. This course is ideal for those who have an interest in learning more about strategic framing but who do not have the ability to participate in a regional study circle or the interest in being a NNOCCI trainer. For more information on NNOCCI Training Offerings, visit www.climateinterpreter.org/training.

Benefits of the NNOCCI Crash Course 

  1. Gain skills to engage others on climate change. Training includes a series of online video modules, facilitated webinars, and practice assignments to provide a comprehensive introduction to strategic framing, an overview of NNOCCI tools and messaging, and access to experienced trainers to support you in crafting impactful climate messages.
  2. Accessible from anywhere. This online, 6-week, 25-hour module provides a comprehensive overview of strategic framing tools from the comfort of your home/office.
  3. Network with like-minded individuals across the country. Expand your professional network and explore the challenges, opportunities, and best practices of climate communication within a supportive community of practice.
  4. Join the NNOCCI Network. NNOCCI has built and fostered a community of practice to help scientists and science educators share best practices and challenges of communicating climate research. NNOCCI’s reach is broad, with a network of more than 440 individual members from 184 informal science learning centers across 38 states.

Course Offerings:

  • Summer Course taking place the weeks of July 12th through August 16th, 2020
  • 1 Fall Course taking place the weeks of October 11th through November 15th, 2020

Course Sizes: Courses will range in size from 20 to 40 participants. For courses with 30+ participants, the cohorts may be divided into smaller groups.

Additional Program Details: The cost of the course is $249/person with additional discounts for attendees joining in groups of 5 (5%), 10 (10%) and 20 (20%) people.

How to Apply: Please register using this link.

Frequently Asked Questions about the NNOCCI Crash Course

When will the actual courses take place?

The Summer Crash Course will take place the weeks of July 12th to August 16th, 2020. The Fall Crash Course will take place the weeks of October 11th to November 15th, 2020.

What if I know people who should take the course?

Awesome - we’re relying on members to spread the word! You can send them to the training page on climateinterpreter.org to find out more information about the course!

I don’t think this is something I can do this year. Will there be other opportunities like this?

Yes! We don’t have dates for 2021 yet but we are confident that there will be at least 2 sessions in 2021. Let us know about your interest by reaching out at [email protected]. This will help us choose the ideal dates for participants.

Do I need to have institutional support to be a participant?

The time commitment for instructional webinars will likely take place during the workday so it may be important for participants to have institutional support or a flexible work arrangement.

What technological requirements do participants need to meet?

Participants will need to have access to video conference technology and a reliable high speed (or high bandwidth) internet connection.

Will the instructions be live or recorded? Will Facilitators and Teaching Assistants be available at a certain time of day?

Two Crash Course instructional webinars will take place live at a set date and time, likely during the work day. These dates will be determined by the instructors, with the help of the National training committee. Otherwise, course instructors will be available on climateinterpreter.org to send instructions, provide homework feedback and respond to participant questions.

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Allison Arteaga

Hey folks, please note that the registration link for the NNOCCI summer crash course is now live! You can access it either from the "How To Apply" section of the blog post above or from the Training page of Climate Interpreter. We hope to see you there!

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