The Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State and the OSU School of Earth Sciences are pleased to announce that “Understanding Global Climate Change”, an online-only, 3-credit grad-level course for professional development for all professions and trades, will be offered in Winter quarter (Jan 10 – Feb 18, 2011). The course is listed as Earth Sciences 580 (ES 580), whose official course title is “Standards-based Earth Science Education”. This offering of ES 580 is offered as a special online-only contract course at a reduced rate for grad credit, in contract with the Office of Continuing Education and the School of Earth Sciences at OSU. Registration is required by December 15, 2010. Text support for ES 580 is provided via free download from the Byrd Polar Research Center website. The DVD that serves as the primary content for the course was produced by three Central Ohio teachers following their participation in a summer workshop at OSU. The DVD was developed with partial support from the National Science Foundation’s Science & Technology Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS). The DVD was updated in 2010. Tuition and fees equal $560, with an additional application fee of $40 for anyone who has never previously enrolled at OSU. If you are interested in enrolling, contact Carol Landis for registration and payment instructions or if you have other questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.