How will we, as Next Generation educators and learners, reduce greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable, just, and equitable solutions in our local communities?
This series is a professional learning experience for educators hoping to suit up and take action on energy or climate issues in 2023! You will receive equipment to participate in hands-on experiments and inquiry-based learning. All of our work will be aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and integrate principles of equity and inclusion in teaching and learning.
5 Virtual Workshops, 90 minutes each. Each workshop can be stand-alone, but each will incorporate concepts from the others to build a comprehensive progression and program. PD hours are available; 1.5 PD hours per workshop or 7.5 PD hours for the whole series
Energy action hero workshops:
Session 1: March 1st, 2023: Reducinge Emissions and Impact
Session 2: March 8th, 2023: Navigating NGSS and External Expectations
Session 3: March 15th, 2023: Building Local Community Connections
Session 4: March 22nd, 2023: Sustainable, Just and Equitable Solutions
Session 5: March 29th, 2023: We have the Power to Make Change
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
our learning objectives are:
- Develop Local Connections to Energy and Climate
- Preliminary unit planning connecting to climate and energy, moving toward action
- Finding local phenomena with global implications
- Able to identify local climate issues and draw relevance to student lives
- Deeper understanding of energy and climate science related to participant experiences and locations
- Identify potential community partnerships
- Experience Inquiry-Based and NGSS-aligned Instructional Best Practices
- Student-driven teaching/learning and systems thinking has been modeled and practiced
- Experience what NGSS-style pedagogy looks and feels like as a learner
- Recognize Systems and Interdisciplinary Connections
- Understanding an interdisciplinary approach as a critical piece to making connections and making sense of the world
- Participants begin to automatically and habitually think about how multiple disciplines/subjects can engage with a topic/unit
- Participants are able to map and recognize related systems and externalities
- Empower Changemakers, Inspire and Support Sustainable, Just and Equitable Action
- Participants equipped with tools/best practices to drive toward action and student agency
- Climate and energy work is seen in the larger frame of sustainability (of people and planet) and a just and equitable transition
- Access Ongoing Support and Resources
- VEEP/NHEEP programs and resources are accessible and highlighted throughout instruction
- Camaraderie, cooperation, and collaboration develops between participants
$25 per workshop session or $100 for all five. *Do not let cost be prohibitive. We ask that you pay what you can to support our work.
February 22nd, 2023
*Materials, including your free piece of equipment (if chosen), will be shipped out the week of 2/20/23.
**If you register after 2/22/23, we will not be able to guarantee that you will receive the equipment kit needed for the 3/1/23 session in time (that is the only session with equipment). However, you are welcome to register and attend any remaining sessions.