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Melissa Firdman

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CELF Summer Institute
Posted: Mar 26, 2010 4:58 PM
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*CELF Summer Institute for Sustainability Education*

*In New York (Westchester County): *

*Middle/High School Teachers: July 12 ? 16, 2010*

*Elementary School Teachers: July 19 ? 21, 2010*

*In Boston: Middle/High School Teachers: July 19 ? 23, 2010*

At the CELF Summer Institute, teachers and administrators learn how to give
students the knowledge and skills to develop an environmentally healthy,
economically sound and socially just world*. *Participants focus on
integrating sustainability content and pedagogical principles into
standards-based curriculum. We explore strategies that make sustainability
learning real, relevant, engaging and inspiring.

Eligible for in-service credits, or graduate credits from our higher
education partners: *Manhattanville College School of Education*, Purchase,
New York; and *Simmons College*, Boston, MA.

At the CELF Summer Institute, participants:

0. Gain a greater understanding of the global issues affecting our
planet, including social, environmental and economic factors;

?. Learn about foundation concepts including systems,
interdependence, the commons and community;

?. Use the ecological footprint as a framework for understanding
sustainability content, developing critical thinking skills and engaging
students by measuring environmental and social impacts individually and
globally.

?. Deepen your knowledge in specific content areas in *guided
grade-level break-out sessions on topics like:*

?. Green building and design

?. Preparing students for the green workforce

?. Ecological economics and economic
worldviews

?. The emerging green economy

?. Green mapping (GIS technology and
sustainability)

?. Develop a curriculum makeover, independently or in grade-level
groups, with expert guidance.

?. Engage in carefully crafted learning activities that enable
teachers to experience key concepts as learners, and that model methods they
can use with their students.

Receive field-tested exemplar lesson materials with readings, directions and
essential content.



*For more information or to register on-line* visit:
www.celfeducation.orgor call (914) 238-4743.


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Melissa Firdman
melissa@celfoundation.org



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