*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.