Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Webinar Series: Working with Formal K-12 Educators

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 6 June 2017

Where: Online: 3:00-4:00pm AKDT, 7:00-8:00pm EDT

More information: 
http://ccepalliance.org/2017/03/2017-webinar-series/#working-informal

Summary

The Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance (CCEP) invites you to participate in its 2017 webinar series. This series will compliment the newly released Climate Change Education: Effective Practices for Working with Educators, Scientists, Decision Makers, and the Public guide.

Produced by the CCEP Alliance, this guide provides recommendations for effective education and communication practices when working with different types of audiences. While effective education has been traditionally defined as the acquisition of knowledge, Alliance programs maintain a broader definition of “effective” to include the acquisition and use of climate change knowledge to inform decision-making.

Please use the link above to register for one or more of the webinars in this series. Once registered, information on how to connect will be sent within a week of scheduled webinar. If you have any questions, please email agingras [at] uri.edu.

Working with Formal K-12 Educators

Presenters: Corrin Barros (PCEP, PREL), Patricia Harcourt (MADE CLEAR, UMCES), Emerson Odango (PCEP, PREL), Melissa Rogers (MADE CLEAR, UMCES)

In this webinar, stories and experiences from our work to bring the urgent but unfamiliar and complex topic of climate change to classrooms through teacher professional development and strong partnerships will be shared. We will describe how our approach to climate change education has changed to become more interactive and aligned with three-dimensional learning and place-based educational approaches.

The presenters will discuss different strategies used to bring climate change education into a variety of formal education contexts. Schools in high population urban neighborhoods, rural schools with largely agricultural populations, Pacific island schools with specific climate change concerns, and schools with a special emphasis on technology or vocational training will provide examples for this discussion.

Since climate change is an important topic with a history of political controversy, the presenters will provide some examples of the challenges that teachers face when introducing climate change in the classroom and discuss some helpful approaches for engaging students in productive and positive discussions and learning.

The webinar will wrap up by sharing a few of the presenters’ favorite sources of information and classroom lessons on climate change.