Big World, Small Planet: Bringing Sustainability into Your Classroom

When: Thursday, July 27; 9:00 am - noon
Where: Western Washington University, Academic West Room 302
Who Should Attend: Teachers in the sciences, arts and humanities
Cost: $30, includes 3 clock hours (with STEM components)

Global Classroom's July Workshop focuses on how and why to introduce sustainability education into your classroom. Hosted by Facing the Future and the World Affairs Council, and presented by Ann Hempelmann, author of Big World, Small Planet, teachers will be given an overview of sustainability education and investigate frameworks for looking at the world, exploring values, and finding solutions to bring about a more sustainable world.

The interdisciplinary workshop looks at ways to build students' sustainability skills and habits, such as personal responsibility and interconnections, and also provide tangible ways to connect sustainability to your classroom projects and curriculum. Teachers will receive standards-aligned curricular resources and lesson ideas to bring the dynamic topic of sustainability into the classroom.


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Online Professional Development Course

Enroll now in our online professional development course for K-12 lessons from our Fueling Our Future: Exploring Sustainable Energy Use collection consisting of nine lessons and one performance-based assessment, the book is aligned with the U.S. Department of Energy’s essential concepts for energy education.

Online course and additional information can be accessed here.

Workshop participants will...

  • Engage with a variety of topics and activities related to sustainable energy use and energy education through applied analysis and practice in an online environment.  
  • Gain background knowledge in energy, energy literacy, and sustainability.
  • Use the lens of sustainability to explore the social, economic, and environmental impacts of different energy sources.
  • Identify ways to implement Fueling Our Future lessons in the classroom.