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  Visions of Sustainability
A multipart virtual discussion series awarding 15 hours of professional development credit
Explore the importance of diversity and equity in building resilient communities, the impacts of the evolving American transportation system, and the ties between consumer culture and the economy

Facilitated by Dr. Karen Alvarez-Delfin, Hialeah Campus   
Wednesdays, first session 12 - 1 PM, all other dates 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, November 10
Virtual or Hybrid (Hialeah)

To Register, class # EEI1028-3



  A Call to Sustainability
A multipart virtual discussion series awarding 15 hours of professional development credit
Exploring the urgent need for sustainability, the importance of ecological principles in understanding the many social issues that define humanity's relations with the natural world, social and ecological issues inherent in food productions, and water the impact of humanity on Earth's aquatic systems.

Facilitated by Professor Ben Augustyn, Wolfson Campus
Wednesdays, first session 12 - 1 PM, all other dates 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, November 10
Virtual or Hybrid (Wolfson)
To Register, class # EEI1025-5

Facilitated by Professor Sarah Jacob, West Campus
Wednesdays,
first session 12 - 1 PM, all other dates 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17
Virtual or Hybrid (West)

To Register, class # EEI1025-6




 
Reevaluating the Modern Lifestyle
A multipart virtual discussion series awarding 12 hours of professional development credit
This workshop explores the connection between minimalism/voluntary simplicity and quality of life, mindfulness, and modern consumerism.   

Facilitated by Stephen Nesvacil, North Campus EEI Program Professional
Wednesdays, first session 12 - 1 PM, all other dates 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, November 3
Virtual or Hybrid (North Room 1256)

To Register, class # EEI1024-3
  GSELS Learning Network: Transforming Paradigm
Awarding 6 hours of professional development credit
This workshop offers an overview of Earth Ethics Institute’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network.  Participants learn about development and operations of GSELS. GSELS faculty learn how to broaden their GSELS-designated courses to include additional GSELS course criteria, as well as  best practices of faculty learning communities. Participants explore Sustainable Education, a concept created by Stephen Sterling and described as “a change of educational culture, one which develops and embodies the theory and practice of sustainability in a way which is critically aware." Contrast will be made of mechanistic versus ecological worldviews, and a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to education will be endorsed.    

Facilitated by Mike Matthews, EEI Collegewide Director
Friday, October 1, 2021
2 - 5 PM
VIRTUAL

To Register, class # EEI1010-6

Earth Ethics Institute Professional Development for Faculty

 

EEI/CIOL professional development workshops and immersions allow MDC faculty the opportunity to earn credit toward maintenance of rank and promotion as well as earning Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) certification

These learning opportunities focus on Earth Literacy and sustainability education while fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and community. 

There are more than 55 EEI workshop/immersion opportunities  for MDC faculty/staff in the CIOL catalogue, with several of these offered each term at various campuses and offsite locations. 

 

 
 
 

Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
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