hours of Professional Development
3 hours Face to Face, 3 hours post-workshop
Facilitated by Mike Matthews with
Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies Eertified Professors
Science Education for New
Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) is a nationwide network
of educators, supported by the National Science Foundation and the
National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, integrating civic
engagement and a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning methodology into
STEM and humanities classrooms, informal teaching situations, and more.
This workshop combines Earth Ethics Institute’s (EEI) Global
Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network,
SENCER specifics, and GSELS faculty perspectives on engaging with SENCER.
GSELS faculty who have applied SENCER in a GSELS course and/or attended
the SENCER Summer Institute annual conference will provide insight into
their experience with SENCER. Best practices for implementing SENCER in
conjunction with the Institute’s GSELS Learning Network will be
identified and discussed. Also included will be coaching in integrating
key components of sustainability, (including the four pillars of
sustainability) into SENCER/GSELS classes and an examination of SENCER’s
Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) assessment instrument.
a result of this workshop participants will be able to:
SENCER approach in GSELS designated courses , including use of the
Sustainability and SENCER SALG
how the four pillars of sustainability relate to civic issues.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning methodology with GSELS
multidiscipline curricula through the GSELS lens and sustainability
SALG assessment data feedback
Within three weeks of
completion of this workshop, participants will submit a detailed plan
illustrating how they would integrate the SENCER approach (including
civic learning and the SALG) and GSELS criteria in an existing course.
Mike Matthews has
served as the Earth Ethics Institute Part-time Program Professional for
the InterAmerican Campus for the past three years. Matthews holds an
M.S. in environmental science from Florida International University. He
has taught as a visiting instructor on the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast
University’s Marine and Ecological Sciences Department. Matthews
attended the SENCER Summer Institute in 2013 and developed and
facilitated two previous EEI CTD SENCER workshops.
GSELS SENCER Faculty – MDC
Faculty who have designated courses as GSELS-related or GSELS-focused
and who have employed the SENCER approach in existing courses.