5 Hours of Professional Development
3 Hours Face-to-Face, 2 hours post workshop
Facilitated by Mike Matthews
and Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED)
“hands-on”, learning is learning through experience. This time-tested
approach accommodates various learning styles with proven efficacy.
This workshop focuses on strategies that allow the incorporation of
experiential sustainability learning into the STEM classroom. In
particular, we will focus on the approach promulgated by Science
Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER), a
nation-wide program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the
National Center for Science & Civic Engagement, which offers tools and
strategies for successfully incorporating civic engagement into STEM
curricula, as well as assessment tools and more. This is an exciting
opportunity to learn how to make your STEM class more meaningful and
relevant, while addressing the major issue of our time: sustainability.
This workshop is offered in
partnership with the Earth Ethics Institute, Institute for Civic
Engagement and Democracy, and the STEM OASIS grant program. You will
learn about the SENCER approach, the many resources SENCER has to offer,
as well as the importance of civic engagement and experiential learning
in higher education.
As a result of this workshop,
participants will be able to:
learning approaches in the STEM classroom.
-Demonstrate how to integrate civic engagement into the STEM classroom.
-Explain how civic engagement may be used in sustainability education.
-Use the SENCER approach and ideals as well as the resources SENCER
-Create a lesson plan that incorporates experiential learning and the
SENCER approach as applied to a sustainability issue.
Evaluation will include completion of workshop and development of a
discipline-specific lesson plan that incorporates the SENCER guidelines
and ideals as applied to sustainability. The lesson plan is due to the
Earth Ethics Institute within three weeks of the workshop.
Hosted by EEI and CTD. To register and for more