Course Details

P134-11494.1S22 - Energy, Water, and Waste: Integrating Themes of Sustainability

Course Details
Course Description: This course on simple sustainability offers preK-8th grade teachers the unique opportunity to delve deeper into global environmental issues on a local level, allowing teachers to learn more about current environmental concerns and social justice through a blend of technology, discussion, and hands-on projects. In addition, guest speakers, informative tours, videos and educational games offer a holistic approach to learning about real world environmental problems and how they affect different cultures, especially in terms of environmental racism. The key texts include articles from diverse sources, organized in a binder, as well as access to all Powerpoint documents and website links via the course webpage: Readings and materials for the binder can be accessed at With a focus on the Danielson Competency 3c, Engaging Students in Learning, teachers will learn effective ways to motivate and maintain the interest of students with special needs and students who are learning English as a second language, as well as inspire general education and gifted students. This course will offer teachers the tools to design curriculum with equity for all, especially to those students who are historically underserved. Teachers will create two lesson plans with rubrics to make students accountable for their work. Participants will critique each other’s lessons in order to maximize rigor and include critically conscious concepts. Teachers will use a culturally responsive toolkit to assess their current math and science curricula, After keeping track of their own progress through the reflection of learning goals, journal entries, and a science notebook, teachers will synthesize this information while they have students design goals in the classroom that will instill a sense of inclusiveness and a sense of respect for others. Participants will collaborate on a project to teach students about environmental racism, especially as it pertains to New York City residents. Given that NYC has historically demonstrated some of the worst records when it comes to environmental racism, it is important for participants to understand how and where to identify these inequities and thus share this information with your students. Teachers will implement a project into their own classrooms, record assessments, and share with the other participants in the course. This course meets for 6 consecutive Saturdays. 5 sessions are remote, and 1 session is in person in Central Park.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 03/04/2022 Start Date: 03/05/2022 End Date: 04/09/2022
Location: Combines classroom instruction with online component, New York, NY, 00000 CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Science
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Content Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Danielson Components 3c : Engaging Students in Learning
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: New York Sun Works Contact:
Instructor # 1: Shakira Provasoli Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $0.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $125.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Please pay the ASPDP registration fee. There is no additional education partner fee.