The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools' environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. It provides all schools access to the resources that help them move toward the Pillars of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.
Feb. 5, 2014, 1-2 p.m. Service Learning in the Dynamic Classroom (EarthEcho)
Register here. Join EarthEcho International and a panel of national partners as we explore the difference between service learning and community service. How have classrooms across the country made the transition to high quality service learning? How can you guide your students, while allowing their voice to be heard? What “next steps” can you take with your students towards service learning?
Feb. 12, 2014, 4-4:30 p.m. Meet the Needs of the Common Core (Rainforest Alliance)
Register here. This webinar highlights our correlation to the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and Mathematics. We will explore implementation of example lessons with the Common Core State Standards, and supplemental resources available – free of charge – to help you meet these new demands with fun and exciting hands-on lessons.
Feb. 19, 2014, 7-8 p.m. Practices of Science and Engineering on your School Campus—How to use Green STEM to meet the Next Generation Science Standards (NEEF)
Register here. The natural environment provides an exciting, hands on, real-world laboratory for students to develop skills relating to science, technology, engineering and math, as well as the 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communication and creativity. In this webinar, presenters will share how to connect a field experience on your schoolyard with the Science and Engineering Practices of the Framework for K-12 Science Education.
Feb. 19, 2014, 7:30-9:00 p.m. GreenWorks! Action Grants for ClimateChangeLIVE Participants (USFS)
Register here. School classes that participate in ClimateChangeLIVE will be eligible to apply for GreenWorks! Grants! Join us and learn about these opportunities to help your school accomplish action projects that address climate change solutions. Project Learning Tree and U.S. Forest Service staff will present an overview of the grant parameters and how you can apply. We’ll also highlight success stories from schools in our GreenSchools! program that have done exciting projects with these grants.
Feb. 20, 2014, 4-5 p.m. "Ask NICE" –Impacts of Climate Change (NICE/Minority University Research and Education Program)
Register here. Join the NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) team for a Google+ Hangout session about the impacts of climate change and the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program.
Mar. (tbd), 2014, Partnering Up for Our Water Planet (EarthEcho)
Register here. EarthEcho Expeditions is about engaging local communities to improve our Water Planet, but young people don’t have to go at it alone. There are partners in every community ready to position youth as stakeholders on projects that make big impacts. Join EarthEcho International, our network of partners, and classrooms from across the country to learn about partnership opportunities and how to join millions of young people this spring in Global Youth Service Day.
Mar. 12, 2014, 4-4:30 p.m. Local Action for Global Change – Gearing up for Earth Day 2014 (Rainforest Alliance)
Register here. This webinar is designed to help you get ready for Earth Day 2014 and integrating local action for global change into your classroom – and everyday life! Don’t wait until the week before to plan your class projects, get a head start now. We will explore action projects you can do right at your school, in your community, and with community organizations and partners to help engage your students in positive actions for a more prosperous planet.
Mar. 12, 2014, 7-8 p.m. Engineering in the Field or Schoolyard (NEEF)
Register here. Engineering activities are typically thought of as carried out behind a desk or computer, but that does not have to be the case. In this webinar, experienced educators will share ideas and resources for projects and activities which engage students in applying STEM – and particularly engineering – skills in the outdoors, whether in the schoolyard or in the field.
Apr. (tbd), 2014, Connected Classrooms: Virtual Field Trip (EarthEcho)
Register here. Join EarthEcho as we bring the outside world in to your classroom! Meet scientists, ask questions, and explore new places. Stay tuned for the location announcement, as we get closer!
Apr. 9, 2014, 4-5:00 p.m. Global Cultures & Communities (Rainforest Alliance)
Register here. This webinar is designed to help you connect your classroom to communities around the world! We will dig into our global lessons and explore ways to expose your students to other cultures and ecosystems. Joined by Creative Connections, we will learn more about their Rainforest ArtLink program, and how jointly we bring together classrooms from around the globe!
Apr. 9, 2014, 7-8 p.m. Grand Green Challenges for Engineering (NEEF)
Register here. Kicking off EE Week 2014, this webinar will focus on the National Academy of Engineering’s "Grand Challenges for Engineering", with the particular emphasis on those that include sustainability challenges: 1. Make solar energy economical, 2. Provide energy from fusion, 3. Develop carbon sequestration methods, 4. Manage the nitrogen cycle, 5. Provide access to clean water, and 6. Restore and improve urban infrastructure. Our presenter from the National Academy of Engineering will give an overview of the Grand Challenges for Engineering, describe promising research to address the sustainability challenges, and suggest roles for young and aspiring engineers in contributing solutions. Participants will then hear from an educator who has successfully integrated the Grand Challenges across the curriculum using project-based learning and opportunities for "whole child development."
May (tbd) 2014, Promoting Positive Reflection (EarthEcho)
Register here. Good reflection takes on many different forms throughout the stages of service learning. As the school year draws to a close, come together with other educators who have participated in EarthEcho Expeditions and learn about reflection tools and techniques to make next year's Expedition journey better than ever! Discuss ways to keep your students engaged with their service learning projects after the school year ends, including the opportunity to join Philippe Cousteau on a future EarthEcho Expedition by submitting a video reflection about their recent service learning experience.
May 14, 2014, 4-5:00 p.m. Bringing Rainforest Alliance to Your School (Rainforest Alliance)
Register here. Join the Rainforest Alliance Education Program for a webinar designed to help you bring the Rainforest Alliance curriculum to your school. Implementing our local-to-global curriculum school-wide, across grades allows the excitement and learning to spread beyond your individual classroom. The whole school community learns from each other and brings these worldwide cultures and issues to life. We can help you excite your administrators and colleagues to bring our program to your school during the coming year!
May 14, 2014, 4-5 p.m. Approaches for Effective Climate Change Communication (NPS)
Register here. Join us for a webinar exploring the importance of effective communication strategies as a key component of climate change response. The presentation will highlight examples and techniques that National Park Service interpreters are using to engage our audiences on this topic and that K-12 teachers can use as well. The webinar will summarize research highlighting visitor’s beliefs and perspectives about climate change, share some examples of successful interpretive products, and explore ways to empower staff and visitors to be part of the solution.
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