Region 6 Environmental Literacy Community of Practice (ELCoP) is a collaboration of educators across the five counties (Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne). For the past three years teachers have had an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how to implement environmental literacy in their teaching by including environmental issues in classroom lessons; providing students with more outdoor and hands-on learning; practicing sustainability by utilizing recycling programs, composting, and sustainable food practices; and engaging and partnering with local community-based organizations to create a rich, place-based context for environmental literacy development. Read more about the first year here and the second year here (page 18-20).
In this series of three workshops, participants will focus on the science and science education of climate change. We will learn from climate change scientists and explore ways to inspire and engage learners regarding this global environmental issue. Solutions to local climate change challenges will be explored using a design-based framework that focuses on Biomimicry. Finally, we will pilot vetted climate change lesson plans and modify them to best meet our needs.
Participation in prior two years in not required.
Participants will receive a $500 stipend if they meet all program requirements.
This stand-alone online workshop for K-12 educators will showcase vetted exemplar NGSS lesson sequences that infuse California’s Environmental Principles & Concepts.
Teachers do not have to be a part of the ELCoP to participate in this workshop. The participation fee is paid for by the CELP grant. It is free to the participants.