Become a Solutioneer!


Be a part of something bigger—become a Solutioneer!

Far too often standards are used as something to restrict or limit instruction in the classroom. Professional learning focuses on learning the standards and then turning around and delivering the standards to students.
This professional learning will be designed to foster educational leadership—leaders who cast off restrictions and become solutioneers in tackling big issues within and across their districts with an environmental education twist. For instance—using EE to increase student time on task with science at the elementary level; access and equity to high quality science education for ALL; developing or enhancing partnerships with local community business and industry, parents, and informal science educators—effectively changing implementation from being a utilitarian task to one that revolutionizes communities.

We’re looking for approximately 10 K-12 educators and 5 non-formal educators from across the state who are have a passion for teaching and a passion for using environmental education in their classrooms. This cadre will work together over the course of a year to identify their biggest challenges in their schools or districts, engage in leadership development , collaboration and explore, design and implement solutions that will change education in Kansas!

June 22-23, 2015 -First Meeting in Hutchison, KS at the Cosmosphere (Lodging and meals provided, travel on your own)
-Three additional meetings, two during the school year and one early June 2016, based on participants availability .
Support: -K-12 Educators will receive $800 in support for travel to meetings and substitutes*
-Non-Formal Educators will receive $500 in support for travel to meetings*
*Participants are responsible for any additional costs.
For more information and to apply for this unique and exciting professional development opportunity, go to:

Applications Due June 5, 2015 by 5pm CST--please complete the survey online!  A copy of the survey questions may be found below to download.  

Supported through a grant from the Pisces Foundation and Coordinated by the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education and the Kansas State Department of Education.