June 5 - June 23, 2022|
Moodle Online Course
6/5-6/23 | Teaching About Climate eeCourse
This course is designed to provide grades 4-12 formal and non-formal educators with an introduction to environmental education, and the skills necessary to integrate climate environmental education activities within your classroom, homeschool classroom, or program.
Time & Location
June 5 - June 23, 2022
Moodle Online Course
About the Event
*REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 31 *
View the Informational Flyer HERE
eeCourse duration: June 5 - June 23, 2022 *30 min Welcome Kick-Off Zoom on June 5 ~ 5:00-5:30pm (Mandatory)*
Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week. To be completed at your own pace.
Welcome to the Teaching Climate Change Environmental Education eeCourse. This course is designed to provide Grades 4-12 formal and non-formal educators with an introduction to environmental education and the skills necessary to integrate climate environmental education into their classrooms, homeschool classrooms, and programs. Receive **NEW** climate education teaching materials designed for educators which explore climate connections to water, wildlife, and natural resources. This is an entirely online course that will be held through an online classroom called Moodle. The course is broken down into 4 "Modules" on the online classroom and you will need to complete all 4 "Modules" to complete the course. Modules includes various tasks and assignments that you will need to complete such as reading text, watching videos, sampling environmental education activities, etc.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify at least 5 best practices for teaching students about climate and climate change.
- Summarize what people in Kansas and your community think about climate and climate change.
- Identify at least two strategies from Teaching about Controversial Issues that you will use in your teaching.
- Summarize important strategies for teaching about climate and climate change which encourage hope and optimism.
- Engage in activities that lead to a greater knowledge and skills in implementing climate and climate change learning activities with students.
- Engage in discussions and activities that model non-biased teaching approaches to climate and climate change, investigations, and decision-making (Integrating constructivist learning theory, whole language experience, service-learning, and sense of place) & develop strategies for integrating these approaches into their professional practice.
- Participants will identify opportunities for integrating climate and climate change lesson plans into their instruction through the completion of a personalized instructional plan.
- Module 1: Introduction to Environmental Education, KACEE, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, and Project WET
- Module 2: Contextualizing Climate & Climate Change
- Module 3: Experiencing Climate Learning Activities by Grade Bands
- Module 4: Development of a Climate EE Teaching/Action Plan