THURSDAY, MAY 26 – Educational Implementations of Environmental Issues
8:45 a.m. – Continental breakfast (Laminan Lounge, Olin Center)
Unless otherwise noted, the following events will be held in Barnum 114.
9:00 a.m. – Discussion about educational implementation
9:45 a.m. – Civic engagement, environmental issues and education (Peter Levine, Shirley Mark, Tisch College)
- What does civic engagement really mean? How/why is it an important component of education?
- Civic engagement, youth and environmental issues – Training the “Communications Core”
- How do faculty find community partners and vice versa?
- How community engagement can help us in grant writing/broader impact
11:00 a.m. – Experiential learning and environmental literacy (Colin Orians & Julie Dobrow)
- Learning mediums for today’s students
- Visual learners, making movies
- Group work, the pros and the cons
- How can you make experiential components in large classes? Small classes?
- Group exercise: influential and inspirational teachers
12:00 – Lunch break (Laminan Lounge, Olin Center)
1:00 p.m. – Reflective field trip (TBA)
THURSDAY, MAY 26 – HOMEWORK
How can you begin to bake environmental issues into the classes you teach? Considering all that we’ve discussed so far in TELI, come up with a few thoughts to share on how you would infuse a class you already teach with some aspect of environmental literacy, or come up with an idea for a new class you might like to teach. Post your responses below. You might want to think about the following:
- What topic(s) would you want to cover?
- How is or might this topic be covered in an interdisciplinary fashion, including whether it might benefit from being team-taught, and what are the opportunities and the challenges of doing so?
- What kinds of materials could be used in this class? Think of both primary and secondary source materials, scientific, literary, media, historical and other types of sources.
- Are there ways in which civic engagement opportunities might enhance this class? What would you need to know/do to include them?