Just as there is a flow of seasons in the natural worlds there is a flow to our school year. Summer is a time of renewal when there are opportunities that nurture us personally and professionally, connects us to the greater network of educators, and resets our commitment to sustainability. So get out there and connect with other EFS teachers this summer!
Here’s a sampling of opportunities:
~ Community Works Institutes on Service Learning, Los Angeles, CA (July 29-Aug 2) and Shelburne, VT (July 15-19).
~ Sustainable Schools Collaborative, Sustainable Schools – Sustainable Solutions Conference, West Linn, OR (June 24-25).
~ Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, Summer Institute: Educating for Sustainability K-12 Educators, Purchase, NY (July 15-17).
~ Center for Ecoliteracy, Becoming Ecoliterate: A New Integration of Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intellignece, San Anslemo, CA (June 24).
~ Sustainable Schools Project, Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability, Shelburne Farms, VT (July 31-Aug 2).
And a shout out to Green the Next Gen, the EcoLiteracy Curriculum division of the San Francisco Unified School District. Check out their website and see how a public school district networks with local partners to provide Educating for Sustainability professional development for their teachers!