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Ecoliteracy PD for K-2 teachers this summer!

by rochelle on Feb. 3rd, 2012 4 Comments

SFUSD Summer Ecoliteracy Institute for K-2 Teachers

Monday June 4, 2012 — Friday June 8, 2012
9:00 am – 3:30pm

Presented by Sustainable SFUSD, the SF Botanical Garden Society, San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance, California Academy of Sciences, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and Bay Area Science Project, this week-long training for K-2 teachers offers an interdisciplinary immersion in ecoliteracy principles.

  • Learn strategies for using your schoolyard as a meaningful learning environment
  • Create in your students an awareness of and appreciation for the environment
  • Come away with lessons and resources for integrating learning within the schoolyard
  • Build partnerships with your colleagues from your school and throughout SFUSD
  • Explore organizations and resources that can support ecoliteracy education for your students

Participants will gain the tools to fully integrate the green schoolyard with the State Common Core and Science Standards. Priority registration goes to teams of three or more teachers from the same school. Participating teachers will receive a $900 stipend, light breakfast and lunch each day, bus funds, and priority for seasonal field trips at local, environmental community partners.

For more information visit: www.sfecoliteracy.com/institute-2012

Note that the Academy is not the primary planner for this event, if you have specific questions you can contact SFUSD directly.

4 Comments So Far

  1. Sue Armstrong on Mar. 2nd, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    I would love to attend this, but school is not out until June 14th at Pittsburg Unified. Is there another training this summer after that date?

  2. megan on Mar. 2nd, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Hi Sue,

    As far as I know, this is the only K-2 Ecoliteracy Institute planned for this summer hosted by Ecoliteracy SFUSD. This professional development opportunity is the inaugural one targeting the San Francisco Unified School District, of which they are a part, so they planned it around the SFUSD academic calendar. I’m unsure if they are planning to serve other districts, but I encourage you to find contact information at the link above and express your interest!

  3. l baranda on Mar. 3rd, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    I’m a pre k teacher with Unified, if I could get the k teachers on board would I qualify?

  4. Aimee on Mar. 11th, 2012 at 3:01 AM

    I would love to attend, but this is the same week that City Science is having their workshop; which I’ve already signed up. Will this institute be offer again in another week this summer?

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