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Teacher Professional Learning: Leveraging the Local Environment and Partnerships to Succeed With NGSS

By. Karen Cowe, CEO of Ten Strands   I’m in San Mateo, California at the County Office of Education. Actually, I’m in the parking lot watching teams of teachers observing connections between natural systems and human social systems as they prepare to create...
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Think Global, Teach Local: It is More Relevant and Realistic

The world we inhabit today is vastly different from the one our parents and grandparents lived in. Technology and ease of travel give the illusion that the distance between countries is shorter, making the planet feel smaller. Our communities are a melting pot of...
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Education for Sustainability Benchmarks Focus on “Thinking about the Thinking”

By. Jaimie P. Cloud, Founder and President of The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education   In a much celebrated article entitled, Twelve Places to Intervene in a System, Donella Meadows wrote that the power to transcend mindsets or paradigms is the most...
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Data, Analysis, Action! Vermont Students Make a Difference with the Green School Energy Challenge

By. Dana Dwinell-Yardley, Communications and Admin Coordinator, Vermont Energy Education Program   Students across Vermont are not just learning about the global effects of climate change. They are taking that learning to the next step: action on the local level....
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Curricular Approaches Create a New Generation of Urban Environmental Leaders

By. Cynthia Thomashow, Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Environmental Education at IslandWood   "If we want to engage all people as urban stewards, practitioners must consider and respond to the diversity of racial, cultural, and ethnic perspectives...
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Green Apple Day of Service – A Local Springboard for Global Impact

By. Anisa Heming, Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council   Registration is now open for this year’s Green Apple Day of Service. Visit www.greenapple.org to register your school and access resources and information to help plan...
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