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The (Solar) Power of Authenticity

By. Keith David Reeves, Technology Coach, Discovery Elementary School (Arlington, VA)   August 21st, the day of the recent solar eclipse, fell between the end of Summer School and the start of the regular school year, but the 1,706 solar panels at Discovery Elementary...

Stepping Out: Introducing Field Research Opportunities into a Virginia Beach Classroom

By Chris Freeman, Kellam High School, Virginia Beach City Public Schools   Kellam High School's beekeeping project was previously profiled in a student authored article from May 2016's GreenNotes.   In 2015, The Council of Educational Facility Planners...

GSNN Educator’s Toolbox Catalyst Edition: Professional Development, Resources, Grants, and Awards for September

Professional Development Be a Catalyst for Change…Become a Green Schools National Network Member The green schools movement is the most critical education reform initiative of our time. Through the Green Schools National Network (GSNN) membership program, you can show...

Back to School: How Does Cleaning Out a Closet Protect Health and Ensure Safety?

By. Laura Anderko and Emma Pennea   A new school year – and it is time to consider cleaning your closets! What, you might ask? It is important for schools to conduct an annual review of the chemicals stored in their facilities and now is a good time.   There...

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...

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...