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Virtual PD Workshop: Addressing Environmental Justice for a Sustainable Future
July 15, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Walk away with the beginning design for a compelling project that you can use when school is back in session
July 15 – 17, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00pm ET
High School Educators
Focused Topic: Environmental Justice
This virtual PD workshop for high school teachers explores the implications of environmental pollution on our communities. Over the course of three, four-hour sessions, attendees will use the book, A Terrible Thing to Waste by Harriet Washington, as the anchor for a set of learning experiences that will shed light on how Americans of color are disproportionately harmed by environmental hazards. The workshop will model how to incorporate fieldwork and experts to deepen students’ understanding of toxic exposure and institutional negligence in their own communities, and how this exposure impacts cognitive development. Providing background knowledge, inspiration, and direction, attendees will leave with sound ideas on how to build student agency around a powerful topic.
- About the movement to improve and maintain a clean and healthful environment, especially for communities of color
- How to create a culture of curiosity and inquiry for your students
- How to integrate environmental justice into your curriculum
Catalyst Members: $25
July 15, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00 ET
July 16, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00 ET
July 17, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00 ET
Director of Partnership Development, PBLWorks
Dinah has over 20 years of experience in education and has served in various leadership capacities for districts, schools and nonprofits. Her previous roles have included: a high school teacher/ principal, an executive director of family/community engagement, and a school turnaround consultant. She shares Barack Obama’s alma mater, Occidental College. She holds master’s degrees from Claremont Graduate University in secondary teacher education and principal leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dinah delights in eating and snorkeling her way around the world with her wife and two boys, blogging, urban farming, houseplant propagating, and tackling all things DIY at her home in Oakland, CA.
Director of Innovative Learning, Green Schools National Network
David serves as the Director of Innovative Learning at the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), David is dedicated to helping schools and districts leverage education for sustainability as the driver for excellence. Working with pre-K – 12th grade school leaders around the U.S. and world, David and GSNN help to catalyze green, healthy, and sustainable practices predominately utilizing deep learning; service and stewardship; facilities design and management; health and well-being; and transformational leadership. David’s experience as a school principal, classroom teacher, and regional school designer, along with the opportunities he has had to learn from educators around the U.S. and world, fuel his optimistic, passionate dedication to educational transformation. David also co-produces The Other Literacies podcast.