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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.

    You’ll learn:

    • 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
    Non-Members: $75


    July 15, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00 ET
    July 16, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00 ET
    July 17, 2020 | 12:00 – 4:00 ET


    Dinah Becton-Consuegra

    Dinah Becton-Consuegra

    Director of Partnership Development, PBLWorks

    Dinah was born and raised in Chicago, the eldest and only daughter of two immigrant parents from Mexico and Guatemala. It was there that her love of hip hop, food and culture was born. Upon attending high school at the prestigious Illinois Math & Science Academy, her love and loyalty to PBL as a liberatory pedagogy began. Since then she has been about that PBL life. Prior to her role with PBLWorks, Dinah was the west regional director for EL Education. She is a proud former Deeper Learning Equity Fellow and is currently honored to be serving as a Deeper Learning Equity Coach.

     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.
    David DenHartog

    David DenHartog

    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.


    July 15, 2020
    July 17, 2020
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