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New Workshops from AASHE’s Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum
New workshops have been added to AASHE’s Centers for Sustainability Across the Curriculum program! We are pleased to invite you to the following workshops that are designed to accelerate the infusion of sustainability content into the curriculum by increasing the availability and accessibility of sustainably focused professional development opportunities. Find an event near you!
Recently added workshops include:
Where: Seattle University, Seattle WA, USA
When: July 22 | Register by July 20
Contact person: Phillip Thompson
Integrating sustainability into curriculum is often the hardest challenge towards advancing sustainability on campus. While many institutions and faculty want to integrate sustainability across their offerings, they run into time and resource constraints, as well as faculty & institutional challenges. Even though sustainability content in curriculum is a requirement for STARS and has become a requirement for accreditation in many schools (Business – AACSB, etc.) it faces barriers to implementation. This workshop will focus on the ins and outs of successfully integrating sustainability into curriculum. It will be a hands on workshop that will identify common obstacles, solutions for overcoming them and highlighting best practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding and clear road map for making learning better for students and integration easier for faculty, while also knowing how to meet both STARS and accreditation requirements. Register now.
Where: University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
When: August 9 – 10 | Register by August 1
Contact person: Kim Criner
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to participate in this two-day workshop to support the integration of sustainability concepts into a variety of fields. Participants will find helpful resources to inform the design of one or more assignments, course modules or other classroom activities. Themes of this year’s workshop will include social justice, sense of place, and bridging industry and sustainability. Register now.
What: Mississippi Project VIII: The Value of the Humanities in Teaching and Learning for Sustainability
Where: Center for Spirituality & Sustainability, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
When: August 15 | Register by August 8
Contact person: Connie Frey Spurlock
Interested in exploring how you can incorporate sustainability into your curriculum? Are you curious as to how the humanities can add value to your curriculum – even if you’re not in the humanities yourself? Join us for an interactive experience where we’ll explore just that, as well as sustainability learning outcomes, strategies for infusing sustainability into the curriculum, and assignments that promote systems thinking and a sustainability mindset. Participants will also have opportunities to extend research and teaching horizons across disciplines and create new networks with fellow colleagues from SIUE and the region. Register by emailing Connie Frey Spurlock.
Where: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
When: November 1-2, 2018 | Register by October 12
Contact person: Judit Trunkos
This workshop will explore how educators can utilize their unique role to inspire, inform, and train today’s students to become tomorrow’s sustainability champions. Intended to support faculty of all disciplines and all levels of familiarity with sustainability, the workshop will provide exciting hands-on activities, case studies, and examples of how developing sustainability curriculum can transform challenges faced by today’s environment, local economies, and society. Register here.
You can also still register for these exciting workshops:
Where: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, HI
When: May 14 – 16 | Register by May 1
Contact person: Krista Hiser
The Grand Challenges of Conservation combines Education for Sustainability and Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) to design project-based curriculum with an emphasis on learning outcomes assessment, place-based learning, and meeting of wisdoms between Western Science & Indigenous Wisdoms. Come learn with us! We invite colleagues from continental U.S. and internationally to learn with University of Hawaiʻi faculty about collaborative and individual work to draft practical, usable research and course designs. All participants will be contributors and have opportunities to network and make meaningful connections across disciplines, between campuses, and with community partners and practitioners. We hope to inspire new ways of teaching and learning and support the work of implementing and assessing new assignments, projects, and syllabi. Register now.
Where: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
When: May 17 – 18 | Apply and register by April 13
Contact person: Ian Johnson
This workshop is designed to help faculty develop an outline or course module that broadens the sustainability course offerings at their institution. Participants engage in exercises that foster a broad and deep understanding of sustainability, including reflection, field trips and group discussion to support the development of a greater sense of place. Join us to learn about and expand sustainability course offerings at your institution. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. Register now.
Where: McAllen Embassy Suite, McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, TX
When: May 18 – 19 | Register by April 27
Contact person: Naomi Keith
This intensive two-day faculty development program brings together faculty from all fields, allowing for an exchange of ideas and nurturing an enriching collaborative atmosphere. This interdisciplinary exercise helps faculty to explore the shifts in pedagogy needed to incorporate sustainability concepts, problems, or solutions into new or existing courses. Drawn from experienced faculty and professionals on issues of sustainability, environment, and curriculum, the instructional materials, activities, and presentations provided strongly support education for sustainable development. We invite you to join us along with local, state, national, and global participants, providing international experiences while opening a range of collaborative and networking opportunities for all. Register now.
What: Sustainability Across the Curriculum: Integrating Undergraduate Research and Community Engagement
Where: Central College, Pella, IA
When: May 24 – 25 | Register by April 15
Contact person: Brian Campbell
This workshop will introduce best practices for integrating sustainability-focused undergraduate research across the curriculum, with an emphasis on community-based research. Participants will have the opportunity to design courses with a research component (from intro-level to capstone courses) as well as non-course-based research projects, such as summer research experiences and independent student-faculty projects. Participants will leave with resources on sustainability course design, tips for establishing and maintaining community partnerships, exercises for student reflection and tools for assessment. Register now.
Where: Furman University, David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
When: June 7 – 8 | Apply by April 9
Contact person: Kelly Grant Purvis
Envision your campus and community as a sustainability pedagogical opportunity, a chance to infuse sustainability across your curriculum and provide applied, real world sustainability experiences for students. Furman University is offering an interactive idea-generating workshop for sharing and establishing best practices to utilize the campus and surrounding community as Sustainability Living Learning Labs. The workshop is intended for faculty and sustainability staff who are currently using Sustainability Living Learning Labs on their campus or in their surrounding community. This two-day workshop will focus on building a shared framework for developing, institutionalizing, expanding and maintaining Sustainability Living Learning Lab programs both on campus and in the surrounding community. Apply now.
What: Early Childhood Education Programming and Pathways to Stewardship and Kinship Model – Raising Healthy Children for a Healthy Planet
Where: Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario
When: June 8 (with an optional workshop on June 9) | Register by May 8
Contact person: Trish O’Connor
This workshop will focus on experiential learning in the natural environment, including tools, practical examples and case studies regarding the Pathways to Stewardship & Kinship Framework and Fleming’s Eco-mentorship model. These models represent a unique experience designing ECE Programming with a focus on sustainability by incorporating an Early Childhood Education Program model for raising the next generation of stewards.
Optional Workshop: Building Ecological Learning through the Arts, Connecting Children with Nature and Place Through Drawing, Connecting Children with Nature and Place through Natural Dyeing and Fibre Work, and Connecting Children with Nature and Place through Clay. Register now.
Make sure you check all Centers-organized workshops scheduled for summer and fall 2018!
I hope you can join us at one of these events,
Director of Programs
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education