We welcome applications from curious, motivated and trailblazing K-12 educators from all disciplines who are interested in partnering with their students and communities to co-create change for these times.
Design Thinking ~ Action Projects ~ Global Competence ~ Ecoliteracy
Our 5-day summer institute offers space for learning, planning and collaboration with CISP teacher leaders, University faculty and sustainability professionals, community organization leaders, and student representatives. Participants opt to engage in 1-2 day fieldwork training in the beginning of the year, and end the year with a 1-day student showcase of their action project(s). Participants may also opt into other support including planning and implementation support, mentoring with experts, and support on documentation of teaching and learning. Participants will receive a $500 stipend at the end of the year.
Out of state educators are welcome to apply, but will not be awarded a stipend and will be asked to contribute a modest fee for food and supplies.
For more information on the program, please check the FAQ section.
1. Minimum of 1 year teaching in the school you will return to Fall 2017.
2. Curiosity about global competence, ecoliteracy, and pedagogies that invite active citizenship (Whole Child pedagogy, project-based learning, design thinking, participatory action research, etc.).
3. Motivation and availability to dedicate the time needed for ongoing transformative professional learning, including self-reflection and communication that goes beyond the walls of your classroom.