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Fullerton Teaching for Sustainable Communities


This year-long program for 6-12 teachers begins with a 3-day summer institute, continues throughout the school year with 2 follow-up meetings, and optional local support through field study, webinars, etc., and culminates with a student exhibition of learning and action projects.

Throughout this program, educators will interact with academic scholars, professionals, community organizers, and colleagues to learn to:

·      Build knowledge about sustainability and the environment

·      Develop students’ global competence

·      Integrate design thinking into instructional plans

·      Engage students in relevant learning and problem solving

·      Facilitate student-driven sustainable communities action projects

This program is designed for interdisciplinary studies and the teaching of environmental literacy and global competence across subject areas. Sustainable communities value and embrace social, economic, and ecological diversity. As such, we are looking for diverse representation among participants and the students they serve. We will tailor content and resources to the group’s needs while focusing on strategies for equity and engagement for all students.

Register now for the program before spaces are filled. Teachers who complete the program will receive a $200 stipend. For more information, please contact FIRST Regional Director Connie DeCapite (cdecapite@fullerton.edu).