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- Jaimie Cloud w/ SVA and JSE
- TNT Features Green Bronx Machine
- Fre/e EfS Online Course
- Intro to EfS Programs for PD Hours
- The Fish Game - 25% off Promo
- Creative Placemaking Webinar
- Job Opening: NJ Teaching Position


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The Fish Game Facilitators Kit
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The Fish Game Kit includes the Fish Game Guide along with the Fish Game, instructions on how to facilitate and debrief the game, and the Fish Game PowerPoint so you can implement the game in your class or organization.

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WEBINAR - Creative Placemaking: Connecting Culture, Community and Economic Development. Creative Placemaking….You’ve heard the buzz, now find out what it is and how it can support the economic development of your community. Creative Placemaking is a new way of making places better through and for arts and culture.This webinar will help you learn more about Creative Placemaking and why this approach to planning is a powerful model for sustainable social and economic development. April 23, 2014: 1:00-2:00 PM. register online



Job Opportunity: Teaching Position at Ridge and Valley Charter School

Ridge and Valley, a K-8 public school in northwest New Jersey, seeks experienced teachers/ guides with strong team building and leadership skills to work as part of an energetic and collaborative team mentoring students in an experiential, multi-age setting. All teachers/ guides and students spend significant time outdoors. NJ certification preferred. Send resume and cover letter to: Ridge and Valley Charter School 1234 Rt. 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Fax: 908-362-6680










MAY 2014

Jaimie Cloud with The School of Visual Arts & The Journal of Sustainable Education

This spring Jaimie Cloud will serve as an adjunct professor to the MFA Design for Social Innovation (DSI) Program at The School for Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. The 7-week environmental ethics course will answer the question, “What happens when you marry the principles of design with the aspiration of a sustainable future?” Students use systems thinking and creative thinking to explore the intersection of sustainability, ethics and design.

Design for Social Innovation at SVA is the first MFA program in the rapidly growing field of social impact design. It was created as a much-needed path for designers who want to work at a strategic level within business, government and the social sector to solve the major challenges humanity faces, and to offer non-designers an opportunity to learn to use design to create positive impact. visit the DSI at SVA website

Jaimie will also be the guest editor for the Journal of Sustainability Education for a series of three issues on four main questions. The intent is to develop a benchmark against which all EfS programs and curricula and frameworks can be judged and assessed:

  1. What is essential to Sustainability Education?

  2. What literature informs your perspective?

  3. What distinguishes Sustainability Education from other educational frameworks?

  4. How do we know it is happening?

Follow this exciting development in the evolution of the field of Education for Sustainability 

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From The Cloud Blog

TNT's Dramatic Difference Features Stephen Ritz and The Green Bronx Machine


Educator and Green Bronx Machine Founder Stephen Ritz and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz discuss urban farming, sustainable education and opportunities for youth in the Bronx in this TNT's Dramatic Difference short. watch now

Please join us this year at Camp Snowball in Portland, OR on July 14-18, 2014

Camp Snowball is a summer "camp" for professional development that brings together students, educators, administrators and business and community leaders to build everyone's capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century--we're creating schools where teachers facilitate student learning and administrators foster ongoing development of teachers and staff. The thing I like is these strategies and tools can be applied to all curriculum areas from STEM to English and Language Arts, and all parts of a school district from classroom to central office, so the skills are constantly being practiced. learn more

Professional Development Opportunities

Intro to EfS Online Course - In partnership with Canvas Network, The Cloud Institute will offer a f/ree Introduction to Education for Sustainability Online Course. The self-paced, 6-week course began March 24th, 2014. Learn more:


Intro to EfS Workshop - The popular Introduction to EfS One Day Workshop is offered on two dates and in two locations this May & June. Play the Fish Game, network and become inspired about the possibility of educating for a sustainable future. NJ educators earn 7 professional development credit hours for this workshop. Learn more:

  • May 22 | Duke Farms - Hillsborough Township, NJ (9a- 5p)
  • July 27 | Cloud Office - New York, NY (9a- 5p)


Intro to EfS + Design Studio - Our Summer Design Studio offers structured time, space, coaching and peer reviews for teachers, admins and program designers interested in developing units and protocols that educate for sustainability. Earn up to 42 professional development credit hours for this studio. Register using discount code: SDS2014-mar10 and save 10%. Learn more:

  • Jun 22 - Jun 7 | Corte Madera, California
  • Jul 27 - Aug 1 | New York, New York
The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education prepares K-12 school systems and their communities to educate for a sustainable future by inspiring educators and engaging students through meaningful content and learner-centered instruction. Our services include: consulting and leadership development; professional development and coaching; curriculum design, assessment, mapping, and alignment, and facilitating school and community partnerships.

We define Education for Sustainability (EfS) as a transformative learning process that equips students, teachers, and school systems with the new knowledge and ways of thinking we need to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend. EfS has multiple, positive effects on student achievement, school culture, community vitality, and ecological integrity.

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