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- NYC DOE CTE | EfS Programming

- Sustainable Jersey for Schools

- Summer Design Studio 2015

- Jaimie Cloud Speaking Engagements


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The Fish Game Facilitator's Kit includes the Fish Game and instructions for  facilitating and debriefing the game, as well as the PowerPoint so that you can implement the Fish Game in your class or organization.

The Fish Game Playing Cards & SCH'ish! NEW! 2 Games in 1! This class- room set of 6 decks of cards is designed to be used along with the Fish Game Kit. Replace your paper cut outs of fish with these playing cards, and engage your students in a learning activity that transforms their thinking about the role they play in contributing to a sustainable future. Turn the cards over for SCH'ish!, the School of Fish Brain Break Game of memory and logic. (Sch’ish! instructions included)


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Frogs, Amphibians and Their Threatened Environment: Discovery and Expression Through Art

Written by NJ Learns participant, Susan Newman, this book introduces children to frogs, amphibians and the world that surrounds them. By learning about the Earth’s environment and wildlife and having an understanding of the eco-system, they can creatively express themselves through art and share with others how everyone can help the earth by being eco-friendly. Students will be introduced to photographers and artists, both classical and current, who focus on nature and wildlife. Learn more and purchase at Amazon.com



Preparing Schools and Communities for Change

APRIL 2015  


NYC DOE CTE | Cloud Partnership & EfS Programming

The Cloud Institute is proud to announce our new partnership with The NYC Department of Education's High School Career Technical Education (CTE) Office, Envirolution One, a leader in sustainability education and career development in NYC, green industry experts, and Rubicon Atlas, the Curriculum Mapping Software.
NYC High School Career and Tech Education has over 300 CTE programs in 120+ schools, serving more than 120,000 students annually. The goal of the CTE Sustainability Education Initiative,  is to educate for sustainability across all career pathways over the next several years.  In this first year, we will work with faculty from Automotive, Solar, Green Building, Electrical, and IT to develop, map and pilot exemplary units of study that meet the Cloud Institute's EfS Enduring Understandings, Standards and Performance Indicators, as well as industry standards appropriate to each career pathway. The exemplary units will be piloted during the 2015-16 school year. This program is one of the ways that educators and students in NYC can contribute to the goals of ONEnyc 2030, which encompasses The Mayor's Sustainability and Resiliency Initiatives. read on our blog


Sustainable Jersey for Schools - Earn Points with The Cloud Institute


Sustainable Jersey for Schools is a certification program for New Jersey public schools that want to go green, conserve resources and take steps to create a brighter future, one school at a time. sustainablejerseyschools.com

The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education is a Task Force Member, Advisor and Service Provider to Sustainable Jersey for Schools, and we can assist you. We have selected the actions required that best suit our expertise and we stand ready to serve the NJ schools and districts seeking certification. We can help you earn up to 205 points towards your certification and more importantly, we will help prepare your administrators and teachers to educate fo
r a sustainable future by inspiring educators and engaging students through meaningful content and learner-centered instruction.

The actions that we can assist with include: Student Learning, Learning Environment, Leadership & Planning and Innovation Projects. The full list of actions are available here. If we can be of service in any one of these four areas, please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Jaimie Cloud to discuss how we can help you reach your goals.


Learn more about the Cloud Institute's program for Sustainable Jersey Registered Schools and Districts: www.cloudinstitute.org/sjforschools.


Cloud Institute Professional Development Opportunities - Summer 2015


Summer Design Studio Ideal for curricula and community program designers, SDS offers structured time, space, coaching and peer reviews to develop units and protocols that educate for sustainability. Participants gain access to expertise, resources and tools required to develop curricula, protocols or action plans designed to implement EfS change initiatives in schools and communities. The Intro to EfS Workshop is included in the cost of the Summer Design Studio. Join us July 26th - 31st. cloudinstitute.org/summer-design-studio


Jaimie Cloud will be Speaking at the Following Events


TEDxWindham - Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Windham, NH
TEDxWindham promises to be a unique day of talks, discussion and exploration that draws from the remarkable wealth of innovation, creativity, and inspiration found within Windham and beyond. The event will feature 100 guests, 12 speakers, special performances and gourmet foods by up and coming small food businesses and restaurants.
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New Jersey Sustainability Summit - Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Ewing, NJ

Join us to get involved with and learn about the state of the sustainability movement. Expand your network of fellow practitioners and be inspired to drive change one community or school at a time.

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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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