The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education E-news. February 2014
The Cloud Institute's Annual Summer Design Studio is designed for educators, faculty, curriculum supervisors, administrators, and community leaders who want to learn how to design and embed EfS into their curriculum, assessments and organizational learning strategies.
One Day Introduction to Sustainability ($150 per participant)
In this workshop, we will create a learning community that engages participants in activities that combine
systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability.
This professional development opportunity is designed to increase participantsí awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the core concepts, content, and habits of mind that characterize living and working toward a sustainable future. The full day session includes the interactive
Fish Game simulation, the 'Diminishing Resources' group activity, and discussions on Quality of Life Indicators and Natural Laws and Principles.
1) Develop a shared understanding and vocabulary of Sustainability and Education for Sustainability
2) Generate a personal rationale for educating for sustainability
3) Become inspired and hopeful about contributing to the shift toward a sustainable future through
Five Day EfS Design Studio ($850 per participant)
As teams or as individuals, participants will learn how to design and embed EfS into their curriculum, programs and assessments. Administrators and supervisors will learn how to develop performance assessments, professional development plans, and organizational learning strategies that educate for sustainability.
Over five days participants will get familiar with and begin using EfS design tools, have personalized coaching and worktime towards the development of their curricula or project plan, participate in learning circles and peer review sessions, and participate in optional workshops presented by Jaimie Cloud.
1) Become familiar with EfS Enduring Understandings, EfS Standards and Performance Indicators
Attend both for $945. Please contact us for savings when registering as a group. For a limited time register with a discount code and receive early-bird savings.
- SDS2014-feb15 in February and save 15%
- SDS2014-mar10 in March and save 10%
- SDS2014-apr05 in April and save 5%
Additional Professional Development Opportunities
Education for Sustainability (EfS) is a transformative learning process that equips schools and communities with the knowledge and ways of thinking needed to achieve economic prosperity and responsible citizenship while restoring the health of the living systems upon which our lives depend.
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.