Finger Lakes Project sustainability curriculum development workshop

A specialized faculty training program to support sustainability curriculum development
Developing 21st century leaders who understand their roles and responsibilities as global citizens requires a big-picture, “systems” approach to problem-solving, so faculty are responding to the need to infuse considerations of sustainability into courses within their academic discipline. Integrating less familiar knowledge domains within one’s disciplinary curricula – teaching “outside the lines” - requires specialized training and support. The Finger Lakes Project workshop provides interested faculty with that specialized sustainability curriculum development support.

Finger Lakes Project

Sustainability Curriculum Development Workshop

"Designing Transformative Sustainability Learning Experiences"

Thursday, July 14  - Friday, July 15, 2016  
Wells College, Aurora NY 13026

In this 2-day interactive training workshop, you will:
• Deepen your understanding of Education for Sustainability (EfS)
• Receive coaching to develop outcome-based lesson plans that integrate sustainability education into your curriculum and content.
• Experience models for integrating content from the three "pillars" of sustainability education (social justice, science and economics) into your classes.
• Explore curriculum models that integrate diverse modalities into age-appropriate, engaging, content-rich and complex learning.
• Be trained in constructivist media decoding that integrates critical literacy and content knowledge into your EfS toolkit.
• Practice classroom-based questioning strategies.
• Explore and evaluate models for inquiry-based pedagogy.

Early Bird Workshop fee (including all meals and workshop materials)  $100  (must register by June 24)
Workshop fee for Wells College faculty and affiliates: $25 (must register by July 7)
Regular Workshop fee (including all meals and workshop materials)   $150  (must register by July 7)

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On-campus lodging is available for $55 per night

Collegiate educators (including Wells faculty and affiliates): Register for the 2016 Finger Lakes Project workshop
K-12 educators:
Register for the 2016 Finger Lakes Project workshop(using My Learning Plan)

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The 2016 Finger Lakes Project is a collaborative endeavor among:

  • Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment
  • SEEDS (Strategy, Education, & Ecological Design for Sustainability) Consulting
  • Project LookSharp
  • TST BOCES (Tompkins - Seneca - Tioga)


The 2016 Finger Lakes Project workshop is made possible – and kept affordable - through the generous support of the Jephson Educational Trust.

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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