Finger Lakes Project workshop schedule

This intensive, interactive 1-and 1/2-day workshop will pack in a whole lot of learning. Come prepared to share your curriculum development ideas and get feedback and useful advice from the facilitators.

Finger Lakes Project 2017
Sustainability Curriculum Development Workshop

"Preparing our Students for the 21st Century through Sustainability Education" 

This is a draft schedule that is subject to change - speakers are still being finalized

Thursday, May 25

8:00AM – 9:00AM  Arrival, registration check-in, continental breakfast

9:00AM – 9:15AM Workshop welcome and logistics

9:15AM – 12:00PM Designing and Assessment of Significant Sustainability Learning Experiences

This session will cover fundamental "Understanding by Design" principles:

  • Education for Sustainability
  • concept mapping
  • developing appropriate student learning objectives
  • "backwards course design" to assure students achieve learning objectives
  • strategies to develop critical thinking skills
  • pedagogical strategies for infusing sustainability content into courses; and
  • assessment of sustainability learning

12:00PM -1:00PM Lunch

1:00PM – 5:00PM  Examples from "The Trenches" - examples of sustainability content integration

6:00PM - 7:00PM Dinner

7:30PM - ?  Evening activity

Friday, May 26, 2017

7:30AM – 8:30AM Continental Breakfast – informal networking

8:30AM – 10:00AM Resources for Teaching Sustainability

10:00AM – 11:30PM  Challenges: How do I incorporate sustainability into MY course?  Interactive, discussion-based workshop

11:30AM - 12:00PM   Mini-grant program (application and review process)

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch

Optional post-workshop activities:
Taste of the Finger Lakes – tour of local wineries along the east shore of Cayuga Lake (on own)
MacKenzie-Childs factory store, Aurora NY (on own)
Guided Tour of EcoVillage at Ithaca, Ithaca NY ($20 per person; must register in advance; 5 person minimum; travel on own)



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