Finger Lakes Project Schedule

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)