Teaching Sustainability (in the 21st Century) III
A Spring 2023 Geography Education Professional Renewal Course
This course provides a unique professional development opportunity for middle- and high-school educators in Colorado where participants will master geographic inquiries in sustainability using interactive, flexible web-based GIST (Geographic Information Sciences), a key component of STEM education, as a primary teaching tool in the classroom. Hence, this course aims to address such need in K-12 education (specifically secondary education) with the provision of a multi-year (2-year) institute where middle- and high-school educators will extend their current knowledge on social science topics in relation to environmental and sustainable thinking practices. These practices will be issues-based inquiries through a spatial lens in particular applications of web-based geospatial resources and visualization tools. Specifically during this term, students will develop web-based GIS skills including web applications that are more applicable GIS to classroom teaching and discussions.
This course is designed to provide a graduate credit for professional development. The main professional development initiative is one-year long Hewit institute provided to selected Colorado K-12 educators. Visit the William Hewit Institute information for details.
This course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
Level of Study
February 13 - May 5, 2023
Add/Register by: April 5
Drop by: April 19
Withdraw by: April 28
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