Teachers across the state returned to their classrooms last fall prepared to integrate environmental literacy into their K–12 curriculum, helping students to develop global competence and agency after participating in the California Global Education Project’s (CGEP) professional learning program Teaching for Sustainable Communities: Empowering Eco-Literate Global Citizens. The program begins in the summer with five […]
Author: Emily M. Schell, Ed.D.
Commitment to Education is Elevated at the Global Climate Action SummitPosted by Emily M. Schell, Ed.D. on October 4, 2018
September 12, 2018 was a very special day. This was the first day of the unprecedented Global Climate Action Summit, and the official education affiliate event Education: Key to Long-term Climate Action Success at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The attendees included educators, students, policy makers, and representatives from governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, media, […]
Exploring Environmental Literacy through Global Book BagsPosted by Emily M. Schell, Ed.D. on April 24, 2018
“Kate felt the trees were her friends. She loved the way they reached toward the sky and how their branches stretched wide to catch the light. Trees seemed to Kate like giant umbrellas that sheltered her and the animals, birds, and plants that lived in the forest. Not everyone feels at home in the woods. […]
Teaching for Sustainable Communities: Empowering Eco-Literate Global CitizensPosted by Emily M. Schell, Ed.D. on October 11, 2017
How can educators better understand and teach environmental literacy in our schools? With support from California’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee and the California Subject Matter Projects, the California International Studies Project (CISP) created a new professional learning program to address this challenge. Working with teachers in Sonoma and Long Beach this summer, CISP launched a […]