Author: Kurt Holland

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Kurt Holland

Kurt is the project lead for ocean and climate literacy at Broader Impacts West, a consultancy in science communication, environmental literacy, professional development for educators, and broader impacts planning. He especially enjoys working at the intersection of environmental science, coastal zone management, and education policy with partners throughout California, in the Pacific Northwest, and in Hawaii. He possesses comparative advantages and distinctive expertise in crossing organizational boundaries, putting research into action, and communicating the business case for “saving the world” to varied audiences. Kurt’s current projects include evaluating a STEM project, development of climate change teaching modules for a community college, NGSS correlation work, and teacher training in Southern California.

Kurt Holland

Part two: A Deeper Dive Please refer to Part 1 of Kurt’s post, where he shares an in-depth look at the Get Outside with NGSS workshop! We have a unique opportunity in 2017 to invigorate public education; specifically, to elevate environment-based science learning. This exciting momentum is driven by dramatically increased recognition of the value of […]

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History and Development of the Get Outside Workshops In early 2012, the California State Board of Education was on the brink of adopting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)—standards that would radically change how teachers would approach teaching science to their students. Anticipating the need for teacher support while transitioning to NGSS (which was adopted […]

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EE World 2.0

Posted by Kurt Holland on March 17, 2015

Curricula are like tools: in the right hands magic happens, learning is made relevant, and learners are inspired. Deploying diverse instructional resources so students can build upon their own interests, life knowledge, and place in the world is especially important in serving 21st century learners. The task before us with the new science standards (NGSS) […]