Teaching Sustainability and Environmental Justice in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Importance of Diversity and Equity in Supporting the Whole Student
Thursday, September 22
1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET
Wednesday, September 7th
9:00 am PT | 10:00 pm MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Kate Darby (Western Washington University), Sarah Fortner (Wittenberg University), Ruth Hoff (Wittenberg University)
This webinar is part of a series supporting teaching with InTeGrate principles, using InTeGrate-developed and curated materials as tools.
Resources, including presentation slides and the Screencast recording after the webinar
At the end of this webinar, participants will have:
- strategies to leverage grand challenge issues to build interdisciplinary connections for program growth.
- models to make geoscience concepts engaging to non-science majors.
- better familiarity with InTeGrate teaching principles and materials.
Time - 9:00 am PT | 10:00 am MT | 11:00 am CT | 12:00 pm ET
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Adobe Connect web conference software with questions and discussion.
Go to the webinar technology page for information on using Adobe Connect.
Detailed instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to registered participants one day prior to the webinar.
Preparation - There is no advance preparation required for this webinar.
Please email Rory McFadden (email@example.com) if you have any questions about this event.
Kate Darby, Environmental Studies, Western Washington University
Sarah Fortner, Geology and Environmental Sciences, Wittenberg University
Ruth Hoff, World Languages, Wittenberg University
Powerpoint slides: ITG webinar Teaching Sustainability and Environmental Justice in the Humanities and Social Sciences (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 10.3MB Sep7 16)
1) Welcome and introductory remarks - Rory McFadden, SERC staff
2) Developing buy-in and momentum using societally relevant questions at Wittenberg University Implementation Program – Sarah Fortner
- Linking across perspectives to grow
- Supporting faculty teaching interdisciplinary content
- Building connections with campus initiatives and the community
- Q & A
3) Creating an interdisciplinary language course using InTeGrate materials – Ruth Hoff
- Adapting the Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources module for Spanish
- Addressing barriers such as language skills, vocabulary, and data and technology issues in a second language
- Using visuals and interactive activities to convey and clarify concepts
- Q & A
- Implementing the Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception module in an alternative education program at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College
- Addressing issues of language and interest of science-averse students
- Creating sensory maps to better understand the experience of environmental justice communities
- Q & A
5) Reflections by participants
- Prompt: How do you envision applying what you learned today to your situation in your class, department/program, or university/college?
After reflecting for a moment, please use the chat to share something about where you are in your teaching, how you would move forward, and why this is a strong move. You can also enter questions for discussion into the chat at this time.
7) Synthetic remarks - final remarks by presenters
The conveners will reflect on the chat and each provide a synthetic remark. The chat and final remarks will be discussed further in the InTeGrate webinar discussion thread. This online interest group is aimed at providing you with a platform for continuing discussion and exchanging ideas with your new colleagues about teaching sustainability and environmental justice in the humanities and social sciences, as well as broader InTeGrate principles that will continue to be discussed throughout the webinar series.
8) Opportunities for further interaction – Rory McFadden
- Teaching About Sustainability
- Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
- Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources–Spanish Adaptation
- Del Agua y la Organizacion Youtube video
- Wittenberg Implementation Program