Contribute a Course

Contributing a Course to the Curriculum for the Bioregion Curriculum Collection

The Curriculum for the Bioregion curriculum collection features a small number of courses and learning community programs that engage students in sustainability studies and/or bioregional learning. We invite you to contribute a description of your course or learning community program along with at least two assignments that exemplify your goals for student learning in the course or program.

The information you provide below in this "Contribute a Course" template will enable you to create a web page that describes your course and its goals and features. Just as importantly, the form below will ask you to describe your course philosophy. You are also encouraged to upload files to accompany your course description, such as your course syllabus, course assignments, examples of student work, or examples of student reflections on their learning. To see what this will look like, read an example Introduction to Sustainable Practices (this example opens in a new window). For now, your submission will become a private web page (viewable only by you, Curriculum for the Bioregion staff, and a small editorial board) that you can continue to revisit to edit or improve. If you and the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative staff agree that this course/program should be featured in the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative collection, your submission will become a public web page in the collection.

If, before you get started, you have questions about whether your course is appropriate to contribute, please communicate with Jean MacGregor.

To create the web page about your course,
  1. Complete as much of the form as you are able to. Please note that you must, at the very least, enter your name, email address, and course title on this form.
  2. After you press the submit button at the bottom of the page, you will be given two further instructions:
  3. to create a SERC account if you do not already have one and
  4. to transfer the information provided on the form to a web page, which you may then edit. In order to do this, you must enter at least your name, email address, and course title on this form.
Copyright: You retain all rights to your contributed work and are responsible for referencing other people's work and for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material within your contribution. By contributing your work to this website, you give the Curriculum for Bioregion project a license for non-commercial distribution of the material, provided that we attribute the material to you. View our license policy for more details about this kind of Creative Commons license.

Thank you in advance for making this contribution!

Grade level:
(Check all that apply)

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Course Goals:
The goals for each course are used to describe what students should be able to do after they've completed your course. Your goals may range from content knowledge they should master, to skills in which they should be proficient, to changes in attitude you wish to foster.

Course goals are most useful if they are concrete, have measurable outcomes, and provide clear direction for the course. It is helpful to phrase your goals as "Students will be able to..." or "I want students to be able to..."

Example Goals:
In a geologic hazards course, one of the goals is to enable students to research and evaluate news reports of a natural disaster and to communicate their analyses to someone else.

For a course in physical geology, students will be able to integrate different types of data (e.g. topographic maps, geologic maps, cross-sections, stratigraphic columns, photographs, diagrams and/or tables and figures) to reconstruct scenarios that reflect the internal and/or surficial processes that create the widely varying landscapes that we see today and to evaluate potential hazards associated with them.

In a historical geology course, when students are faced with a new piece of geologic information, they will be able to determine how we know this information and what the assumptions are in the analysis.

Search Terms

Use the check boxes below to tag your course with relevant search terms. We realize that your course may draw on multiple disciplines, focus on several scales, and address many different sustainability topics. You may check more than one term in each category if multiple terms apply.

Note: If you choose one of the following types of pedagogies, please do NOT check the "Promising Pedagogies" box above.

After hitting the "Submit" button below,

please follow the directions on the next page that ask you to do these two additional steps:
  1. create a SERC account (if you do not already have one) AND
  2. transfer this information to a web page that you can then edit.