Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. How do we fully educate our students on this issue?

Please register for this workshop

Where: Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85784320601?pwd=d3IxZ01uK2U2T1Fwa3VDd0Foc0xYQT09

Meeting ID: 857 8432 0601

Passcode: climate

When: Friday November 6, 2020 9:00 - 10:30 am ET

Who: All faculty

Workshop Goals

  • Learn how professors in different departments have addressed, and would like to address, the issue of climate change with their students.
  • Help each other improve their instruction of climate change with support and feedback.
  • Devise strategies to improve the instruction of climate change campus-wide.

Workshop Description

Climate change is the most important long-term issue facing our students. Yet properly discussing the issue with our students requires teachers from multiple disciplines making an effort to incorporate different aspects of climate change into their curriculum. In this workshop, we will work together to formulate a campus-wide strategy to better inform our current and future students about this critical subject. Most of the time in this workshop will be active discussions. You will NOT be lectured to!

(Participants must come prepared to talk about how they have addressed, and how they would like to address, climate change in their classes.)

Workshop Agenda

Introduction

Brief introduction from me.

Everybody introduces themselves.

Name and department

In which classes have you addressed climate change, and how?

What aspects of your discussion of climate change with your students are you happy with?

What aspects of your discussion of climate change with your students do you think need improvement?

How would you like to address climate change in your classes if you haven't done so yet?

How would you like to address climate change on campus, but outside the classroom?


Activity #1

Break into groups of three.

Each participant provides feedback to their partners.

How can your work complement what your partners are doing?

Devise a strategy to improve how each partners' classes can improve their communication on climate change.


Regroup

Each group selects a representative to present their strategy to the group as a whole.

Opportunity to ask questions.


Activity #2

Breakout into different groups.

Each person provides feedback to the others.

Modify strategies further.


Conclusion 

Each group selects a representative to present their modified strategy to the group as a whole.

Opportunity to ask questions.

Email/contact information exchanged.

Exit Survey