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Type

  • Course

Target Grade Level

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Target Subject Area

Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Computer Science and Design Thinking, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages

Topics

  • Climate Change Basics
    • Causes
    • Impacts
    • Solutions
  • Teaching Methods
    • Climate Literacy
    • Environmental Justice

Teaching Climate Change Essentials

Provider: Presidio Graduate School
Cost: Free
Formats: Online: Asynchronous, Online: Synchronous
Date Offered: March 20 - April 28; June 5 - July 14
Length of Time: 45 hours
Continuing Education Credit: 4.5
Summary
This six-week professional development program is a comprehensive online course supplying teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement climate change instruction into their classrooms. This course will provide teachers with foundational learning around the causes and impact of climate change and global warming. The scaffolded, weekly learning modules also cover solutions to the climate crisis, the need for urgent action, and climate justice. Teachers will be introduced to resources to use in their classroom and tasked with developing their own climate literacy-based lesson plan. The course also includes three live webinars with subject matter experts.
About the Organization

Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School is the world’s first graduate school to place sustainability at the center of every program they offer. In 2020, they identified a gap in teacher preparedness to teach climate literacy and launched a Climate Education for All program with the mission of providing all teachers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to confidently educate the next generation on climate change science, causes, and solutions.