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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver
Creative Change Educational Solutions' Curriculum Development Master Class: Reframing for Social Justice and Sustainability
Sharing this opportunity, presented by a respected colleague, coming up in June:
Do you want to create project-based curriculum that supports all learners to engage, achieve, and contribute to healthy future?
In partnership with the University of Michigan School of Education, CCES is offering a hands-on, 2-day master class. The class provides knowledge, skills, and a step-wise process to develop curriculum grounded in the concepts of healthy communities, democratic societies, and social justice.
Change your curriculum to change students’ lives.
Starting with either existing or planned curriculum, you’ll receive guidance to develop or redesign a unit or course that engages students in authentic problem-solving while also meeting required standards and content. We know you care about connecting educational equity and community well-being, and this workshop will give you tools to put that into practice and change your students’ lives.
Gain a fresh, interdisciplinary understanding of their curriculum
(Re)design a unit or course sequenced to promote engagement, inquiry, decision-making, and positive action.
Apply a “backwards design” process to align outcomes, instruction, and assessment.
Receive an instructional design booklet with support tools and frameworks for the participant’s individual classroom use.
Individual pre- or in-service teachers in any discipline or grade who are interested in democratic education, place-based education, sustainability education, culturally-responsive teaching, and related approaches.
Teams of educators from the same institution interested in more systemic change.
University professors from any discipline who are interested in integrating sustainability, social justice, and experiential learning into their courses.
Curriculum leaders seeking to learn about fresh approaches to improving instruction.
What is the cost?
Reduced price for current or former U of M students: $75
I am a Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies, developing a framework for food empowerment in my research habitat, community gardens. I see my work as cultivating knowledge and nourishing community as well as building thriving food systems. To this work I bring an appreciation for our interconnected nature, and edges as creative spaces.