"CELF was extremely attentive to our individual school's needs, realizing that we all have different backgrounds."

PS 110 Principal Anna Cano Amato
participant at CELF's Greenpoint Summer Institute

Spring 2017 Course Offering for educators in grades 5-12

Citizen Science & Social Justice in Your Community

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Connecting hard science and public policy, will provide three powerhouse days of professional development for teachers in grades 5-12, with breakouts by grade level clusters. Connect with industry-leading science research professionals from Mt. Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and learn advocacy skills from leaders of CUNY School of Law's Center for Urban Environmental Reform. Participants will learn to use New York City to make authentic place-based connections and will come away with citizen science opportunities for students. Up to three P-credits are available for NYC DoE teachers when registering first through the online ASPDP catalog.

Participating Teachers will be able to:

  • Integrate Education for Sustainability (EfS) concepts into core curriculum
  • Understand environmental health factors affecting child health and learning
  • Use NYC and your school neighborhood as a living laboratory for place-based learning
  • Engage students in an inquiry-based learning process
  • Develop citizen science opportunities for your students

Benefits and Resources:

  • Forge connections with industry-leading science research professionals
  • Experience one-on-one guidance to outline a curriculum makeover and develop a plan to implement.
  • Gain FREE access to CELF’s Online Curriculum Library
  • Align curriculum projects with national Education for Sustainability (EfS) standards and performance indicators
  • Immerse yourself in hands-on activities that enable teachers to experience key concepts as learners
  • Access Post-Institute support for your on-going EfS implementation