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July 8-10, 2020 

Lone Star Community College - Kingwood TX


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A three-day professional learning program open to K-12 teachers, administrators, and non-formal educators

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. Discover how to transform student learning into an authentic exploration of real-world problems and solutions through the lens of an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum, campus and community.

Deepen your knowledge of sustainability principles and practices that inform a Place-, Problem- and Project-based Learning in view of creating engaging, relevant and purposeful curriculum units while meeting academic standards.

Summer Institute Overview

The Institute begins by building a learning community and a common vocabulary around sustainability, and progresses with hands-on activities, case studies, guest presentations, evening excursions and field work. CELF educators guide and support as you design curriculum plans and projects centered on place-, problem-, and project-based learning driven by your own classroom's needs and interests, so that participants will have tangible materials to bring back to their classrooms.

Takeaways for Summer Institute Participants

When you leave, you will be able to:

  • Design and implement a project-based learning unit addressing real-world issues in any subject.

  • Apply interdisciplinary Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards to the existing curriculum.

  • Use school grounds, neighborhood, and community to design place-based learning experiences.

  • Use systems thinking in any subject to analyze content or issues, create models, explore alternatives and propose solutions.

  • Do all of the above while meeting academic standards and best practices of providing student-centered, creative learning experiences.

The CELF Summer Institute experience is most effective when you attend with a team of your peers. We hear from our many alums that support from and collaboration with colleagues amplifies the benefits that emerge from the Summer Institute.