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. The schedule includes supported planning time so that participants will have tangible materials to bring back to their classrooms.
Design and implement a project-based learning unit addressing real-world issues in any subject.
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.
We hope to see you in July!