“advancing curriculum and faculty development
for sustainability in higher education”
REMINDER: SCC-AASHE webinar series on ESD pedagogy starts TOMORROW
SCC-AASHE webinar series: "Pedagogy in Education for Sustainable Development"
Susan Santone and Jess Gerrior to each lead two webinars
Susan Santone is Executive Director of Creative Change Educational Solutions and an SCC Advisory Council member. Jess Gerrior is SCC’s Director of Practice & Learning.
One registration will secure access codes for all 4 webinars. There is no fee for this webinar series.To register, send email with subject “pedagogy” to SCC email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information (name, affiliation, email and phone).
Registrants will receive an email with logon information prior to the webinar.
Webinar 1 – Tuesday, June 21 at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific Beyond Science: Framing Sustainability to Welcome All Disciplines Facilitator: Susan Santone Description: Colleges and universities trying to integrate sustainability across the curriculum often encounter a common stumbling block: the perception that sustainability is relevant only to environmental science. This false belief can keep non-science faculty away from the table. This webinar will provide participants with a framing of sustainability that creates entry points for all disciplines. The session will introduce a set of transdisciplinary concepts and show how ‘overlaying’ these concepts onto existing topics results in a fresh, sustainability-based lens for instruction. Examples from multiple disciplines will demonstrate how all faculty can locate sustainability connections to field, setting the stage for integration across the curriculum.
Webinar 2 – Tuesday, June 28 at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific Language and Inclusion: Educational leadership practices that enhance learners' sense of ecological identity and efficacy Facilitator: Jess Gerrior Description: How sustainability conversations begin, who is invited to the table, and who is left out can determine how learners - including faculty, students, and other members of learning organizations - identify with and feel motivated to take on the broad issue of sustainability. Sustainability leaders know that it is about more than environmental problem-solving - that generating momentum for sustainable change involves difficult social, economic, and political conversations. What models and methods can educators use to create inviting spaces for learners to develop new and deeper connections to "sustainability"? This webinar will be a participatory dialogue/exchange.
Webinar 3 – Tuesday, July 12 at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific Sustainability at the Heart of Learning: Aligning sustainability with institutional, departmental, and classroom values for better student outcomes Facilitator: Jess Gerrior Description: The intellectual work of designing, delivering, and evaluating transdisciplinary sustainability curriculum, together with the practical work of enacting sustainability knowledge and skills in the physical environment are both essential to education for sustainability. But unless the "head" and "hands" are connected with the "heart" - the cultural, sociopolitical, moral values of learning communities - they can only reach so far. Here we will exchange ideas and practices for tapping into what moves educators/leaders - teaching sustainability from the inside out.
Webinar 4 – Tuesday, July 19 at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific Course Redesign Strategies Facilitator: Susan Santone Description: ‘Integrating sustainability’ into a course means adapting both content and pedagogy to create a learning experience that is more interdisciplinary, experiential, and focused on authentic problem-solving. How can instructors juggle all of these demands without designing a syllabus from scratch? This session will present a step-wise instructional process for meeting this challenge. This approach, used with colleges and universities across the country, results in high-impact courses that integrate core sustainability concepts; promote civic involvement; and align outcomes, assessment and instruction. Attendees will walk away with a design framework that brings learners through a process of engagement, deep inquiry, decision-making, and positive action. The webinar will illuminate that ‘integrating sustainability’ is fundamentally about effective teaching and learning. Therefore, this session is especially recommended for faculty development specialists—especially those who may falsely believe that sustainability is environmental education.
The Next SCC Online Dialogue
SCC's next scheduled Online Dialogue will launch on Collaborase in the coming weeks (dates tba) to focus on the components of the 2030 Development Agenda: -- the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
-- the Paris Climate Agreement, and
-- the Sendai Agreement on disaster risk.
This professional development offering is based on the premise that teaching faculty need to understand the fundamentals of this framework that will guide the full range of sustainable development activities for the next 15 years.
SCC Director Ira Feldman will moderate the dialogue that will engage leading experts and stakeholders on the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, and Sendai through webinars, an online facilitated dialogue, and the co-creation of a synthesis document.