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Strategy Share: Coding and Innovation for Our Planet’s Future

On my Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship expedition to Norway, I saw first-hand evidence of our changing global climate and developed the passion and desire to ask, “What can we do?” In my classroom, I have developed a culture of innovation and technological design. Was there a way I could work with my students to develop innovative, technological solutions to increase their awareness of our global impact? Continue reading Strategy Share: Coding and Innovation for Our Planet’s Future

U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

This post was written by educator Michael Cruse. Sometimes, evening professional development is a hard sell after a day of teaching, especially on a night with single-digit temperatures here in Washington, D.C. The lure of the humid tropics and desert Southwest were enough to convince me, though. I wasn’t bound for parts south of the polar vortex, but instead to D.C. Teachers Night at the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Botanic Garden Helps Teachers Build Green Communities

Educator Spotlight: Working Together for a Cleaner School Environment

Helen Pugh used the Geo-Inquiry Process as a framework to guide her students in action projects within their school. Groups of Helen’s students developed projects related to composting, food waste reduction, gardening, and more, all with the goal of creating a cleaner school environment. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Working Together for a Cleaner School Environment

Educator Spotlight: Teaching the “Big Ideas” of Science

Kerryane Monahan, this week’s Educator of the Week, is passionate about teaching the big ideas of science alongside the nitty-gritty ones. She wants her students to understand science from a global perspective, identifying international connections in problems and solutions. Kerryane is an environmental science and biology teacher at Saint Edward’s School in Vero Beach, Florida. You started your career as an academic. How did you … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Teaching the “Big Ideas” of Science