The principles of sustainability—security, prosperity, well-being, democracy—awaken us to consider why we educate. If sustainability is the ultimate why, then Education for Sustainability (EfS) is the ultimate how.
Creative Change Educational Solutions (CCES) is a national leader in Education for Sustainability. Based in southeast Michigan, CCES supports K20 leaders and institutions to make EfS the basis of policy and practice. Our approach to curriculum transformation and leadership development places food systems, revitalization, and other sustainability issues at the center of innovation and reform.
We believe that sustainability is not an add-on, but a vital context for improving and connecting student achievement, civic engagement, and community wellbeing. We specialize in helping institutions transition to this new way of teaching and learning. Our systems approach embeds new practices into existing structures while developing leaders with the vision to shape new models. Customized programs combine strategic planning, professional development, and curriculum licensing. By building institutional capacity for change, we create the conditions for lasting success.
Learn more about how we can help you meet your goals in our introductory video.
Every program offers multimedia curriculum resources and packages of professional development and support.
If you're ready to rethink curriculum and raise the bar on interdisciplinary content, critical thinking, democratic values, and community engagement, we're ready to help you lead the way. Founded in 1999 by a teacher and staffed by veteran educators and content experts, Creative Change is a nonprofit organization whose work is research-based and built on a foundation of democratic education and equity.
Our new videos give you the basics on sustainability and education in five minutes or less, including clear strategies and resources for meeting Common Core ELA standards through the lens of sustainable food systems, communities and more. To access these new resources and sample lessons, visit the Guest Pass area of our CRC.
The CRC is our comprehensive, online collection of interdisciplinary resources used to support a variety of integration approaches for K20 sustainability education. It includes a rich portfolio of courses, units and instructional resources on a variety of sustainability topics. This deep and growing collection of multimedia materials, developed in-house by our experts and partners, supports educators to enhance existing lessons, redesign units, or create entirely new courses. Get a free guest pass and download samples. | View a video tour | Read the latest subscriber newsletter.
College educators: Reshape courses and teacher education programs.
Adult educators: Enhance informal or workforce education programs.
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