Free Webinar: Integrating Ecological Economics Concepts into Science and Humanities Courses
Hosted by the US Society for Ecological Economics
Wednesday, October 17
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
For sustainability to take hold across the curriculum, educators must gain the skills to integrate ecological economics concepts into science and humanities courses. Yet disciplinary boundaries often leave little room for instructors to teach in interdisciplinary ways.
Join Susan Santone as she introduces strategies to integrate ecological economics and sustainability concepts into science and humanities courses. Participants will review a tested method to infuse core concepts across disciplines, and see examples of activities on topics such as life cycle analysis, entropy, indicators, and ecosystem services. The webinar builds on on Santone’s new book, Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability (2018, Routledge).
Register now. A login for the webinar will be sent the day of the event.
Can’t make the webinar? Check out Susan’s other curriculum presentations this fall.
Integrating Sustainability into the Curriculum: First Steps
Kappa Delta Pi Convocation
Nov. 1-3, Indianapolis, IN
Sustainability is often considered a science topic only, unrelated to standards, or both. These perceptions hide the fact that sustainability is both applicable across disciplines and a powerful way to meet requirements. In this hands-on workshop presented by Susan Santone, participants will learn to reframe lessons using basic sustainability concepts such as community and interdependence. The session will guide participants to apply these concepts across disciplines and enliven lesson topics while still meeting standards. Participants should bring a lesson(s); samples to reframe will be provided.
Changing the Story: Flipping the Script on Neoliberal Narratives in the Social Studies Curriculum
National Association for Multicultural Education
Nov. 27-30, Memphis, TN
Neoliberalism, an ideology based on unfettered markets and competitive individualism, is built upon racial- and socioeconomic hierarchies (among others). In this session, Susan Santone will help participants will unearth neoliberal narratives embedded in the social studies curriculum and develop strategies to “change the story” by infusing the principles of equity and democracy into instruction.
Educator Learning Network
Check out a brand new course by Susan Santone and Kim Reynolds on Kappa Delta Pi’s new online learning platform, available beginning November 1 at http://eln.kdp.org.
Education for Sustainability (an 8–10 hr. intro course that offers a competency badge for display on your e-portfolio, which is free with course signup)
Sustainability education is an approach to learning that builds the knowledge, skills, and values needed to create lasting economic prosperity, environmental health, and social justice. This online course introduces sustainability as a context for learning, highlights connections to the science and consequences of climate change, and provides strategies for reframing curriculum to emphasize these connections. This course is designed to engage you, the adult learner, in an integrative and reflective learning experience that emphasizes application of course content to your teaching.
Free Resource: Facilitator Guide for Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability
While designed to support use of the book, the guide is a useful resource in its own right. It provides an overview of educational strategies to teach sustainability and social justice, and includes suggestions for structuring workshops, courses, or other facilitated settings.
To get the guide, please go to the book’s website and download the “eResource files.”