Geography of Hope
Ambitious Teaching & Learning in Challenging Times
Location: Online – Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo Counties
Sponsored By: NOAA – California B-WET Program; CSU Northridge Outdoor Adventures program; Gold Coast Science Network; California Coastal Commission; California Department of Water Resources Climate Change program; and other Partners.
Note: Registration is limited and expected to fill quickly!
Register: Please contact Kurt Holland to apply or for more information on this professional learning opportunity.
Description: Are you a teacher in Santa Barbara, Ventura or San Luis Obispo County looking for any of these:
- Effective Distance Learning Strategies
- High Quality, Interdisciplinary Resources
- Tech that Works: Interactive, Engaging
- Equitable, Place-Based Learning
Join an ambitious professional learning community and enjoy nurturing collegiality as we explore impactful distance learning strategies forged from the intersection of ELA, HSS, and Science learning, providing you with a community of support throughout the 2020-2021 school-year.
Our method emphasizes modeling of place/home-based-learning strategies, personalized professional learning, and practical problem solving – all from a healthy distance.
Who should attend? Teachers/educators from any discipline that:
- Work in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties with at risk communities;
- See opportunities for transforming education in the transition to distance learning;
- Persistently question the status quo, seek innovation, all while honoring research based interdisciplinary teaching practices. In other words, bring a growth mindset!
- Recognize that teacher choices, our intentional planned actions, are the primary force in effective education. Materials are not magic, teachers are!
- Could use year-long support making powerful learning happen for their learners given constantly changing and challenging circumstances.
All teachers welcome and grade level groups will ensure personalization.
Participants receive high quality learning materials from NOAA, Project WET, and the Lawrence Hall of Science, while focusing on the integrative teaching practices at the heart of Environmental Literacy Learning.
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County participants receive a $300 stipend upon completion of a personalized learning plan that includes virtual lesson study.