Deadlines approaching for 3-day Program in July
Scholarships and discounts available
The headlines are gloomy – budget cuts, teacher training cuts and growing class sizes are just some of the challenges facing New York school districts. Teacher training focused on active, inquiry-based learning and improving vital critical-thinking skills for all learners is not only an investment in the future, it is fiscally responsible – now more than ever.
In recognizing school budget crises and pervasive need for educational reform, The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) has devoted itself to raising funds to support professional development for teachers throughout Westchester County and New York City. Thanks to full and partial scholarships, grants and group-discounts, more K-12 teachers will be able participate in Education for Sustainability (EfS) training at the CELF Summer Institute this July. In-service and graduate school credits are available to eligible participants. Institute program supporters include the Heinemann Foundation, Con Edison, and Whole Foods Market.
CELF courses enable teachers to employ the most engaging, effective teaching methods in spite of shrinking school budgets and burgeoning class sizes. Summer Institute participants focus on integrating real world content and key EfS principles into their existing standards-based curriculum. By using a “systems-thinking” approach to problem solving, teachers trained at the Institute will provide students the learning tools and skills to prepare them for the complex environmental, social and economic changes both in their classroom and in the global community.
The 3-day Summer Institute is offered in collaboration with Manhattanville College. Two workshops will be offered from July 25-27 in historic Reid Castle, on the college’s beautiful Purchase (NY) campus:
K-5 Teachers - “Connecting Children with Nature and Community”
Middle and High School Teachers - “Education for Sustainability”
REGISTER NOW! If you are a teacher or know a teacher who might be interested, please forward this information. Registration deadline is June 30th. To see if your school qualifies for scholarships or a group discount, click on the Summer Institute information on the CELF website www.celfeducation.org. Contact Katie Ginsberg at 914-4743 or at Katie@celfeducation.org.