TEACHER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PREPARATION (TEEP)
List of Courses and their Syllabi
Bank Street College of Education Course
EDUC 551: Science Inquiry for Children in the Natural Environment
Students investigate the natural environment, at Bank Street and the Tiorati Workshop for Environmental Learning in Harriman State Park, to focus on the theory and practice of natural science. Students conduct inquiries under the principle that teachers should learn significant science concepts in ways that they are expected to teach.
Students investigate materials, science concepts, and teaching strategies that are appropriate for preschool and elementary school learners. Class sessions include field explorations at the Tiorati Field Site.
The City College of New York of the City University of New York System
Science 12500: Principles of Life Science: Fall 2019
For undergraduate students who will be elementary school teachers. The goal is for the students to get to know street trees and local arthropods, so that they will be more likely to engage with this biodiversity once they have their own classroom.
SCI 12600: Principles of Environmental Science
For undergraduate students majoring in childhood education. It is an environmental science class designed around GLOBE protocols. It provides students with the tools to do outdoor science education with their students.
BioE 6100E 3GG (3679): Ecology Disrupted: Sustainability and human environmental impact
For students getting a master’s in secondary science education. This course aims to connect student daily life to ecology and sustainability.
NTRES 3800: Climate Solutions – Fernow G24 – Fall 2019
Interested in working toward solutions to the climate crisis?
Drawdown’s (www.drawdown.org) list of 100 climate solutions. You will also use principles derived from the social influence literature to persuade one of your social networks to implement the climate action. You will then explore climate policies and write a letter to a government official supporting a particular policy. Throughout the course, you will engage in online discussions with climate activists from 25 different countries who are also implementing climate solutions.
Environmental Education Outcomes – 2019
Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab
Description. Is the goal of environmental education to instill pro-environmental behaviors, foster collective environmental action, and/or developing healthy and productive citizens? Through short pre-recorded lectures, podcasts, readings, social media, and live webinars, this course will help you define your environmental education goals and learn what the research says is the best pathway to achieve them. Topics include environmental behaviors, collective action, knowledge, values, attitudes, nature connectedness, sense of place, identity, self- and political-efficacy, norms, social capital, health and wellbeing, positive youth development, academic achievement, and resilience. Students diagram their own theory of change outlining how to reach their environmental education goals. Through this course, you will apply research-based knowledge to start new or enhance existing environmental education programs, strengthen your professional networks by exchanging ideas and resources with peer educators and university students around the world, and gain professional credentials.
Introduction to Environmental Education – 2017
Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab
Description: Learn about environmental education foundations and approaches—including place-based education, nature and adventure education, climate change education, and environmental action in schools and non-formal settings—through pre-recorded lectures, readings, and case studies. Participants can form local groups to take the course together, form bilingual groups to help participants with limited English, or try out new media like Comic Life to get their educational message across. You will apply research-based knowledge to start new or enhance existing environmental education programs, strengthen your professional networks by exchanging ideas and resources with peer educators around the world, and gain professional credentials.
New York University
ECED-GE 2314 Social Studies and Science Experiences for Younger Children, Fall 2020
See Course Description for Fall 2019, below.
ECED-GE 2314 Social Studies and Science Experiences for Younger Children, Fall 2019
Course Description: Experiences for developing children’s concepts & skills in social studies & science. Program planning & use of resources: the out-of-doors, maps, globes, books, pictures & other media. Includes techniques for integrating the two content areas, evaluating current materials, & adapting programs for special students in regular classrooms.
Using Non-formal Resources to Teach Science and Sustainability
Course Overview: In this course, students will learn about the variety of non-formal settings as contexts for teaching and learning about science, sustainability, and the urban environment. Students will consider their roles as teachers and learners to link activities with inquiry, reflection and practice, through virtual and real world experiences. …
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