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Infographics for a Sustainable Future

[3 STEM Clock Hours] This lively design practicum will bring together secondary CTE educators, Media Arts teachers, professional graphic artists, and aspiring student designers to answer the question: How can we use infographics to advance a sustainable future?

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Infographics for a Sustainable Future
Infographics for a Sustainable Future

Time & Location

Jan 09, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

About the Event

Workshop participants will be learning critical content related to sustainable community conditions at the same time they are applying visual communication strategies to better communicate those conditions and what people can do to improve them. We will work on three tasks First, we will analyze the work of King County’s awesome graphic arts team around equity, climate change, public health, wastewater, stormwater, and salmon recovery. Second, we will identify needs for improving infographic communication related to community sustainability data on the websites of our city, school district, local Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and Chamber of Commerce. Third, we will develop a series of lesson plans for producing and proposing needed infographics.

Job profiles will be shared as part of Sustainability Ambassadors’ Green Jobs Youth Pathways website. Participants in this workshop will come away with not only lesson ideas and resources for career connected learning related to media arts, but a sense of being part of an ongoing user/designer learning community.

This Focus Lab is part of an ongoing Career Connected Learning SERIES through PBL Curriculum Design. Teacher teams from across the curriculum are encouraged. You and your colleagues are invited to sign up for one, some, or all of the Labs we offer.

Learning Partners include Perteet (Engineering Infrastructure), Miller Hull Partners (Architecture), SBW Consulting (Energy Efficiency), Sphere Solar Energy (Solar Installation Company), and Stewardship Partners (nonprofit, green stormwater infrastructure).

Funding support comes from Cascade Water Alliance, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, WaterWorks Grants Program, and the Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Teacher Learning Goals

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues and opportunities related to analyzing and creating infographics that improve visual messaging around sustainable community conditions and actions.
  2. Design, adopt, or refine one or more lesson ideas gleaned from Infographics for a Sustainable Future content.
  3. Apply STEM literacy across disciplines and promote college/career pathways to inspire students.

REGISTER TODAY to hold your spot. Bring a Team.

Questions?  Email: Peter Donaldson

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