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My Classroom CAP

Saturday, October 15, 9:00-12:00 [3-6 STEM Clock Hours - PSESD] Grades 6-12, All Subjects Practice problem-based learning to measurably advance the goals of your city Climate Action Plan as a Living Textbook applied across the curriculum.

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My Classroom CAP
My Classroom CAP

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Zoom Conference

About the Event

How would our students engage if they knew they were part of building a classroom, school, or district climate action plan (CAP) that directly and measurably served academic standards, career-connected learning, and city performance measures? 

Participants will be immersed in a series of PBL lesson frameworks, exemplary city climate action plans, and sample student impact projects. The goal is to empower youth voice, agency and ownership in helping their local city develop or implement a Climate Action Plan with measurable targets for reducing GHG emissions. We will be working with Climate Action Teachers Fellows from 10 school districts from Pierce and King Counties as well as student leaders from the Sustainability Ambassadors training program.

We will use science to analyze local climate impacts, technology to explore smart city AI applications, data science and math to calculate GHG emission reductions, and the engineering design process to identify local climate solutions including clean energy, green buildings, electric transportation, materials management, tree canopy, and water conservation innovations. We will explore social and climate justice advocacy, civics, economics, and human geography as a way to identify the strongest policy frameworks and market innovations for rapidly advancing a sustainable future that works for all. The Lab is an ongoing practicum that convenes teachers, student leaders, and subject matter experts from industry, government, and nonprofit sectors to ensure a rich learning exchange.

NOTE: You can earn up to 6 STEM Clock Hours through PSESD. 3 hours synchronous learning on October 15th, plus 3 hours asynchronous learning with deliverables due on October 23.

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