Integrating Sustainability throughout Teacher Education Webinar
Sustainability encompasses human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods and a better world for all generations. AASHE Executive Director Paul Rowland will moderate this Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education webinar that explores how sustainability can be the foundation for teacher preparation programs. An overview of education for sustainability will be followed by a discussion of what it looks like in teacher preparation programs. Panelists will also address sustainability-related partnerships on campus and in the community, as well as ways to break through barriers to the implementation of sustainability-based education.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. EST
Attendees will gain:
- an understanding of what sustainability education is
- examples of how sustainability fits into teacher education
- knowledge of partnerships that facilitate education for sustainability
- the opportunity to join a network of teacher educators for sustainability
Members of the panel:
Dr. Paul Rowland is executive director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Paul founded the Ponderosa Project at Northern Arizona University where he directed the Center for Environmental Sciences and Education. He was dean of the School of Education at universities in Montana and Idaho.
Dr. Deborah (“Deb”) Shanley is dean of the School of Education at Brooklyn College and has served in leadership roles for National Network for Education Renewal and Teachers for a New Era. She was a member of the National Parks Second Century Commission.
Dr. Brenda Fyfe is dean of the School of Education at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, where her faculty integrates sustainability, cultural responsiveness and international perspectives into all undergraduate and graduate programs at more than 100 campus locations. She has promoted the graduate certificate in education for global sustainability.