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Ryan Goble replied to Laura Riley's discussion Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education? in the group Sustainable/Green Education
"So did you embed it in the curriculum e.g. where they did calculations and projects for points or was it more like the HPHS model above where it was a club/school activity?"
Oct 12, 2011
Laura Riley replied to Laura Riley's discussion Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education? in the group Sustainable/Green Education
"Hey Ryan, Yes, I have done this in the past as our school has earned the Earth Flag twice and the Ecology Flag once through the DuPage County, IL, SCARCE program. I'm always looking for new ways to implement "Green Education"…"
Oct 11, 2011
Ryan Goble replied to Laura Riley's discussion Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education? in the group Sustainable/Green Education
"Hi Laura, Great list of suggestions!  Have you ever considered a project based exploration of this in your science classes (with math classes) where kids calculate the schools energy footprint and then work in teams to reduce that footprint…"
Oct 11, 2011
Laura Riley added a discussion to the group Sustainable/Green Education
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Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education?

So.....according to Webster’s, the term sustainable is an adjective referring to a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. What does that mean for you and your students?  By creating real-world, engaging activities in your classroom and your school, you can create sustainable environmental education for your students, faculty, and staff members.  Educating students and staff can have impacts that reach beyond the classroom and extend…See More
Sep 30, 2011
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Sustainable/Green Education

Since 'Silent Spring' gave way to 'Inconvenient Truths' issues of sustainability have become important across many disciplines. Find resources and join discussions around these topics inside and outside the classroom - Outward Bounders welcome!See More
Sep 30, 2011
Ryan Goble commented on Laura Riley's blog post Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education?
"Hey Laura - how are you - just seeing this now - you know I have to gut this part of the ning as these blogs get lost. Why don't you copy and past it into the sustainable ed group discussion forum where people will get e-mail that you posted…"
Sep 29, 2011
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Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education?

So.....according to Webster’s, the term sustainable is an adjective referring to a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. What does that mean for you and your students? By creating real-world, engaging activities in your classroom and your school, you can create sustainable environmental education for your students, faculty, and staff members. Educating students and staff can have impacts that reach beyond the classroom and…See More
Sep 19, 2011
Virginia Platt replied to Laura Riley's discussion QUESTION: Hands-on & multimedia ideas to make of Energy Sources pop for middle schoolers? in the group Science Teachers
"Don’t know if it’s too late, but... There are some ideas for building hydroelectric generators, solar ovens, etc. at this web site.   http://www.re-energy.ca/hydro-generator   I had students build one of these for an…"
Feb 22, 2011
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Cross-Curricular Differentiation in Middle Schools

How can I collaborate with team members to create differentiated cross-curricular units that engage multiple content areas including PE, Health, Exploratory, and Music? Laura Riley, Jason Bolden, Christy Sivik.....middle school teachers :)
Feb 11, 2011
Karen Finter replied to Laura Riley's discussion QUESTION: Hands-on & multimedia ideas to make of Energy Sources pop for middle schoolers? in the group Science Teachers
"Laura- So, I don't know if this gets completely at what you are trying to do, but we have had some successes using this resource on the Chevron site - Energyville.  Our 8th grade teachers have crafted some support lessons and guides for…"
Feb 9, 2011
Kerry Piper replied to Laura Riley's discussion QUESTION: Hands-on & multimedia ideas to make of Energy Sources pop for middle schoolers? in the group Science Teachers
"You might want to check out your local power company and see if they have any resources.  My local company, Progress Energy, has an education arm which includes lesson plans and some projects.  They also have grants available for…"
Feb 8, 2011
Ryan Goble replied to Laura Riley's discussion QUESTION: Hands-on & multimedia ideas to make of Energy Sources pop for middle schoolers? in the group Science Teachers
"Laura, you should just know that Helen is one of my "resource heroes" - she in Elmhurst and is BEYOND rockstar."
Feb 8, 2011
Laura Riley replied to Laura Riley's discussion QUESTION: Hands-on & multimedia ideas to make of Energy Sources pop for middle schoolers? in the group Science Teachers
"Helen, OMG........you lost me @ egfi.... Now I know I need to work harder and learn more.  You are a wealth of knowledge and an inspirational resource. Thanks for posting and I will read your comments in detail and then post if/when I have…"
Feb 8, 2011
Ryan Goble replied to Laura Riley's discussion QUESTION: Hands-on & multimedia ideas to make of Energy Sources pop for middle schoolers? in the group Science Teachers
"Laura, when it comes to science, I always like to start by thinking about using Mythbusters clips. See - VIDEO/ARTICLE: Mythbusters - The Best Science Show on Television? Here's some interesting reading that might be food for thought on this…"
Dec 15, 2010
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Question: How can I differentiate teaching about sources of energy to middle schoolers?

Any ideas to help facilitate a great set of lessons to middle school students about different sources of energy?    I'd like to differentiate a project where students learn about the many types of energy sources.  I would like to have them differentiate the product as they decide how they will present the information they learned about their energy source. See More
Dec 14, 2010
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Dec 14, 2010

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Can Teachers Create Sustainable Environmental Education?

So.....according to Webster’s, the term sustainable is an adjective referring to a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. What does that mean for you and your students? By creating real-world, engaging activities in your classroom and your school, you can create sustainable environmental education for your students, faculty, and staff members. Educating students and staff can have impacts that reach beyond the classroom and… Continue

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At 11:21am on May 14, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
Howdy Lauren!

Great to have you here!

Since you rock science you might consider joining the Science and Sustainability groups.

At the top of the group there should be an little + sign similar to the one in the International Educators group (image below) that says "+Join Group X." Easy stuff.


You might also enjoy some of these old science forum posts....

On comics & science:
COMIC SCIENCE
COMICS: Yes, More Comic Science

On teaching Science Fact through science Fiction Films:
#1. TEACHING: SCIENCE, ART OR CRAFT?
#2. LITERACY, SCIENCE & THE 4Ss
#3. VIEWING STRATEGIES: A CASE STUDY

Good Vibes,

Ryan:)
 
 
 

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