Students are interested in environmental sustainability. As a relevant issue facing the world today, tomorrow’s leaders will need to understand the factors impacting our environment and prioritize the wise use of limited resources.
Whether you are a professor, instructor, or lecturer at UMBC, in any discipline, sustainability can be incorporated easily into any class. Whether solving a math problem, writing an essay, or another hands on project, UMBC’s sustainability efforts can easily be advances while providing applied learning experiences. Join us for a two day workshop to advance the understanding and application of sustainability in the classroom.
Faculty Workshop: Sustainability Across the Disciplines
Facilitated by Dr. Rita Turner, Author, “Teaching for EcoJustice”
Third annual faculty curriculum development workshop. Stipends available for the first 10 UMBC faculty, instructors, and lecturers to register.
10am- 4pm Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd 2015.
Receive a curriculum guidebook of sample classroom assignments, lessons, discussion prompts, and strategies that encourage students to think critically about how modern problems of sustainability and environmental destruction have developed, their root causes, and how they can be addressed.
Learn how UMBC faculty bring sustainability into classes in a broad range of disciplines through interesting course modules described by a variety of guest presenters
Discuss the sustainability challenges explored in your discipline and how to engage students in applying their field of study
Spend time on your syllabus, adopting new principles and modules into your own courses with support and discussion with colleagues
The workshop will take place at the new UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Seminar Room 229 with on-campus site visits to the community garden, the kinetic sculpture, and more.