Integrating Climate Literacy Into the 6th Grade Classroom
Dr. Brian G. Henning, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies & Director of the Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment
Karli Honebein, Program Coordinator, Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment
The program will provide PD for teachers to develop integrated science lessons, as well as providing them access to Gonzaga’s Climate Fellows who provide hands-on science lessons, aligned to the grade six curriculum, in classrooms. Grade 6 teachers will receive 6 STEM clock hours:
- Four hours of in-person professional development on site at Gonzaga,
- One hour on site PD support at the teachers’ respective schools, and
- One hour for an end of year follow-up session
Teachers will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the lessons that the Clime Time Fellows will teach on-site, as well as the materials that go into the kits to support the hands on activity. Participating teachers will be invited to engage in this co-planning and design with Gonzaga students, staff and faculty.
Hosted by Gonzaga University Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment and supported by a grant from ClimeTime, this professional learning cohort will help grade 6 teachers transitioning to middle school to more confidently incorporate climate literacy into their classes.
Space is limited. Signing up is not a guarantee of participation. You will receive registration confirmation separately.
a book on teaching climate change
Climate Literacy Fellows classroom visit (gonzaga.edu/ClimateLiteracyFellows)
STEM Clock Hours:
6 STEM clock hours from SPS
Tues, Sept 27, 2022
Tues, Dec 6, 2022
Tues, May 16, 2023