Hello everyone! I wanted to reach out and see how various college professors (or guest lecturers) use the NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence in their college courses.
We are trying to get an EE minor started here at NC State University. I have introduced the Guidelines for Professional Development as a way of introducing the WHY of the course (and the minor). It is also closely aligned with our state EE Certification program, which is also based on the PD Guidelines.
We also use a class to introduce the Materials Guidelines. I always frame this discussion around classroom teachers being bombarded with materials that look pretty, flashy, new, and sound great..... but how do you really know if they are sound educational materials? We then pull out a wide variety of well known, and not so well known EE curriculum and then spend time looking through the materials and ranking them based on the key characteristics in the materials guidelines.
I just got to thinking about this after reading this article from PBS "Dueling Books Compete to Educate Kids on Climate Change" https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/dueling-books-compete-to-educ.... It just got me thinking about HOW we can share these materials widely with younger educators who are attending conferences, workshops, and receiving items in the mail. Most of the students in our classes are natural resources majors, with a sprinkling of education students.
What classes do you target with Guidelines information? Which ones do you use? Any tips for moving from the natural resource students to education student realm?