Professional Development Webinars: Use Food and Other Models for Teaching about Climate Change
The WorldWide Teach-In on Climate and Justice is offering weekly professional development webinars for non-climate experts to learn how to teach about climate. Topics vary each Wednesday at 0 AM and 9 PM Eastern Time. See below for descriptions, registration links and other resources:
- Webinar: Our Changing Menu: Using Food to Teach About Climate Change
When: Wednesday, November 2 | 10 AM or 9 PM Eastern Time
- To help students understand climate change, the stories we tell them must be relevant to their lives. And what's more relevant than food? Everything on the menu is changing, including the crops we all depend on, because of more extreme weather, warming winters, increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and much more. Mike Hoffmann, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University will describe his work with Our Changing Menu and how he uses the foods we love and need to raise awareness about climate change for people of all ages. This approach toward food and climate is relevant and applicable to a wide range of existing and new courses.
- Register for a session here
2. Webinar: Turn It Around! Working with Your Sustainability Initiatives (Teach-in Examples from Arizona State University and Bradley University)
When: Wednesday, November 9 | 0 AM and 9 PM Eastern Time
- "Turn it Around! Flashcards for Climate Futures" is a learning tool created for adults that works to reimagine our approach to education about and relationships with nature in light of the climate crisis. Usually, flashcards are designed by educators for students and children. This deck of flashcards is designed by youth for education policymakers, politicians, and teachers to challenge them to think, see, and act in new ways. By flipping who teaches whom, this project is a reminder that everyone – and everything – must change. Learn how Arizona State University used "Turn it Around Cards" for their 2022 Worldwide Teach-In. We will also be joined by Dr. Jeanie Bukowski who organized Bradley University's 2022 Teach-in, which was part of Bradley's year-long series of global sustainability events. During their Teach-in, Bradley University hosted concurrent panel discussions led by faculty and students across disciplines that addressed the multiple aspects involved in confronting the climate crisis head-on.
- Register for a session here
3. Learn more about our work:
- Watch our Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice Introductory Video
- Join the WorldWide Teach-in Google Group to connect with colleagues around the world who are also organizing a Teach-In on climate and justice. Join the Google group through this link and clicking "try joining the group"
For all inquiries regarding our upcoming webinars and WWTI please email Tobias Hess, WWTI's education campaign manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for being a part of our growing community of climate educators. Please share these opportunities with your colleagues!
Eban Goodstein Ph.D. and David Blockstein, Ph.D.
Co-Directors, Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice