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Title: Statewide Sustainability Education Updates AWSP Conference Yakima, Washington October 19, 2009


1
StatewideSustainability Education
UpdatesAWSP ConferenceYakima,
WashingtonOctober 19, 2009
Martin Fortin, Association of Washington School
Principals Director of Outdoor Learning
Centers Gilda Wheeler, Program Supervisor,
Education for Environment and Sustainability,
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
2
Agenda
  • From Environmental Education to Sustainability
    Education
  • Standards Background and Process
  • A Look at the Standards
  • Current Activity and Example
  • Additional Initiatives
  • Resources

3
Legal Authority
  • WAC 392-410-115 instruction about
    conservation, natural resources, and the
    environment shall be provided at all grade levels
    in an interdisciplinary manner

4
Environmental EducationEducation about, for, and
in the environment
  • A learning process that
  • increases knowledge about the environment and
    associated challenges
  • develops skills to address these challenges
  • and fosters attitudes, motivations, and
    commitments to make informed decisions and take
    responsible action.

5
Sustainability is
  • meeting the needs of the present without
    comprising the ability of future generations to
    meet their needs
  • Our Common Future, United Nations Brundtland
    Report, 1987

6
Triple Bottom Line
Sustainability
7
Intergenerational Equity
What impact will my decisions and actions today
have on future generations?
8
Sustainability Education
  • The content, learning methods, and outcomes that
    helps students develop a knowledge base about the
    environment, the economy, and society. It helps
    students learn skills, perspectives, and values
    that guide and motivate them to seek sustainable
    livelihoods, participate in a democratic society,
    and live in a sustainable manner. McMillan
    Higgs, 2003

9
Sustainability Education Approaches
  • Critical/Systems Thinking
  • Integrated Curricula
  • Project-based Learning
  • Place-based Learning
  • Service Learning
  • Constructive Solutions
  • Personal agency

10
WA K-12 IntegratedEnvironmental Sustainability
EducationLearning Standards
www.k12.wa.us/curriculumInstruct/EnvironmentSustai
nability
11
Standards DevelopmentBackground
  • OSPI EE Guidelines, 2000
  • NAAEE Guidelines for Excellence, 2004
  • US Partnership for ESD K-12 Standards, 2008
  • 21st Century Knowledge and Skills

12
Standards DevelopmentProcess
  • Consultant review of existing national and
    international standards June 08
  • Committee begins December 08
  • Draft standards February 09
  • Public review and survey March/April 09
  • Curriculum Advisory Review (CARC) April 09
  • Content expert and bias review April/June 09
  • Finalized approved by OSPI September 09
  • Report to Legislators December 09
  • Implementation PD 2009/2010

13
Standards DevelopmentCommittee
  • 21 members
  • 4 elementary 3 middle 5 high
  • 1 math 6 science 2 social studies 1 CTE
  • 2 district curriculum directors/coaches
  • 6 community educators
  • 2 college of education faculty
  • 1 business owner
  • 7 Educational Service Districts represented

14
Standards DevelopmentCriteria
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Inspirational Transformational
  • Research-Based
  • Grade Appropriate
  • Clear and Useable
  • Realistic
  • Measureable and Assessable

15
Standard 1
ECOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
Students develop knowledge of the
interconnections and interdependency of
ecological, social, and economic systems. They
demonstrate understanding of how the health of
these systems determines the sustainability of
natural and human communities at local, regional,
national, and global levels.
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Standard 2
THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Students
engage in inquiry and systems thinking and use
information gained through learning experiences
in, about, and for the environment to understand
the structure, components, and processes of
natural and human built environments.
17
Standard 3
SUSTAINABILITY CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY Students
develop the knowledge, perspective, vision,
skills, and habits of mind necessary to make
personal and collective decisions and take
actions to promote sustainability.
18
Core Content Alignment
  • Alignment with WA State science and social
    studies grade level standards
  • Alignment chart for other content areas
  • Supports curriculum integration

19
Current Activityand Examples
  • Stories from the Field
  • Professional Development for Teachers

20
Jessicas map
21
Stories from the Field
22
Exploring the Standards in Depth
  • Read the full standard (Page 4-5)
  • What is the big idea?
  • How does this connect to existing teaching and
    learning in your school?
  • How would you support teachers and students in
    implementing these standards?

23
The Sustainable Design Project
  • Students design solutions to real-world
    challenges within the context of systems and
    sustainability
  • Partnership and Funding from Learn and Serve
    America and EPA grant
  • Lead Partners
  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Environmental Education Association of Washington
  • Puget Sound Energy

24
ESE Endorsement
  • Specialty Area Endorsement
  • Competencies
  • May 2009 PESB Approval
  • COEs can offer endorsement

25
CTE Green Sustainable Design and Technology Course
  • HB 2815 Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    providing for green collar jobs
  • Exploratory course for middle high school

26
U.S. Department of Education
  • We intend to do everything in our power to
    encourage education for sustainability.
  • Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education,
    March 31, 2009

27
National Sustainability Education Week Nov 9-13
  • Resolution of the US Partnership for ESD
  • Proclamation from the WA Governor
  • Devoted to the recognition of students, teachers,
    colleges of education, and the larger community
    working to create sustainable communities.
  • EfS Webinar November 5, 12-130 pm PST
  • www.uspartnership.org and click on K-12 Teacher
    Education Sector

28
Resources
  • OSPI website www.k12.wa.us/CurriculumInstruct/Envi
    ronmentSustainability
  • Sustainability education social network site
    http//wasustainabledesignproject.ning.com/
  • U.S. Partnership for ESD www.uspartnership.org
  • Environmental Education Association of WA and E3
    www.eeaw.org and www.E3Washington.org
  • North American Association of Environmental
    Educators www.naaee.org
  • Sustainability Education Summer Institute - July
    26-28, 2010

29
Thank You! Gilda Wheeler Gilda.Wheeler_at_k12.wa.us
Martin Fortin fortin_at_awsp.org www.k12.wa.us/Curr
iculumInstruct/EnvironmentSustainability
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