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Title: Environmental Education, 21st Century Style: Preparing Students for Green Jobs


1
Environmental Education, 21st Century Style
Preparing Students for Green Jobs
  • A Green Pathway to CTE and 21st Century Learning

2
A Look at Green Jobs in Kansas
  • In May 2010, the Kansas Department of Labor
    released the first-ever Kansas Green Jobs Report,
    a survey of 6,000 Kansas employers.
  • Employers were asked to estimate how many
    employees they would be hiring to perform green
    jobs.
  • http//www.dol.ks.gov/LMIS/doc/KansasGreenJobsRepo
    rt.pdf

3
What is a Green Job?
  • Support Green Jobs assist those performing
    Primary Green Jobs
  • Teaching courses and/or training programs related
    to green knowledge or skills
  • Providing financial, legal, personnel, or other
    products/services to companies engaging in green
    activities
  • Selling solar panels, low-flush toilets, etc.
  • Primary Green Jobs produce a green product or
    provide a green service
  • Conducting research to develop wind turbines or
    solar panels
  • Increase green practices and activities within a
    company
  • Manufacture and/or install solar panels, energy
    efficient windows, etc.

4
Educational Requirements of Green Jobs in Kansas
  • 58.6 percent of employers are using on-the-job
    training to prepare workers for green jobs
  • The most common green skills and knowledge needed
    by employers is related to waste minimization,
    energy conservation, and environmental
    policies/regulations
  • 41.5 percent required only a high school diploma
    or GED
  • 28 percent had no educational requirement
  • Just 10.5 percent required a bachelors degree

5
Career and Technical Education
  • Connecting students to the real world
  • Creating interest in fields with growing demand
    for workers, such as green jobs

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How can Environmental Education Help Prepare
Students for Green Jobs?
  • EE can serve as a real world entry point for
    students to discover an interest in the
    environment
  • EE can provide a basic understanding of how
    ecosystems work and how human actions affect the
    environment
  • EE can introduce students to environmental issues
    such as energy production and use, and help them
    learn the skills needed to solve challenges

8
EE can set students up for success in Green Jobs
through 21st Century Learning Skills
9
EEs learning approach models processes for
problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Consensus building
  • Inquiry-driven
  • Connection to service learning
  • Involving the community
  • Project-based
  • Working in teams
  • Presenting your case, ie town hall meetings
  • Representing viewpoints different than your own

10
Kansas Green Schools of Excellence Program
  • School projects connect students to real world
    experiences
  • Explore ways to make schools more environmentally
    friendly (collecting and analyzing assessment
    data)
  • Make presentations, communicate ideas through
    video and social media
  • Project planning, implementation, and management
  • Raise funds, learn about processes for project
    approval (school board meetings)

11
Program Goals
  • Provide resources and ideas for engaging students
    in Green Schools activities
  • Encourage schools to take their green school
    efforts to the next level
  • Create a mechanism for measuring and reporting
    impact of Kansas Green Schools
  • Most importantly, to recognize and celebrate all
    the great things Kansas Green Schools are doing!

12
Steps Toward Becoming a Kansas Green School of
Excellence
  1. Join the Kansas Green Schools Network
  2. Establish a KGS Green Team at Your School
  3. Investigate your school and community with
    students
  4. Formulate an action plan
  5. Communicate
  6. Celebrate
  7. Apply for Recognition

13
Green Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • To ensure that all students and the entire school
    community have an opportunity to be involved in
    the investigation and decision-making process
  • To inform and engage the rest of the school and
    the local community
  • To take the lead in determining how best to carry
    out the KGS Investigations
  • To take the lead in creating the Action Plan

LEADERSHIP
14
Who Should Be On Our Green Team?
  • IDEALLY
  • Students from every grade in
    your school
  • Administrative staff
  • Teachers
  • Non-teaching staff such as janitors, office
    administrators, facilities managers, and lunch
    room staff
  • Parents or grandparents
  • Representatives from the local community 
  • Resource professionals from local environmental
    or conservation organizations

May use existing groups like student councils,
afterschool clubs, etc
15
Other Considerations for Green Teams
  • How many people should be on your green team?
  • How often should the green team meet?
  • Succession plan?
  • Record keeping?

16
Green School Investigations
  • Energy Lighting, appliances, HVAC, etc.
  • Water Water use, conservation, outdoor water
    use, rain gardens, storm drains (water quality)
  • Waste Waste, recycling, composting, reuse
  • Healthy School Environment Indoor air quality,
    transportation, chemical use on school grounds,
    green labs, etc. (nutrition and fitness?)
  • The Learning Community outdoor learning, the
    green hour, schoolyard habitat, natural areas,
    nature play areas, outdoor classrooms, schools
    gardens and community and global connections
    (service learning, community learning, engaging
    community, community as a classroom (zoos, nature
    centers, etc.) and community partnerships)
    including opportunities to explore the previous 4
    investigations at the community level.

17
Investigation Components and Resources
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Investigation with Overview of
    Investigations and Potential Implications
  • Investigation Objectives/Curricular Connections
  • Background Information for Teachers and Students
  • Actual Investigation (Elementary and Middle/HS,
    classrooms and whole school)
  • Pictures/illustrations included when useful
  • Action Plan Template
  • Resources Fact Sheets, Web Resources,
    Literature Connections, Home Connections
  • Print off Packets for Investigation worksheets

18
Kansas School Gardens
  • State-Wide School Garden Survey in 2011
  • Garden Gate Website is located within the Kansas
    Green Schools Website
  • Step by Step School Garden How-Tos for
    Starting and Sustaining a School Garden
  • School Garden Curriculum and Activities
  • Created by Kansas Educators and Gardeners
  • Virtual Tours

19
Steps for Becoming a KGS Of ExcellenceMore Detail
  • Schools declare their intent (password/login)
  • A KGS Green Team is established to provide
    leadership for the schools efforts
  • The school Green Team decides which
    investigations they will explore and devise a
    strategy for completing both the classroom and
    school wide investigations
  • Students and teachers conduct investigations on a
    classroom and school wide basis, recording data
  • The school Green Team collects and analyzes the
    data, communicating investigation findings to
    school, administrators, parents, community and/or
    other audiences

20
Steps for Becoming a KGS Of Excellence, Cont.
  • The school Green Team devises a strategy for the
    school to take action that to make improvements
    based on investigation data while engaging
    students in education around the investigation
    topic(s).
  • The education and project efforts are
    communicated to students, teachers,
    administrators, school personnel, parents,
    community, etc. and accomplishments are
    celebrated.
  • The school Green Team documents their efforts and
    completes an online application to be considered
    for recognition.
  • Applications reviewed using rubric, assess for
    attainment of recognition. Schools meeting
    criteria outlined in the rubric are awarded the
    appropriate designation. School is honored with
    recognition on KGS website and a flag to hang at
    their school.
  • Schools maintain their recognition by providing
    annual reports that outline ongoing efforts and
    accomplishment.

21
3 Levels of Recognition Silver Globe
  • Green Team Established (4 meetings/year with
    minutes with school communication plan)
  • Professional Development In Environmental
    Education (minimum 1 educator)
  • Environmental Education is integrated into some
    of grade levels and/or content areas of
    instruction
  • Two (or more) Investigations Completed with
    development and implementation of an action plan
    for one or more environmental improvement area as
    identified by investigations.
  • Documented progress and outcomes, celebrate
    accomplishments and share with school community.
  • Develop a KGS Pledge for your school.

22
Gold Globe
  • Green Team Established (6 meetings/year, minutes
    with school communication plan)
  • Professional Development In Environmental
    Education (minimum 2 educators)
  • Environmental Education is integrated into all
    grade levels and/or content areas of instruction
  • Five Investigations Completed and action plan
    developed that includes a timeframe for two or
    more environmental improvement areas as
    identified by investigations.
  • Documented progress and outcomes, celebrate
    accomplishments and share with school community.
  • Adopt a KGS Pledge for your school.

23
Green Globe
  • Green Team Established (8 meetings/year, minutes
    with school communication plan)
  • Professional Development In Environmental
    Education (more than 2 educators)
  • Environmental Education is integrated into all
    grade levels and/or content areas of instruction
  • Five Investigations Completed and action plan
    developed that includes a timeframe, cost/benefit
    analysis for three or more environmental
    improvement areas as identified by
    investigations.
  • Documented progress and outcomes, celebrate
    accomplishments and share with school community.
    School conducts a day of action to engage
    community or writes a newspaper article. Site
    visit by KGS representative.
  • Adopt a KGS Pledge for your school and posted in
    prominent location in school.

24
Olathe South HS
Compostable trays and bottle recycling in Olathe
South HS Cafeteria
25
Clifton-Clyde School District
  • Students from Clifton-Clyde High School during
    their "Wind Energy Day
  • USD 224 elementary students using composting
    tumblers for lunch waste

26
Starside Elementary, Desoto
  • Mother Nature, Bob the Ball and students at
    Starside Elementary Pond
  • Students digging into the vermicompost they
    harvested

27
Have Ideas or Need More Information?
  • Rachel Wahle
  • 785-539-7943
  • rwahle_at_kacee.org
  • Laura Downey
  • 785-532-3322
  • ldowney_at_kacee.org
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