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Teaching for Climate Activism

Students at the University of Oregon are hosting a free online workshop for teaching about climate change. Their announcement reads:

We are members of the education class "Teaching for Climate Activism" at the University of Oregon. We look forward to sharing what we have learned about communicating climate change throughout the length of this term. This class is taught by Prof. Sarah Stapleton and is full of aspiring educators, with interests varying from elementary to high school.
We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 4th from 9:30- 1:30 for a free online workshop on teaching climate change. During these workshop sessions, we will discuss a wide variety of topics through the lens of climate education. Our Keynote speaker is Tim Swinehart, Climate Justice high school teacher, 2015 Oregon Social Studies Teacher of the Year, and Co-author of Curriculum of the Earth.
We hope you can join us. Stay as long as you want, either for one session or for all, for a Saturday morning of fun. If you cannot attend but would like recordings of the sessions, please rsvp.

Our workshop schedule:

9:30-10:30p Keynote. "Teaching for Climate Justice and Student Action." Tim Swinehart.
Tim Swinehart teaches Geography and Environmental Justice at Lincoln High School and Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, Oregon. He received the 2015 Oregon Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year award, is co-editor of A People’s Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching About Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis, and a founding member of the Portland Public Schools Climate Justice Committee since 2016. Tim has led workshops across the U.S. about the need for bold climate justice education and his work as an environmental justice educator has been featured at The New York Times, YES! Magazine, and NEA Today.

10:45a-11:30a session 1. Framing climate change with metaphors
11:45a-12:30p session 2. How to have conversations with kids about climate
change OR Impacting climate change locally
12:45p-1:30p session 3. Taking action with kids on climate change OR Hope in the midst of despair

We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP through this link (to attend and/or receive recordings):

Students of EDST 410/510 Teaching for Climate Activism