Sustainability Education Workshop for Teachers and Students
Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 8:15am – 1:30/3:00pm in Windsor, CT
The Loomis Chaffee School and GEBG are partnering for a one-day Sustainability Education Workshop for Teachers and High School Students to be held on-campus at Loomis in Windsor, CT. During this educator and student program, Jaimie Cloud of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education will facilitate a hands-on workshop focused on increasing participants’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the core concepts, content, and habits of mind that characterize Education for Sustainability. The workshop engages participants in interactive and replicable learning experiences that combine systems thinking tools with interdisciplinary content and lively discussions about our unique role as educators and student leaders in moving toward a more sustainable future. This opportunity is designed for teaching faculty, administrators, and student leaders with a commitment to climate action and sustainability from schools in the New England region.
+ FORMAT: One day, in-person event hosted at and in partnership with The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
+ DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 8:15am-1:30pm, Optional Loomis Chaffee Sustainability Initiatives Exploration 1:30 – 3:00 PM
+ COST: $50 (adults) and $25 (high school students) / Registration includes lunch
+ AUDIENCE: Educators bringing climate action into their curriculum and/or leading sustainability initiatives; High School Student leaders in sustainability initiatives (recommended 2-4 students per school)
+ FACILITATORS: Jaimie Cloud, Founder and President, Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
8:15am – Registration and Welcome
8:45am – “Educating for Sustainability” Workshop with Jaimie Cloud
12:45pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Loomis Chaffee Sustainability Initiatives Exploration (optional)
+ Exploring Energy at LC – Learn about LC’s 1MW Solar Area, the metrics we use to calculate our annual carbon footprint, and how we incorporate these sustainability initiatives into our curriculum. (Jeff Dyreson)
+ Something Sweet – Learn more about LC’s Maple Sugaring and Apiary programs and the ways we incorporate them into our curriculum (Sarah Griggs)
+ For the Future – Utilize what you learned in the “Educating for Sustainability” workshop to help make plans for the future. Take this time to brainstorm ideas for new sustainability initiatives, curricular connections, Earth Week events, etc.
2:45pm – Closing & Goodbyes
Jaimie Cloud, Founder and President, Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education
Jaimie P. Cloud is the founder and president of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education in New York. The Cloud Institute is dedicated to the vital role of education in creating awareness, fostering commitment, and guiding actions toward a healthy, secure and sustainable future for ourselves and for future generations. The Cloud Institute monitors the evolving thinking and skills of the most important champions of sustainability, and transforms them into educational materials and pedagogical systems that inspire young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.
Through The Cloud Institute Jaimie has developed exemplary curriculum units and full courses of study, and produced the Cloud Institute’s EfS Framework and EfS Standards and Performance Indicators that schools are using to design and innovate their own curricula to educate for sustainability. She is the curator, editor and a contributing author of, Educating for a Sustainable Future: Benchmarks for Individual and Social Learning, released by The Journal of Sustainability Education. This 70 page account is authored by, and represents the current and best thinking of forty-two scholars and practitioners of the field of Education for Sustainability.