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CELF is hiring!

CELF is currently hiring for an Educator and Professional Development Facilitator (Houston). The Educator and Professional Development Facilitator will work as a creative and close team partner to the Houston CELF Program Manager, to support CELF’s Sustainable Schools Professional Learning Program for Houston area K-12 schools. The Educator will support the delivery of professional development programs for the …

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CELF Virtual Summer Institutes 2021 Recap

Each summer, CELF hosts our annual Summer Institutes to provide an opportunity for educators and administrators to immerse themselves in a multi-day learning experience centered on sustainability, environmental literacy, and both project and problem-based learning methods. This year, the institutes took the form of three virtual professional development programs focused on education for sustainability and …

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CELF 2021 Summer Institutes are Underway

This week, CELF kicked off our summer programming with the first session of Education for Sustainability Institute: Reflecting on What Matters! K-12 educators from all over the country — including New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and more – came together as a virtual community to discover how sustainability can be applied as a critical lens …

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CELF Virtual Student Symposium Spring 2021 Recap

At the end of May, CELF concluded its Spring 2021 Civic Science: Inquiry to Action program with a Virtual Student Symposium! This interactive presentation experience gave students and teachers the opportunity to present their semester-long work to each other, the CELF staff, and scholars and educators from other participating schools. Utilizing a place-based approach, students …

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CELF partners with Teacher Center of Central Westchester to offer a new workshop!

This spring CELF is partnering with the Teacher Center of Central Westchester to conduct a 2 part Series Workshop on “Engaging Students through Inquiry, Place and Action in the Blended Classroom”. Teachers will discover how to boost student engagement by connecting place-based learning to the local environment, geography and history with the integration of mapping …

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Live every day like it’s Earth Day!

We are excited to see more and more signs of spring, and opportunities to reignite students’ learning in some of the outdoor spaces they love most. We invite you to join us for our line-up of programs and activities taking place during Earth Month and beyond: explore CELF’s full spectrum of activities for teachers, students, …

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Our March newsletter is out!

Click here to learn more about our exciting upcoming opportunities and how CELF is empowering young scientists to be ESG-Focused Industry Leaders.

CELF kicks off Civic Science: Inquiry to Action 2021

CELF’s Civic Science professional learning program kicked off this month with over 70 middle and high school teachers from CT, NJ, NY and TX. This is our largest Civic Science cohort to date! Through participation, teachers learn how to support students in acquiring data analysis and systems thinking skills, along with deep civic content so …

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Teachers’ Environmental Literacy Series 2020-2021

Last January, the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) concluded its first-ever Teachers’ Environmental Literacy Series (TELS). This series brought together teachers from around the country to explore sustainability through the lens of the environment, equity, and economics. Our participants walked away from each of these sessions with new insights and student activities to leverage inside …

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Summer Internship Reflection 2020

Parnia Razinobakht University of Houston- Valenti School of Communications, Graduate Assistant- Center for Diversity & Inclusion “CELF is building community and filling an important gap between sustainability and education— an area that needs to be addressed to create the future advocates, changemakers, and leaders we need!” I had a great experience being part of CELF’s …

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Resilience by Design

By Katie Ginsberg, Founder & Executive Director Pivot. Pivot is the word I have heard and repeated arguably more than any other over the past six months. No mystery there, pivoting was key to pandemic survival for businesses and organizations of all kinds, not to mention for teachers, students and parents. Response to crisis can …

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Virtual Instruction Tools for K-12 Educators

CELF’s approach is to meet teachers where they are and provide relevant and useful resources to bring into the classroom both virtually or in person.  These current times bring blended learning instruction to the forefront and allow for innovative and creative opportunities to engage student collaboration. In order to keep up with the latest shift …

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Giveaway Alert: Social Tech in (and out of) the Classroom

CELF recently announced a new partnership with Air Champions – Social Change Scientists (ACSCS) – powered by McMac Cx and Plume Labs – to expand our Civic Science: Inquiry to Action Air Quality program to K-12 schools across the United States. With generous support of McMac CX, teachers who participate in CELF’s Civic Science program …

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Straight from the Source: Teacher Takeaways from CELF’s 2020 Summer Institutes

Join us for our final Summer Institute of 2020: Summer Institute Reimagined: Civic Science: Inquiry to ActionJuly 21-23 & July 28-30This 6-day (15 hour) online institute will enhance participants’ understanding of project-based learning and place-based education, principles and practices within the context of your school community modeling CELF’s Inquiry to Action Framework.

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