Summer Institute Reimagined
Interactive, Interdisciplinary Virtual Professional Learning for K-12 Educators
Register for 2020 Summer Institutes
Summer Institute Reimagined: The Big Ideas of Sustainability
July 7-9 & July 14-16
This 6-day (15 hour) online institute will focus on Education for Sustainability: an interdisciplinary learning lens for integrating the Big Ideas of Sustainability into your curriculum, campus and community
Summer Institute Reimagined:
Civic Science: Inquiry to Action
July 21-23 & July 28-30
This 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.
Not another webinar… an experience worth having!
Now more than ever, educators are faced with the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing 21st century world. We’ve listened to the K-12 educator community and are prepared to support YOU with learning insights, innovative tools designed to the unique demands of virtual learning and approaches sensitively geared to students adjusting to unsettling changes to their daily routines. This summer CELF will offer best practices in digital learning while incorporating the principles and practices of Education for Sustainability.
CELF will offer two Institutes of standards-aligned, credit-based virtual programming, geared towards a national audience of K-12 educators. The 2020 Summer Institutes, reimagined as an online immersion program, will inspire, educate, and reignite our collective commitment to educating for sustainability.
The Summer Institute: Reimagined will harness the imagination and energy of our educator community so you are prepared to return to the real and/or virtual classroom with new energy in the fall.
Interactive, in-depth, and self-paced, CELF’s online Institutes are designed for individual or group participation and clearly connect course materials to real-world practice.
EARN PD CREDIT
Depending on your state, or district, you can earn PD credits for completing the CELF Summer Institute.
- In-service credits based on district policy
- Continuing Teacher Leadership Education CTLE credits = 15 hours for NYS teachers
- Gifted & Talented Credits = 6 hours TEXAS teachers
- CPE or other units of credit
Summer Institute Open House Sessions
Missed it? Contact us with any questions to learn how we reimagined the CELF Summer Institute for the virtual space! CELF educators have transformed the structure to stay true to our professional learning approach on Educating for Sustainability. We are eager to share new and innovative tools, speakers, program highlights and to answer your questions!
Keynotes & Guest Speakers
Susan Kaiser GreenlandAuthor/Teacher of Mindfulness for Children
Kate RaworthEconomist, Oxford University
Dr. Bertie SimmonsAuthor/K-12 Changemaker
Karen BandaEnvironmental Justice Leader
Tammie Lang CampbellFounder, Honey Brown Hope Foundation
Shar-Day CampbellAward-winning Communications Strategist
Lynne CherryAuthor/Founder of Young Voices for the Planet
Jaysa Hunter-MellersYouth Climate Activist
Jaime GonzalezHouston Healthy Cities
Dr. Maida GalvezMount Sinai PEHSU
Luz GuelMount Sinai CEC
Tyler KnowltonPlume Labs
David MacLeanFounder & President, McMac Cx
Past Participant Testimonials
From the beginning, CELF has embraced the value of in-person learning and hands-on support for educators. Over sixteen years of Summer Institutes, professional development workshops, and classroom visits have produced a vast knowledge base and built strong relationships with schools and districts across the country. Along the way, CELF has also innovated with online toolkits, resources and webinars, and that forward thinking is exactly what is called for now.
See background on the in-person transformative CELF Summer Institute: Education for Sustainability