Annual Summer Institute
Summer Institute Reimagined: Civic Science: Inquiry to Action
THEME: Civic Science: Inquiry to Action
Institute Overview: 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.
Audience: Teachers of Grades 5 - 12 (science, STEAM, health, social studies, civics)
Full Group Virtual Learning and Facilitated Lesson Planning: Follow the process of Inquiry to Action to develop your own project implementation planner to bring into your classroom or virtual experience for your students.
- Field Expert Guest Speakers: Lynne Cherry, Author and Founder of Young Voices for the Planet
- Luz Guel, Project Coordinator, Community Engagement Core, The Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures, Department of Population Health Science and Policy Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Case studies from master teachers in the field sharing student action projects and applications to teaching and learning
Self- Paced activities accessible through (presented as a Tool Kit) will include:
- Flipgrid introductions & pre reading assignments
- Mapping place and your community
- Completion of the Inquiry to Action framework
- CELF facilitated project planning work time
- Complete a place-based/project-based lesson or unit using a local civic science topic such as air quality, water quality, pollinators, or soil quality.
- Learn about a variety of data collection methods, crowdsourcing tools and monitoring technology and how to use them with your students
- Design a plan to empower student action at your school
- Increase knowledge of project-based learning through Civic Science
- Increase student advocacy for healthy neighborhoods