Innovation and Design

60 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Science

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." -Marcel Proust

In this session, teachers will explore the principles of energy conservation practices through the lenses of their particular content areas. Teachers will read about ways that they can address conservation issues and even look at the relationship between clean energy and clean air. After reviewing sample lesson plans on the topic with the Energy Applet, will complete the next part of their lesson plan as part of their final project.

This workshop was developed by YouthBuild USA, Inc. in partnership with EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center. YouthBuild USA leads a national network of 260 local YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington DC, and the Virgin Islands that help youth transform their own lives while transforming their communities. YouthBuild programs address critical issues facing low-income communities – housing, education, employment, crime prevention and leadership development. EdTech Leaders Online provides capacity building, training, and online courses for school districts, state departments of education, and colleges and universities.

40 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Science

"Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand." -Native American Saying

This session engages teachers in readings and activities that build student awareness of the importance of water resources and methods of green building that conserve water and reduce water pollution. Teachers across all subject areas will participate in activities that help them address content standards in their core areas in the context of water conservation and protection.

This workshop was developed by YouthBuild USA, Inc. in partnership with EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center. YouthBuild USA leads a national network of 260 local YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington DC, and the Virgin Islands that help youth transform their own lives while transforming their communities. YouthBuild programs address critical issues facing low-income communities – housing, education, employment, crime prevention and leadership development. EdTech Leaders Online provides capacity building, training, and online courses for school districts, state departments of education, and colleges and universities.

85 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Science

"Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results." -John Dewey

This session engages teachers in the benefits of project-based learning. Teachers will read a few articles to get them acquainted with this learning framework and then will work with their colleagues to assess their prior knowledge of green building themes.

This workshop was developed by YouthBuild USA, Inc. in partnership with EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center. YouthBuild USA leads a national network of 260 local YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington DC, and the Virgin Islands that help youth transform their own lives while transforming their communities. YouthBuild programs address critical issues facing low-income communities – housing, education, employment, crime prevention and leadership development. EdTech Leaders Online provides capacity building, training, and online courses for school districts, state departments of education, and colleges and universities.

55 minutes
0

9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Science

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled; it is a fire to be kindled." -Plutarch

In this session teachers will be introduced to Green Building, the YouthBuild Program, and Green Collar jobs, which can not only provide an opportunity for students to advance their academic career, but can have wonderful benefits for their greater communities and the environment.

This workshop was developed by YouthBuild USA, Inc. in partnership with EdTech Leaders Online at Education Development Center. YouthBuild USA leads a national network of 260 local YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington DC, and the Virgin Islands that help youth transform their own lives while transforming their communities. YouthBuild programs address critical issues facing low-income communities – housing, education, employment, crime prevention and leadership development. EdTech Leaders Online provides capacity building, training, and online courses for school districts, state departments of education, and colleges and universities.

Audience: This course helps instructors working with opportunity youth to incorporate Green Building principles into their curriculum by teaching them how to write project based lesson plans.

165 minutes
4

6 / 7 / 8
Science

In this lesson, students learn the value of clean freshwater and the natural processes that ensure an adequate supply of usable freshwater. In activity 2, students conduct a hands-on activity that focuses on the role of natural areas as filters that produce clean water. Such natural filters are contrasted with impervious (paved) areas to compare the impact of development on the ability of nature to provide clean freshwater.

What does sustainability mean in an urban context and how can we create nature-based solutions to solve urban challenges?