Tools

Use these supplemental resources to enhance the instructional materials found on Learning Lab, accelerate sustainability literacy and meet your professional goals.

Standards alignment spreadsheets

View a chart of all Common Core State Standards, and all Next Generation Science Standards, supported by lessons on Learning Lab. View the “Assess” tab within each lesson for even more detail on the standards covered.

Foundations of Green Building

These spreadsheets chart a roadmap for using lessons within Learning Lab to develop foundational knowledge of green building, from kindergarten to 12th grade. Using the LEED green building rating system as a framework, Foundations of Green Building outlines grade-level-appropriate knowledge targets, and the curricular resources to meet them. Schools targeting LEED certification for their facilities can use these spreadsheets to identify content to help them achieve the School As a Teaching Tool innovation credit.

Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program

The Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program is an online course that provides educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces. Upon completion, you’ll be able to recognize, adopt, and implement practices that keep teachers and students focused, alert and ready to learn. Learn more here.

Resources and Education for Greening K-12 Schools

The U.S. Green Building Council's "Learning Pathway" for primary- and secondary-level schools. Read case studies of green schools, find in-person learning opportunities, and explore online courses about strategies to make learning environments more sustainable and connect with sustainable schools advocates around the globe.

Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools equips supporters to educate students about global sustainability and deepen learning by acting in their communities through educational resources, professional learning networks, and industry-recognized tools.