Center for Environmental Literacy 2019 Summer CO-LAB

Date & Time:
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 9 a.m. to Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 5 p.m.
Filippi Academic Hall, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Registration is now closed for STEAM Workshop - July 26th through the 28th, 2019

Is 2019 Center for Environmental Literacy Summer CO-LAB the right opportunity for you?

If you are a teacher who:

  • Is interested in Inquire Design and student-led projects
  • Wants to incorporate art or illustration into their science curriculum to strengthen students' skills in observation, pattern recognition, and innovative problem solving.
  • Leads students to create art informed by a scientific exploration of their watersheds and the nature found in their own backyards
  • Guides students to become imaginative poets and thinkers who can express themselves coherently, engagingly, and persuasively.
  • Wants to earn up to 20 hours of CEU credits (2 credits) over three days

Then consider joining us for the 2019 CEL Summer CO-LAB!

CEL Summer CO-LAB is an opportunity to create a new or improve an existing classroom curriculum using Inquiry Design.

Inquiry Design is an innovative, project-based strategy in which the learner is a co-creator and the teacher is the facilitator of knowledge.

The event will be hosted by CEL Director, Assistant Professor, and expert in the field of child-centered Montessori Education, Luz Casquejo Johnston. She will be joined by specialists from TIDES (Transformative Inquiry Design for Effective Schools and System), as well as Associate Professor, author, and writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, Raina J. León, and Ron Moultrie Saunders, a photographic artist and landscape architect.

CEL Summer CO-LAB Workshop Leaders

Dr. Janet Chrispeels

Director of TIDES, Janet Chrispeels brings 30+ years of experience in working with educational systems and preparing educational leaders to meet the challenges of creating effective schools for all learners. Dr. Chrispeels developed and led the California Center for Effective Schools and Center for Educational Leadership at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has served as president of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). As Professor Emeritus, she dedicates her time to TIDES.

Dr. Nahid Nariman

Nahid Nariman is a lifetime educator who has developed, administered, analyzed, and evaluated teaching programs and strategies to determine their effectiveness and to provide recommendations for improvement. At present, she focuses on the development, design and evaluation of STEM implementation. She is also the researcher on the State of Hawaii Department of Education “Collaborative Research: Examining the Impact of an Industry-aligned, STEM Problem Based Learning Curriculum on Native Hawaiian and Underrepresented Youth Workforce Development."

Dr. Raina J. León

Raina León has written over 50 publications in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and academic scholarship. She is currently an associate professor in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of California, after her time at the Department of Defense Education Activity, where she taught military dependents in Bamberg, Germany. León received her BA in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University (2003), MA in Teaching of English from Teachers College Columbia University (2004), MA in Educational Leadership from Framingham State University (2014) and PhD in Education under the Culture, Curriculum and Change strand at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2010). She recently completed her MFA in Poetry at Saint Mary’s College of California (2016).

Ron Moultrie Saunders

Ron Saunders, a co-founding member of the 3.9 Art Collective, is a photographic artist and landscape architect. Originally from Jamaica, Queens, New York, he currently lives in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. He creates photograms: photographs that are made without the use of a camera. His art work is such places as, the San Francisco Arts Commission Civic Art Collection. His art has been exhibited throughout the US, and his work is published in several books including “Self Exposure: The Male Nude Self-Portrait” and “From Art to Landscape”. Recently, he completed an artist-in-residence at STAR (Shipyard Trust for the Arts) in the Hunter’s Point Shipyard in San Francisco. His studio is located at Minnesota Street Project Studio in the Dogpatch area of San Francisco.

This is a FREE opportunity for professionals in the field of education.

Participants will be provided with room and board at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA, and limited travel stipends are available. Space is limited to 15 participants!

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