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Participants commit to:
- Attend a two-day workshop, usually held the Thursday and Friday after graduation.
- Modify a class or assignment (or develop a course) to incorporate sustainability or environmental issues appropriate to their field.
- Attend a follow-up dinner meeting to report on experiences and intellectual process.
Learning for the Cataldo Project participants will come in several forms.
Faculty will immerse themselves in basic knowledge through on-line readings prior to the workshop and formal presentations during the workshop. Topics that may be covered include the local Rathdrum watershed ecosystem, Spokane’s environmental justice and equity issues, public health consequences of sprawl, and current campus sustainability efforts. Outdoor river walks deepen ecological knowledge, and talks by local resource experts expand the educational experience. Concrete examples from Spokane and the surrounding region help to strengthen a sense of place and support imaginative connections for courses. Much learning also occurs in small and large group discussions.
• Introduction to sustainability and its many meanings
• Resource person I - The Lands Council
• Resource person II - City of Spokane Sustainability Manager
• Lake walk led Environmental Studies and Biology
• Principles of sustainability and big ideas in your discipline
• Activity - Integrative Assignment, incorporating sustainability into any class
• Reflection exercise
• Whole group synthesis; big ideas assignment
• Sustainability on Campus - Office of Sustainability
• Campus as laboratory; Hemmingson Center Tour
• Activity - sustainability and place
• Small groups - creativity, experiential learning, team teaching
• Campus as laboratory 2 - Maintenance and Grounds Manager
• 8 ways to change a course to incorporate sustainability pedagogy or content
• Think pair share on 8 ways
• Resource Persons III - Spokane Riverkeeper
• Small groups - creativity, experiential learning
• Stewardship, Sustainability, and the Great Work
• Planning and syllabus work
Apply for the Spring 2019 Workshop
The cost of attendance is $250 that is collected after you have been accepted to the program. Applications will be accepted through December 7, 2018.
Included with the event:
- Breakfast & lunch both days
- Pedagogy and curriculum development materials
- A free book related to sustainability and their discipline or interests