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Participants commit to:
- Attend a sustainability curriculum and pedagogy workshop.
- Modify or develop a class or assignment to incorporate sustainability or environmental issues appropriate to their field.
- Attend a follow-up 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-Prarie 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. Learning also occurs in small and large group discussions.
• Introduction to sustainability and its many meanings
• Resource person I
• Resource person II
• 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
• 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
• Resource Persons III
• Small groups - creativity, experiential learning
• Stewardship, Sustainability, and the Great Work
• Planning and syllabus work
Apply for the 2022 Workshop (Non-Gonzaga Faculty)
No Prior Experience or Expertise is Expected
Tentative Dates of 2022 Cataldo Project
- 12-1 p.m., Friday, February 11 (zoom)
- 12-1 p.m., Friday, March 4 (zoom)
- 12-1 p.m., Friday, April 8 (zoom)
- 9-4 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 (in person)
- 9-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 (in person)
Location: Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
The workshop registration fee is collected after application is accepted.
Included With the Workshop
- Full breakfast and lunch for in person workshop dates in May.
- Pedagogy and curriculum development materials.
- Connections to regional faculty and non-profits actively working on sustainability and climate issues.
- Two book related to sustainability and teaching.
Deadline to apply: February 1, 2022