Snapshots: 2012 Sustainability Institute for PK12 Educators

| June 27, 2012
Webster University PK12 Institute for Sustainability in Education

Webster's annual Sustainability Institute draws PK12 educators who incorporate sustainability into their classrooms and institutions.

Sustainability — the mission to assure a productive, safe, viable future — has many contexts, education chief among them.

Toward that context, the 2nd Annual Sustainability Institute for PK12 Educators concludes this week (June 25-28) at Webster University’s home campus in St. Louis.

The premise: While the responsibility for solving the world’s problems cannot rest solely on the shoulders of preschool through 12th-grade educators, they have clear roles in helping create a shift for achieving a more sustainable society.

Webster University PK12 Institute for Sustainability in Education

Webster's Diefenbacher, coordinator, Experiential Learning, Education for Global Sustainability.

The week’s keynote speaker was Sarah Ippel, founder of Chicago’s Academy for Global Citizenship, who shared insights and stories about establishing a sustainable school.

Speakers and work sessions throughout the week helped educators develop new strategies for building the culture of sustainability in their school or community.

The Institute concludes Thursday, June 28, with hands-on projects and a culminating Resource Fair.

At our institute they can discover how, collaborate with others, and take action for this educational reform.

Organization of the annual institute is led by Lori Diefenbacher, coordinator, Experiential Learning, Education for Global Sustainability, School of Education.

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