Sustainability improves achievement, engagement, and community wellbeing. We specialize in transitioning K20 institutions to this new way of teaching and learning.
Learn why we need to educate for sustainability.
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Our collective future hinges on our ability to transform our educational systems. We're creating lasting change in K20 classrooms and teacher education programs.
Creative Change has been awarded a grant to build a national network of ten+ K12 districts and teacher education programs that are using sustainability as platform for innovative, standards-based instruction. Through the grant, Creative Change will provide this cohort of sites with curriculum, planning, and professional development focused on strengthening the integration of sustainability. Read more news.
Creating sustainable food systems is a vital part of sustainability. We’re excited to be working with a growing number of schools on food systems education, a context for transdisciplinary, project-based learning.
Learn more about integrating food systems across the K-8 curriculum, and a ninth grade course focused on sustainable food systems.
Preparing students to live in a democracy has traditionally been a core purpose of schooling. But in the United States, this has been overshadowed by a paradigm of global competition. China and India loom as threats, and “making students competitive in the global economy” has displaced citizenship and problem solving as the purpose of schooling. In this mindset of scarcity, winning is only possible when others lose. And while a strong economy is vital, no one seems to ask, What kind of world will this economy be a part of?, or Will the environment—the basis of the economy—be able to support it? Read more...