Education and how we deliver and consume it is changing rapidly.  Who would have thought that tablets and smart phones would find a place as teaching tools in our classrooms?  Today's teachers are frequently overwhelmed in their efforts to keep pace with these changes, in addition to adapting to new standards, working with tight budgets, and keeping their students engaged and excited to learn. 
Timothy B. Baird, Superintendent of the Encinitas Union School District in California, discusses the learning model his district is using to help students apply what they learn in the classroom to real world issues in their community.  Mr. Baird also shares several projects that apply this model to environmental and sustainability education. 
 

The Green Schools National Network (GSNN) has been a leading voice in the green schools movement for a number of years.  Until recently, GSNN's primary platform has been the Green Schools National Conference.  The Network's 2015 partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council to co-present the annual conference and the shift in leadership for the event has opened a door for GSNN to assume an even greater role in the green schools movement, assembling a network of professional development providers to create a new community of practice around education for sustainability. 

Robert McGehee, Program Coordinator for the Walton National Sustainability Teachers' Academy, shares what one school took away from participating in the Teachers' Academy and how it changed their approach to sustainability education.  He also gives a brief glimpse of what participants can expect from attending one of the Teachers' Academy's workshops. 
EcoRise's Sarayu Adeni shares how the Austin, Texas based nonprofit is filling a crucial gap in sustainable development education and how its curriculum is having an impact on students.  
Jenny Wiedower and Anisa Baldwin Metzger, U.S. Green Building Council, Center for Green Schools, give a sneak peek of what to expect from each of the five Solution Summits being offered at this year's Green Schools Conference and Expo.   
Holly H. Moskow, Director of Communications and Development for the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), discusses the variety of professional development opportunities offered by CELF and how their programming is empowering teachers to embrace Education for Sustainability in their classrooms. 
Reprinted with permission from Jaimie Cloud.  This article first appeared in the Journal of Sustainability Education, Volume 6, May 2014 and was originally authored by Jaimie Cloud of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. 
Contemporary education ignores the future but sustainability education requires it.  Here's a compelling rationale and some activities that will help young people think more critically and creatively about the future.  Reprinted with permission from Green Teacher magazine and originally authored by David Hicks. 
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