Climate change education begins in the classroom. Teachers have a unique opportunity to inspire the next generation around climate change. Climate Change Education for All is an online professional development program that empowers K-12 teachers at every grade level and in every subject area to incorporate climate change education into their classrooms swiftly, easily, and effectively. All courses have been designed by the K-12 team at Presidio Graduate School, the first and only graduate school dedicated to sustainability and social justice. They are facilitated by instructional leaders and climate change education experts. Teachers can earn professional development hours, Continuing Education Units, or Graduate Credit.
“Climate Change Essentials was an engaging and inspiring course. The resources, materials, assignments, and support are thoughtfully and intentionally created to give all people, no matter their experience with the topic, a wonderful platform into becoming more knowledgeable and confident, as well as having the tools to implement it into the classroom.”
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Meet the Facilitators & Subject Matter Experts
The outdoors has always played a key part in Alyson’s life. During her career as a middle and high school science teacher, Alyson was selected to represent Montana as the state’s Teacher of the Year and received both the Milken Educator Award and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. As a lifelong educator, Alyson is deeply committed to building scientific literacy among youth to help them become true stewards of the environment.
Kate Briemann grew up in in the heart of Appalachia on the oldest family-run beef farm in North America, so her love of farming was instilled early. Starting in college, she began to learn about industrial agriculture, concentrated animal feeding operations, and the policies that disincentivize small, sustainable farming—and became determined to find a better way. She has spent her career working with farm operations to drive forward and sustainable farming practices.
Nancy Metzger-Carter is the Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator at Sonoma Academy (SA) in Santa Rosa, CA and the Education Leader with Schools for Climate Action. She uses the climate resolution process as a teaching tool for high school students. Her SA students run day-to-day operations for Schools for Climate Action and have participated in over 60 meetings with congressional offices urging bold climate action. Nancy completed her Masters in Education at Prescott College where her research focused on effective sustainability education. She has been recognized as an Educator of Distinction and received recognition from the National Association of Independent Schools for her program work.
Wilford Welch has been exploring the driving forces impacting our world for more than five decades as a U.S. diplomat, business consultant, publisher, and author. Welch has written two books, one of which, In Our Hands – a Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis, serves as a key text in our course. Part of his lifetime commitment to sustainability has included serving as board chair of NatureBridge and National Outdoor Leadership School.
Take it from our past participants:
agree the course made them more confident to teach climate change
are likely to incorporate climate change into their lesson plans
agree the course was well organized and facilitated
agree the knowledge they gained will have a direct impact on students
If you want to change the world, go to Presidio Graduate School.
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Climate Education Partnership Opportunities
We are excited to partner with leaders in state, county or district education departments and environmental organizations working with young people. Group enrollment for this course is available.