Do you offer scholarship for professional development? How can I apply?
Absolutely. We understand that teachers are often busy and resource-constrained. Thanks to funding we are able to offer generous scholarships to help with the cost of enrollment. Our vision is to equip teachers with the tools they need to clearly and confidently teach about climate change and global warming. We aim to help teachers with financial limitations.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship through Presidio, please email email@example.com with your name, role, and school district, as well as a 500-word description of your need for the scholarship and a 500-word statement sharing the benefits and outcomes you expect in your classroom and/or community as a result of incorporating climate education in your curriculum. In your description of need, please help the Scholarship Committee understand how this scholarship is essential to your participation in the program, and why it would not be feasible for you to attend without financial support.
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How many PD hours, CEUs or Graduate Credits do I earn from taking the Teaching Climate Change Essentials course?
Upon completion of the Climate Change Essentials for All Educators course and 45 hours of coursework over nine weeks, you will earn 45 professional development hours (PD) or 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 3 Graduate Credits.
Note that you will need to confirm acceptance of professional development hours by your district or state agency.
Download this pre-made email template to get professional development or CEUs approved through your district.
What is the time commitment for the program? Can I complete coursework on weekends?
The Teaching Climate Change Essentials course is administered completely online and is estimated to take 3 to 5 hours per week. The program is specially designed to fit into teachers’ busy schedules; you can complete related coursework during any window within the week-long module.
There are three weeknight webinars throughout the session that we strongly encourage teachers to attend live, but you can review the recorded webinars as needed.
As an educator I want to support climate literacy, but I’m not a science teacher! Are Presidio Graduate School's teaching climate change courses relevant for me?
Absolutely! The course is built to engage, support, and equip educators with the tools they need to advance climate literacy in their classroom, regardless of grade level, subject, or state requirements.
What if I cannot attend one of the webinars? Can I still take the course?
Yes, you can still take the course! All webinars are recorded and posted within 24 hours for course participants to view.
I’ve been looking to bring climate change education into my classroom. I’ve been searching online, but I can’t find resources to support my curriculum. Do your courses for teachers help with finding relevant resources?
Yes! The facilitation team and other participants are prepared to help you locate relevant resources to augment your lesson plans.
I manage a department/team/district of educators. Do you partner with districts and/or accept group registration for your teaching climate change courses?
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I’m an educator hoping to take this course, but I can’t afford it at the moment. Are there any other options for me?
We would suggest that you reach out to your school’s administrators, PTA or other resources your district may have in place to request funding for the course as a professional development opportunity. To make this process as easy as possible (we know you’re busy!), you can download this pre-made email template that articulates some details of the program and why you believe it’s a great opportunity to support the school’s development. We hope to see you in class!