Online Teacher Professional Development
Our Climate Change Education for All program provides FREE* professional development for teachers focused on teaching about climate change. Each climate education course gives K-12 educators the knowledge, skills and resources to successfully incorporate the topic into their classroom. The Teaching Climate Change Essentials course covers all aspects of teaching climate literacy, from the basics of climate science through to the deeper topic of climate justice. In our second teacher climate course, Teaching Extreme Weather, K-12 educators can explore the phenomena of extreme weather events where they live and their relationship to the effects of global warming and climate change.
Each climate education course is facilitated by instructional leaders and gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate with peers as well as access support from subject experts. When enrolling teachers can select to earn either PD hours, Continuing Education Units or Graduate Credit.
*Free enrollment applies to PD hours and CEU courses only. Graduate Credit course option available for a fee.
Teaching Climate Education Course Options
Teaching Climate Change Essentials (9-Week PD)
Start Dates: June 6 | September 12
Teaching Climate Change Essentials is a facilitated, online teacher professional development designed to equip kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources to integrate climate change into their existing curriculum, regardless of their subject area.
Teaching Extreme Weather (4-Week Course)
Start Date June 13
This four-week course provides K-12 science teachers with an opportunity to explore the driving forces behind extreme weather events occurring where they live, and the relationship to climate change. Participants create lessons aligned to Next Generation and State Standards.
Teaching Climate Justice (4-Week Course)
Start Date: June 20
In this course teachers explore the important topics of climate change and environmental justice. Participants will learn the fundamentals of weather, climate and global warming. Then examine the history of the environmental and climate justice movements as well as the inequitable impact of climate change on marginalized communities. Participants will also explore ideas and solutions for how to address climate justice.
Thanks to generous funding teachers can enroll in the courses in our Climate Change Education for All program for free.*
*Applies to PD hours and CEU courses only.