Author: Jane Baker

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In this article an elementary teacher from Illinois shares ideas for teaching about climate change in ELA and how it can be integrated into other subject areas too. She tells of what motivated her to teach about climate change and why she believe it is important.

Kathy Bosiak is a self-declared weather nerd who likes to sit on her front porch and watch thunderstorms. She moved from New Hampshire to North Carolina 36 years ago and has personally experienced many east coast extreme weather events. She teaches High School Earth and Environmental Science, Human Anatomy, State Wildlife, Forensics, and Ecology.

Prioritizing climate education is one of the fastest and most effective ways we can collectively take action to reverse global warming and secure healthy, safe living communities and economic prosperity for future generations. Here are six key reasons why climate education is an environmental imperative.

Prior to designing and launching our online teacher climate course; Teaching Climate Change Essentials we did a lot of research and planning. The research showed that teachers wanted to teach about climate change, but did not in the face of specific barriers. Read how we designed a course to overcome these barriers and how teachers responded.

Jessica Clingman is a fifth grade science teacher in Princeton, New Jersey. After reading the report published by the International Panel on Climate Change in August 2021 and with the encouragement of the sustainability coordinator at her school she decided to participate in our climate change education online professional learning: Teaching Climate Change Essentials.

Emelie Traub’s classroom is outdoors. She is the Education Specialist at Cuyamaca Outdoor School in San Diego County, California. Aware of how climate change is affecting the environment and natural world, she wanted to find resources that would enable her to better incorporate climate change into her lessons.