[SPN-Discussion] The next 2 Sustainability Curriculum Consortium webinars on March 31 and April 10

Ira Feldman ira at greentrack.com
Thu Mar 23 11:37:52 PDT 2017

Next 2 SCC Webinars
Friday, March 31 at 2PM Eastern

Mauō webinar series #2 :
"the Meeting of Wisdoms"

Krista Hiser
University of Hawaii

In this webinar, Krista Hiser shares lessons from an ongoing  dialogue in the University of Hawaii system about global sustainability and indigenous wisdom in the context of localized climate impacts. A concept paper from Hawaii's statewide summit on Sustainability in Higher Education will be shared, with links to a panel of scholars representing indigenous and western frameworks. Krista will share a synthesis of sustainability learning outcomes, pedagogical practices, and suggestions for mutual strengthening of indigenous communities and approaches to sustainability in higher education.

Krista Hiser is Professor of Composition & Rhetoric at Kapiʻolani Community College, where she team teaches the learning community course: "Decade Zero: Understanding the Science & Rhetoric of Climate Change." Her research in Educational Administration focuses on Higher Education for Sustainable Development. She has published on community engagement, service-learning, organizational change, post-apocalyptic and cli-fi literature. She is a recipient of the Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University of Hawaii President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability.  Currently serving as the University of Hawaii's Interim System Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. Hiser’s current work is to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and professional development opportunities for faculty to update and transform their courses and help the University of Hawaii system to ho'omauō *

Mauō = the perpetuation of our well-being
ho'omauō = to perpetuate our well-being

Register here <http://bit.ly/2mN0Osn> for March 31 webinar
Monday, April 10 at 2PM Eastern

"EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet"

Erik Assadourian, 
EarthEd Project Director, Worldwatch Institute
Jonathan Dawson, 
Head of Economics, Schumacher College

Join Erik and Jonathan as they discuss how to rethink education--and particularly the classroom experience--to prepare students for life on a changing planet. Erik will discuss the broader ideas and strategies that are part of the upcoming State of the World report: EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet. Jonathan will discuss his chapter in depth, exploring innovative ways to "bring the classroom back to life," particularly at the university level.  

Erik Assadourian is a Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute. Over the past 15 years with Worldwatch, Erik has directed two editions of Vital Signs and five editions of State of the World, including the 2013 edition: Is Sustainability Still Possible? and the upcoming 2017 edition: EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet.  Erik also directs Worldwatch’s Transforming Cultures project, and designed Catan: Oil Springs, an eco-educational scenario for the popular board game Settlers of Catan. Over the past few years, Erik has also been working to produce Yardfarmers, a reality TV show that follows six Millennial Americans as they exit the consumer economy to live with their parents and become sufficiency farmers. 

Jonathan Dawson is a sustainability educator, currently working as Head of Economics at Schumacher College in Devon. Until recently a long-term resident at the Findhorn ecovillage and a former President of the Global Ecovillage Network, he has around 20 years experience as a researcher, author, consultant and project manager in the field of small enterprise development in Africa and South Asia.  Jonathan is the principal author of the Gaia Education sustainable economy curriculum <www.gaiaeducation.org <http://www.gaiaeducation.org/>>, drawn from best practice within ecovillages worldwide, that has been endorsed by UNITAR and adopted by UNESCO as a valuable contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

Register here <http://bit.ly/2mN6Hpc> for April 10 webinar

Ira Feldman
founder & managing director
Sustainability Curriculum Consortium
ira at curriculumforsustainability.org <mailto:ira at curriculumforsustainability.org>
www.curriculumforsustainability.org <http://www.curriculumforsustainability.org/>

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