[SPN-Discussion] For curriculum and faculty development in sustainability in higher ed....

Ira Feldman ira at greentrack.com
Thu May 17 05:38:53 PDT 2018

For curriculum and faculty development in sustainability in higher ed, the one event you must attend this June is the 2nd Annual Sustainability Curriculum Consortium Faculty Conference.  

Please review the press release below, check out the updated agenda at <www.curriculumforsustainability.org <http://www.curriculumforsustainability.org/>>, tell your colleagues, and register today.  

The speaker list we have assembled is unmatched. The opportunity for learning and networking with your peers in interactive sessions is unparalleled. 

We have maintained an especially low subsidized registration fee ($150) for faculty to facilitate your attendance, plus this year we offer a 3 for 2 team discount — if two faculty from an institution register, the third attends for free!  Graduate students, sustainability directors and all others interested in curriculum and faculty development in sustainability in higher education are welcome to attend.

SCC Faculty Conference on sustainability in higher ed to be held in Pittsburgh
May 16, 2018, PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The second annual Sustainability Curriculum Consortium Faculty Conference will be held on June 25–26 at the Penn State Center in Pittsburgh. The conference will focus on pedagogy, content and leadership to support faculty who are teaching sustainability topics at the college and university level, whether in the sciences, in the humanities, or in arts and design.           

The event will include two full days and one evening of panels, workshops, roundtables and facilitated dialogue with an emphasis on peer-to-peer exchange. The conference is co-hosted by the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC) and Penn State’s Sustainability Institute and is sponsored by Covestro.  This gathering of leaders in education for sustainable development (ESD) kicks off the night before, on Sunday June 24, with an informal welcoming reception at a local bistro.

“We are extremely fortunate to be hosting the conference in Pittsburgh this year,” said Peter Buckland, academic programs manager at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute and co-organizer of the conference. “It is one of America’s leading cities on sustainability and resilience. Pittsburgh has city planners working on innovative storm water infrastructure, restaurants sourcing from local organic farms, and the Phipps Conservatory, one of the highest performance buildings in the United States.”

The conference’s keynote speaker is David Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics Emeritus and senior adviser to the president of Oberlin College.  Professor Orr is considered by many to be one of the “fathers of  environmental education” in this country.   Many of the other leading minds in sustainability in higher education will also present at this year’s event, including Chris Boone of Arizona State’s sustainability program; Julian Dautremont-Smith, director of programs for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE); and Kim Smith, of Portland Community College and the co-founder of the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network.  Adding to the mix of expertise, local sustainability leaders will also be presenting at the conference, including Grant Irvin, the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Pittsburgh and Joylette Portlock, executive director of Pittsburgh-based Communitopia. 

“This year we’re emphasizing interactive sessions and workshops,” said Ira Feldman, founder and managing director of SCC and co-organizer of the conference. “Sessions of particular note in a packed agenda include an international perspectives panel to be led by Kim Smith, a hands-on workshop on the Sulitest (a sustainable literacy test), a workshop on incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the classroom, and a dialogue on diversity and inclusion.  All sessions will encourage attendees to exchange their own experiences with peers while learning from other leading academics and practitioners.”

Registration for the conference, the full agenda, and a link to the hotel room block is available online. Further details below.

2018 SCC Faculty Conference
June 25-26 in Pittsburgh

Register now at:  <http://curriculumforsustainability.org/scc-faculty-conference-2018-2/ <http://curriculumforsustainability.org/scc-faculty-conference-2018-2/>>.

Team discount:  3 from same university register for the price of 2!

Updated agenda posted -- updated daily!

Reduced rate hotel room block rate now available!

Over 30 confirmed presenters, including:

David Orr
Chris Boone
Rod Parnell
Julian D'Autremont-Smith
Krista Hiser
Kim Smith
Ashwani Vasishth
Peter Buckland
Michael Reiter
Stan Meiburg
Isabel Rimanoczy
Tee Guidotti
Brooke Suter
Grant Irvin, City of Pittsburgh
Joylette Portlock, Communitopia
...and many others!

Questions?  Contact Ira Feldman at <ira at curriculumforsustainability.org <mailto:ira at curriculumforsustainability.org>> or 202-669-1858

Ira Feldman
founder & managing director
Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (tm)
<www.curriculumforsustainability.org <http://www.curriculumforsustainability.org/>>

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