CLEAN Network Teleconferences
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Upcoming 2023 Teleconference
March 5th: Springbay Studios with Jane Ji
March 12th: Informal Conversation (Social Media Best Practices)
March 19th: Climate Literacy in Florida with Alexandra Panos
Abstract: This presentation will prompt attendees to consider how literacy and English Language Arts teachers might teach in relationship to the climate and broader issues of ecojustice in complex and even hostile educational policy environments. Dr. Panos will share stories of how teachers' ecosophies, placemaking, and personal inquiries can be leveraged to support them in making the climate crisis a central concern of their work with students. She will invite dialogue around how all teachers are climate educators and how to create networks that support those who often see their work as outside the scope of climate justice literacy.
Bio: Alexandra Panos (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Measurement and Research in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. She completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University Bloomington with a focus on Literacy, Language, and Culture Education and Qualitative Inquiry Methodology. She earned her M.A. at DePaul University Chicago with a focus on Urban and Multicultural Education before teaching Middle Grades English Language Arts and Media in Chicago, IL. Currently she serves as Director of Research for the Center for Climate Literacy and as one of the founding editors for the newly launched open access practitioner pocket journal, Climate Literacy in Education. Through a growing partnership with USF Libraries, Dr. Panos and her colleagues have recently launched a freely accessible resource, Ecoliteracies for Climate Action in Florida, as part of the Florida Environmental Natural History Portal. Dr. Panos centers her scholarship on the reality that, to quote Octavia Butler, "there is no end to what a living world demands of you." For her, this means prioritizing place-based, community-engaged, and postcritical activities that center the ecological and geographic dimensions of education for equity and justice.
March 26th: Informal Conversation (Conference Planning)
April 2nd: The Dirty Snow Citizen Science Project with Christi Buffington
April 16th: Climate Fresk with Megan Yousef
April 23rd: Renewable Energy Education: Resources and Opportunities with Remy Pangle
February 27th: Bringing Nature into the Classroom with Ximena Marquez & Nelson Melendez
February 20th: Informal Conversation
February 13th: Ten Strands' Data Initiative for Environmental and Climate Action in California's TK-12 Schools with Andra Yeghoian and Stephanie Seidmon
February 20th: Informal Conversation
January 30th: Informal Conversation (Breaking down silos: ways of working with other organizations to amplify/complement each other's work)
January 16th: Informal Conversation (From the East Coast of Baltimore to the East Coast of Dar Es Salaam: Baltimore Green Justice Workers Cooperative (BGJWC))
January 2nd: NO CALL (Holiday Observance)
December 26th: NO CALL (Holiday Observance)
December 12th: Informal Gathering with AGU Participants
November 21st: NO CALL (Thanksgiving Holiday)
November 7th: Opportunities elective courses provide high schools for the implementation of interdisciplinary climate change education with Tim Muhich
October 17th: Informal Conversation (AGU Conference and Accelerating Climate Capacity, Engagement, and Leadership Summit (ACCELS) Convened by CLEAN)
October 3rd: Informal Conversation (Exploring collaborations for short, virtual, professional development workshops and brainstorming new strategies for engaging teachers amidst burnout)
August 29th: Informal Conversation (Justice40/The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTAC) Program)
August 22nd: Informal Conversation (Best practices for hosting and planning climate-related conferences and events)
August 8th: Informal Conversation (Intersection of environmental education, climate justice and access to green spaces)
August 1st: Informal Conversation (Best practices in creating and leading teacher professional development)
July 4th: NO CALL (4th of July Holiday)
June 27th: The People's Pavilion at COP, with Joe Robertson and Isatis Cintron-Rodriguez of Citizens' Climate International
May 16th: Strengthening Climate Change Education in the United States with Liza Rodler and Rachel Renbarger, FHI 360
May 2nd: (Continued) Creating a Climate Workforce for Implementing Climate Solutions with Wells Brown, Director of Youth Programs for Rising Sun Opportunities
April 25th: Informal Conversation (Topic: Citizen Science and Opportunities for Involving Students and Teachers in Data Collection)
April 18th: Informal Conversation (Topic: Climate Change & Mental Health with Alicia Christensen and Patrick Chandler of CLEAN)
March 28th: Informal Conversation (Topic: Call for Public Comment on the 2023 Climate Literacy Essential Principles Update)
March 21st: Under Construction! EE Guidelines for Empowering Climate Change Action, with Anne Umali and Bora Simmons (NAAEE)
February 21st: Climate Action in South Florida, with Rachel Wellman (Pine Jog Environmental Education Center at Florida Atlantic University)
January 24th: Informal Conversation (Topic: Creating a climate workforce for implementing climate solutions)
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2009 and 2008 Teleconferences
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