CLEAN Teleconference Call March 22, 2022

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The Climascope Project

Abstract: According to a 2019 NPR poll, asked why they don't teach climate change, 65% of teachers say it's not related to the subject they teach, 20% say it's because students are too young, 17% say they don't know enough about it and another 17% say they don't have the materials to teach the subject. When educators have access to student-facing digital resources curated by grade-level and interest, it makes it easier and far more likely that teachers – especially those with less experience and comfort with climate knowledge – will infuse not only climate literacy, but sustainability and environmental justice into existing curriculum. This holds true for ELA, math, and social studies or history teachers. With professional development, they can create project and community based learning that centers the building of climate knowledge, meaning and action. This session will include a quick demonstration of The Climascope Project's resources and some examples of how they have been used in classrooms. Two students from the The Climascope Project Student Advisory Board will talk about the process of curating resources and one teacher will speak about how he used The Climascope Project website in his classroom. The goal is to seek feedback and suggestions from the CLEAN community, especially around how to democratically scale the work in a way that feels manageable for teachers and students while maintaining a high degree of quality.

Bios:

Cheney Munson is the founder of The Climascope Project. He is a Senior Staff Developer and Sustainability Education Specialist at The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College at Columbia University. After teaching middle school English for 8 years, he became a staff developer and for the last ten years has focused on professional development in literacy and is dedicated to interdisciplinary work, inquiry based learning, and climate literacy. A PhD candidate in Sustainability Education at Prescott College, he is also a consultant for Ted-Ed and helps the organization with their lessons and materials related to climate change.

Ahmed Aly is a teacher advisor for The Climascope Project. He is a middle-school teacher of science, health, and technology at the Hellenic Classical Charter School in Brooklyn, NY and a PhD candidate in Science, Philosophy, and Society studies at CUNY The Graduate Center. After studying medicine, Aly reoriented his academic and research interests to to the study of science ethics, including environmental science and psychology, with a focus on interactive technology and pedagogy. He is a research assistant to Drs. Michael Menser (Urban Sustainability) and Samir Chopra (Philosophy) and a consultant for the Habiba Community Farms in Sinai, Egypt. He enjoys painting and soccer.

Elizabeth Kvetny is a freshman at Westview High School in Beaverton, OR and immigrated to the states in 2014 from Israel. She has been passionate about climate change since her 6th grade science class and founded a green club called Earth Advocates at her middle school. Since then she has been on the student advisory board of The Climascope Project, helping to curate resources and give feedback from a students' perspective. She led a session at The Reading and Writing Project's 2021 Climate Education Symposium at Teacher's College at Columbia University.

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