The 10th annual Green Schools Conference and Expo (GSCE) is right around the corner! This year's event will take place March 2–4 in Portland, Oregon. GSCE is the premier education and engagement opportunity for teachers, parents, students, school and district staff, education leaders, building industry professionals, nonprofit partners and others who are passionate about the future of green schools throughout the country and around the world.
This year, we’ve created programming that will place an emphasis on lifting up students and teachers alike to be sustainability advocates for their schools and communities. Attendees can earn continuing education credits by attending sessions in the following tracks:
- Healthy School Environments
- Driving Cultural and Behavioral Change
- Kickstarting Sustainability Programs in Schools
- Designing Schools for the Future
- Engaging and Empowering Students
If you’re still deciding what education sessions you’d like to attend, consider these top five, showcasing examples of sustainability leadership in schools and the empowerment of student voices:
- School Leaders at the Forefront; All-Star Panel Shares Secret Sauce: This session features three green school leaders sharing lessons learned and tips from their journeys in integrating sustainability initiatives at their schools/districts.
- Engaging Students in Teacher PD to Transform Their Schools!: This session will discuss how students and teachers can transform their curriculum and sustainability initiatives to create a more sustainable school culture.
- Making Lemonade: The Transformation of T.A. Brown Elementary: Hear directly from a school in the Austin Independent School District about how it transformed student learning and school culture in the wake of vacating an old building and moving into a new, LEED-certified school.
- Empowering Youth Voices Through Eco-Schools USA: This session explores real examples of how a Portland-area school encouraged its students to take control of their sustainability journey, allowing them to advocate for the environmental issues they were most passionate about in their community.
- STEM Seminars: A Model for Engaging Teachers in Climate Science: This hands-on, interactive session instructs teachers on how to best teach climate science and prepares them to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into their classrooms.
There is still time to sign up, so register today!