Hi all -
While I know there is a LOT going on out there for PD this summer.... the
e-mail below describes some very good programs with strong incentives built
in for Vt teachers. In addition, the first session described below has a
close link to the new VITAL Results standard on Sustainability.
From: Erica Zimmerman [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 8:06 AM
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Subject: technology list
I hope you're having a good year and enjoying the Spring.
We're getting ready for our summer programs, and would like to boost
enrollment (hopefully) through some email-mailings. One group we'd
especially like to reach is technology coordinators or instructors because
we're helping get the word out about the Center for a Sustainable Future's
(Keith Wheeler and Jack Byrne) Northeast regional institute which will be at
UVM July 8-13. It will provide an introduction to sustainability through a
variety of perspectives and training on the software and technology-enhanced
curriculum their project has developed. Currently they have enrollment from
other states but not Vermont. They're going to be lowering the commuter
cost and we'd like to get the word out. Also, Vermonters who take that
course can earn stipends through sharing their work through our project.
They can also enroll in our programs as well for a reduced cost.
While I'm at it, I'll tell you that our Burlington based program is
developing really well. We're focusing on hooking teachers up with existing
community-based projects that relate to sustainability and that can offer
teachers ongoing support. The week includes hands-on immersions into each
of 3 or 4 projects, followed by guided curriculum development (Understanding
by Design), assessment planning (Mark Skelding of Foodworks) and lots of
planning time with the community project people. We have a great line-up
of projects now, so we're ready to do a second wave of targeted publicity
for that one as well. That week is July 16-20. (I know that it conflicts
unfortunately with the science teachers institute at St J.)
So, is there an email list of teachers and/or coordinators that you could
share? Do you have any other ideas for contacting folks?
Thanks very much,