Teaching Sustainability in Classrooms

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Whether its teaching about energy efficiency, climate change or social equity – educators play a crucial role in molding children to be part of an ever-changing world. Empowered educators have proven to not only lead by example but also lay the groundwork for the generational shift we need today.

GBRI, an online education platform in association with the state of Rhode Island Energy Efficiency Resource Management Council (EERMC) is delivering FREE training on energy production, and climate change, for K-12 teachers in RI. This training is FREE for all teachers in Rhode Island. Teachers can earn 4 hours of continuing education by attending the training in-person in RI, online live or watch it on-demand on their own schedule.

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Description:

As recommended by EERMC, we have utilized the NEED energy guides to develop the energy training section of our sustainability curriculum for teachers.  The National Energy Education Development Project designs and delivers energy education programs and these guides are available for teachers for free on the NEED website.

GBRI’s Energy Training for teachers consists of five major sections:

Section 1

What is Energy?

Section 2

Why Do We Need Energy?

Section 3

Who Is Affected & What Are the Current Compilations of Energy Production and Use.

Section 4

Where Can the Impacts of Current Energy Production Methods Be Seen

Section 5

How Can We Improve Energy Production and Usage.

Who should join?

If you are an educator and have a passion for sustainability, we need you! GBRI has partnered with the RI EERMC to provide FREE energy efficiency training for K-12 teachers in Rhode Island.

Upcoming Rhode Island Energy Training:

Download event flyer here.
Pre-register for all on-demand material here – earn up to 16 continuing education units.

June 2022
In-Person Energy Training for K-12 Teachers in Rhode Island
This session is intended for K-12 teachers in Rhode Island. Earn 4 continuing education units! Date & Time - TBD
June 2022
July 2022
In-Person Energy Training for K-12 Teachers in Rhode Island
This session is intended for K-12 teachers in Rhode Island. Earn 4 continuing education units! Date & Time - TBD
July 2022
September 2022
In-Person Energy Training for K-12 Teachers in Rhode Island
This session is intended for K-12 teachers in Rhode Island. Earn 4 continuing education units! Date & Time - TBD
September 2022
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Who are GBRI Certified Instructors?

GBRI certified instructors are teachers and industry professionals who believe that a truly sustainable future must also be an equitable one where every human is treated equally and fairly, regardless of race, gender or background.

The overall objective of this program is to empower and support educators to integrate sustainability education in all forms into their current curriculum for all areas of education.

Who should join?

If you are an educator and have a passion for sustainability, we need you! Help empower students across the globe on sustainability, mindfulness, social equity, green buildings, and more!

Ideal for primary, middle, and high school teachers, college teachers, and faculty who are passionate about sustainability.

What is included with this program?

This program provides courses, articles, and resources, news and events, and stories of change for educators. Teachers will have access to our customizable sustainability school curriculum for K-12 students. Make sustainability education accessible to students worldwide!

Do I have to attend all in-person and online sessions?

No, you do not need to attend all online and in-person sessions. The material will also be available on-demand allowing you to view the sessions whenever is best for you. 

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