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San Diego Teaching for Sustainable Communities

  • SDCOE South County Regional Education Center 800 National City Blvd. National City, CA 91950 USA (map)

This year-long program for K-12 teachers begins with a summer institute, continues throughout the school year with a follow-up meeting December 1st, additional local support (field study, webinars, book club, coaching), and culminates with a student exhibition of learning and action projects.

Throughout this program, educators will interact with academic scholars, professionals, community organizers, and colleagues to learn to:

·      Build knowledge about sustainability and the environment

·      Develop students’ global competence

·      Integrate design thinking into instructional plans

·      Engage students in relevant learning and problem solving

·      Facilitate student-driven sustainable communities action projects

This program is designed for interdisciplinary studies and the teaching of environmental literacy and global competence across subject areas. Sustainable communities value and embrace social, economic, and ecological diversity. As such, we are looking for diverse representation among participants and the students they serve. We will tailor content and resources to the group’s needs while focusing on strategies for equity and engagement for all students.

Register now before spaces are filled. Teachers who complete the program will receive a $200 stipend. For more information, please contact ISTEP Leaders Kelly Leon ( or Emily Schell (