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Green Tools for Back to School

Wed, 10/7/2020 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

Join Pathways to access free tools that green your school!

This year, our school teachers, administrators, and facilities managers are facing the enormous challenge of keeping students safe and healthy, while providing quality education.  The Pathways to Green Schools Program provides resources and guidance to Delaware K-12 school working to make their schools more sustainable. 

We're pleased to be able to provide new resources this year, focused on creating successful learning environments. Green Building United and Energize Delaware are excited to partner with The Center for Green Schools to provide our teachers with free access to:

Learning Lab 

 A platform of hands-on curriculum and resources to help K-12 educators bring classroom projects to life.

Green Classroom Professional Certificate Course 

The self-paced, interactive online course is designed to help users make healthy choices in learning spaces. It provides facts about healthy school conditions, interactive visuals of what that looks like in practice, follow-up resources, practice quiz questions and action tips. The course breaks down the different aspects of building sustainability in 12 modules, several of which directly relate to reducing the risk of COVID-19.

 

Join us for our first discussion of the year where we'll hear from Jenny Wiedower, The Center from Green Schoolson how you can use these fantastic tools in your classroom. Jenny will provide an overview and demo of both tools and answer any questions. 

Following the presentation, we will open up the Zoom meeting for a discussion to hear from you on what you're challenged by, excited by, and what resources you are using this school year. 

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About Jenny:

Jenny leads USGBC’s efforts to support teaching and learning as a key component of any green school. Her work to convene stakeholders, deliver tools and advance public awareness around sustainability concepts in a schools’ educational program will help ensure that all students have the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future and pursue a green career. As Senior Manager, K-12 Education, she directs strategy, development and delivery of USGBC’s K-12 education offerings, including the Learning Lab online education platform and the Green Classroom Professional Certificate program; as well as development of mentorship and career connection opportunities to support green career pathways for students.

Jenny’s areas of expertise include environmental and sustainability education, classroom connections between sustainability learning and action, preparation for green careers, mentorship and training for teaching staff on green classroom practices.

Equipped with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rhodes College, and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston, Jenny has worked with nonprofits in Nashville and Charleston that advance triple-bottom-line communities, from the regional to neighborhood scale, including, most recently, as the Executive Director of the USGBC South Carolina chapter. She continues her own learning through service as a Virginia Master Naturalist and a literacy tutor at DC elementary schools.

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