EEI News: Summer Edition

Dear educator,

Happy Summer! We hope you are enjoying your well-deserved break from the classroom and are staying cool in the summer heat.

 

EEI Program Updates

EP&Cs in the Health Education Framework

As of May 31, 2019 the updated Health Education Framework will include the California EP&Cs. Visit the California Department of Education website for more details.

EEI Units in Spanish

Several new EEI Curriculum units have been translated to Spanish and are free to download on our website.

Education Resources

Teaching the HSS Framework

The California History-Social Science Project is offering a series of framework conferences starting in the fall of 2019 through 2020. Conference participants will be able to choose from more than 20 different Framework-related topics, including environmental literacy. Please visit the CHSSP  website for more information.

CA NGSS Statewide Rollout – Environmental Literacy

These two-day professional learning workshops are geared towards grade K-12 academic coaches, administrators, curriculum leads, and teacher leaders. Participants will experience grade-appropriate learning sequences with an environmental literacy focus and examples of local environmental phenomena. Learn more and register here.

Skype A Scientist program

The Skype A Scientist program matches scientists from all over the world with K-12 classrooms. Teachers can choose the type of scientist that will fit their classroom and students will get the opportunity to have a conversation with real-life scientists.

 

Environmental Literacy News

How Should Climate Change Be Taught In Schools Across America?

June 20, 2019

By Andrew Urevig

Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

June 12, 2019

By Kimi Waite

National Geographic Education Blog

CSTA Releases New Position Statement: Environmental Literacy for All California Students

June 10, 2019

By Kurt Holland

Classroom Science (CSTA)

 

Classroom Stories

“The kids were very engaged in this lesson. They loved having their own workbook and we spent time enjoying the big book and vocabulary cards as well. Overall the photographs and activities were very appropriate for my class. I have a student from China in my class who does not speak English and this was by far the most engaged I have seen him this year!”

1.2.4._People and Places

—Andrea Loyko, 1st-grade educator, San Diego Unified School District

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