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SPARC Training: “Inspiring Equity and Place-based Sustainability Education”

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The PCC Project: “Inspiring Equity and Place-based Sustainability Education”

A Faculty Training Workshop sponsored by the SPARC Council

Portland Community College: Cascade, Cascade Hall 310

Friday, May 29th from 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

The SPARC Council invites you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability methods and practices by participating in our 3rd faculty training workshop on Friday, May 29, 2015. This workshop is based on AASHE’s (The Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Ponderosa/Piedmont Projects, a model that draws from a cross-disciplinary approach in curricular change. We invite faculty from all disciplines and perspectives to attend.

The workshop will explore how we can meaningfully integrate issues of equity and place-based sustainability into our classrooms. Guest speakers, including Greg Smith from Lewis & Clark College and Nichole Martin from Sustainability for All, will engage participants in facilitated small group discussions following a panel presentation. Also, learn how PCC’s Climate Action Plan drives SPARC’s initiatives to support sustainability curriculum development at PCC.

Participants will receive a full breakfast and workshop materials and a stipend is available for part-time faculty. SPARC will also provide follow up curriculum development support to any participant.

Application: If you are interested in attending, please submit your name, department, and a one paragraph description of how you’d like to incorporate sustainability in a current or new course (with course title) to:

Heidi Sickert, SPARC Chair (Sustainable Practices for Academics and Resources Council), heidi.sickert@pcc.edu

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


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