Sustainability

Celebrating Earth Day

The recognition on Earth Day can inspire everyone to take action throughout the year and find ways to promote sustainability.

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Learning Design

How To Bring a Cross-Curricular Approach to Your Instruction

[…] a conclusion. Lesson: Magnetic Migration This lesson that incorporates English Language Arts, Life Science and STEM, guides students to work together to investigate the claim that animals use Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. How does this connect to… Students? No matter our age, we have a responsibility to take care of our planet. Climate change […]

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New Pathways

Deeper Learning Requires Deeper Relationships?

[…] interdependence, just like the small, additive conversations that we may have with our neighbors over the back fence. Morning time looks a little different at Down to Earth Forest School in West Linn, Oregon. The nature-immersed independent school doesn’t have a building. Instead, students and educators meet each day at the city park and […]

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Learner-Centered

A New Spin on Education: Cognitive Capacity for an Uncertain Future

[…] science may have been a bit weird. But in today’s world, there is nothing weird about neuroscience. We used to think the world was flat. And the earth was the center of the universe. And IQ was fixed. But when the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria sailed across the world, no one […]

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Sustainability

Excerpt: Learning in the Age of Climate Disaster

[…] of love and joy, life and fortitude every minute of every day. For my parents, who taught me to recognize my ancestors, who led me to love Earth and to let her love me back. Who showed me how to nourish neighborly relationships with all living beings. Preface “Is it too soon to worry? […]

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Difference Making

Readiness Institute at Penn State’s Hope Moonshot Is Inspiring the Global Community

[…] the importance of working together—not in silos—for community and future readiness. If our hopes can make it to the moon, then our hopes can become true on Earth. Students, educators, and members of the global community are invited to submit messages of hope that will be included aboard a mission to the moon in […]

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Place Based Education

TOPOnexus: Bringing Back Wonder and Whoa!

By Molly Ames Baker As we come together for Earth Day 2021 and rally around this year’s theme, Restore Our Earth™, we see big work ahead of us. Global restoration requires rolling up our sleeves. We need to dial down our innovative thinking, strategize across systems, and collaborate more creatively than ever before. We need […]

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Future of Learning

Humanity: The Antidote

[…] to the question, “What might happen if we slow down?” National Geographic fellow and explorer, Paul Salopek exemplifies this. Recently he wrote, “I am walking across the Earth. Over the course of perhaps a dozen years and roughly 24,000 miles, I’m trekking continuously along the pathways of the ancestors from Africa to South America. […]

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