Science and social studies teachers now have second chance to take online 8-week Population Connection course

High demand for the Fall section of Making the Population Connection: Exploring the Human-Environmental Nexus in Today’s Middle and High School Classroom prompted Population Education to again offer its eight-week, online asynchronous professional development course this Spring in partnership with the UMKC School of Education.


world with footprintsDesigned for science and social studies educators of grades 6-12, the course is perfect for teachers of Environmental Science, World Geography, Human Geography, Biology/Life Science, World History, or the AP counterparts. Presented topics focus on global development, human quality of life, natural resources, and environmental sustainability.


Participants will discover student-centered learning strategies that use contemporary issues and real-world data to explore the impacts of human population, and acquire dozens of classroom-ready, standards-aligned activities and resources to immediately apply in the classroom.


By the end of this course, participants will have:

  1. A comprehensive suite of lessons and activities that meet individual state learning standards, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core Standards (CSS), and the C4 Framework for Social Studies
  2. Formative and summative assessments that examine human population dynamics and environmental change
  3. Multimedia resources to extend learning in the classroom, and promote data literacy, mapping, and tech integration
  4. One graduate credit or 45 professional development clock hours, a digital badge, and certificate of completion


Dates: March 13-May 12, 2017

Cost: $80.00 flat program fee


Additional cost: plus $80.00 to earn 4.5 CEUs (45 clock hours) or $155.00 for online graduate credit through UMKC School of Education division of Continuing and Professional Education.  Questions may be directed to


Register today.