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.
Designed 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:
- 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
- Formative and summative assessments that examine human population dynamics and environmental change
- Multimedia resources to extend learning in the classroom, and promote data literacy, mapping, and tech integration
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.