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NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOW IN PERSON ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TWIN CITIES CAMPUS

We are a climate illiterate civilization that has sleepwalked into climate breakdown, biodiversity crash, and unprecedented social inequalities that exacerbate planetary ecocide. To turn this around, we need to transform our wealth-based, extractive civilization into a sustainable and equitable ecological civilization. This transition requires that we build universal climate literacy. It makes our classrooms ground zero for this effort. 

 

In this intensive four-day summer school, literacy educators Marek Oziewicz and Nick Kleese will guide you to engage with pedagogical practices of envisioning, embodying, and enacting climate literacy education in your classroom. You will learn why traditional climate change education (CCE), focused on scientific and environmental facts, is inadequate to address the social, racial, and political dimensions of climate change. You will explore climate literacy as a broader competence that includes climate science but focuses primarily on developing attitudes and values aligned with how we should live to respect our planetary home. You will learn why stories for young people—in books, films, games, and other narrative media—are the best technology for the social transformation that ensures everyone’s future: a technology that makes climate literacy accessible to every student everywhere.

 

 

 

Outline

This summer institute will be offered in person from 9 am CST- 1pm CST on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, followed by a lunch break and independent work in afternoon on 6/14 (T), 6/16 (Th), 6/20 (M), 6/22 (W).
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Section Title
Schools for the Planet: Toward Universal Climate Literacy with Children’s Literature and Media
Type
Workshop
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 14, 2022
Campus
Twin Cities (US Central Time)
Type
Workshop
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 16, 2022
Campus
Twin Cities (US Central Time)
Type
Workshop
Days
M
Time
8:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 20, 2022
Campus
Twin Cities (US Central Time)
Type
Workshop
Days
W
Time
8:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 22, 2022
Campus
Twin Cities (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Course Fee(s)
FLAT FEE non-credit $0.00
Section Details
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