We are concurrently experiencing two global crises - the climate crisis and COVID-19. What are connections between the two? Why are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities disproportionately affected by both? This asynchronous Canvas course explores these questions and more. The course includes recordings from two guest speakers. Dr. Isabel Carrera Zamanillo from Stanford University presents on climate justice connections. Dr. Carrie Tzou, Professor and Director of the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal at UW Bothell, shares strategies and instructional resources for teaching about COVID-19.
The Climate Justice League is a small cohort of teachers that work together to learn about the intersections of climate change and social justice concerns. This professional learning community was designed and facilitated in partnership with Stacy Meyer and Educational Service District 112. Through a series of virtual learning sessions and asynchronous work, members of the Climate Justice League explore various aspects of these topics. Additionally, teachers learn from area experts who share their insights at synchronous sessions. Based on these collaborative experiences, teachers practice facilitating some form of justice-centered learning with their students. At the final session, Climate Justice League teachers bring student work samples and/or artifacts from their lessons to share with the group and reflect on their personal learning as well as students’ learning.
In this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers, EarthGen explores two global crises taking place concurrently - the climate crisis and COVID-19. What are the connections between the two? Why are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities disproportionately affected by both? Educators receive foundational information around climate justice, analyze the variables associated with vulnerability, exposure, and risk, and explore educational resources to bring this content into their classrooms.Contact EarthGen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The book "All We Can Save" is an anthology of writings by women at the forefront of the
climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead
humanity forward. This Creative Commons licensed collection of educator resources includes a discussion question bank, various assignments, summaries of each essay in the book, and other resources.
Climate Justice is an explicit acknowledgment that the climate crisis has far-reaching effects that impact people differently based on social and economic factors such as education, income, employment status, environment, and more.
The University Libraries and the Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) believe that sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.
Consider how you as an academic researcher would balance sharing knowledge and tackling the climate crisis against the current academic landscape.