Learn about PBL for Global Climate Justice and how to engage your students in authentic, action-oriented, and meaningful learning experiences. 

The time to take action on global climate change is now. This program equips educators with the knowledge and skills they need to design projects that engage students in this important environmental justice work.

What Sets Us Apart

  Learn from leading climate and education experts
  Create PBL experiences for your students
 Receive ongoing support from coaches and fellow educators

About the Program

The PBL for Global Climate Justice program brings together secondary school educators from across the country and around the world to design project-based learning curricula focused on the problems and questions of global climate change. This interdisciplinary program combines Penn GSE’s expertise in project-based learning with the expertise of leading scholars in climate change research from the broader Penn community.

Registration deadline

September 8, 2022

Program start

September

Program length

4 months

Certificate offered

Penn GSE Certificate of Participation

Format(s)

This program includes both live virtual sessions and asynchronous work to be completed at your own pace.

Cost

Thanks to a generous grant from the Penn Environmental Innovations Initiative, we are able to provide this program at no cost to participants for our 2022 cohort.

Ideal Candidates

Anyone interested in designing climate change projects for secondary school students. This may include:

  • Secondary school educators in all subject areas
  • Instructional leaders
  • NGO educators and leaders
  • Out of school educators
Programs for Working Professionals
Overview

This fully virtual professional development program includes 3 parts:

Part I: Explore
During part I, you will deepen your own understanding of global climate change issues and learn about how scholars and practitioners working in different disciplines authentically engage with such issues by exploring resources, materials, and videos on our online learning platform. 

Part II: Envision
In part II, you will learn about the principles of project-based learning and sketch out potential project ideas. To accommodate different schedules and learners from across the globe, we offer more than one option to attend.

Part III: Enact
During part III, you will implement your project with your students in your local context. You will also participate in multiple live virtual sessions with small teams of colleagues to connect, collaborate, reflect, and learn from each other's experiences. Your small team will be facilitated by an instructional coach to help you reflect and develop as a project-based learning educator.

To learn more about this program, including information about the curriculum and the dates and times of sessions, please contact us at ProfessionalLearning@gse.upenn.edu.

 

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Scholarships

Penn GSE partners with schools, universities, and communities to expand educational access –especially for those underserved by society. Through rigorous research and innovative programs, we develop new knowledge, and transformational teachers and leaders in pursuit of educational opportunity. To that end, this program has a set of scholarships reserved for educators in the School District of Philadelphia. If you’re interested in this opportunity, click here to access our scholarship application.

Our Faculty

We are excited to announce this year’s program collaborators:

Program Leadership

Dr. Zachary Herrmann
Academic Director
Executive Director, Center for Professional Learning
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Penn GSE