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Environmental Dashboard (ED) Teacher Workshop Model

Environmental Dashboard (ED)  technology is being installed in school districts in Ohio and nationally.  ED is designed to make flows of water and energy through buildings and whole communities and environmental conditions visible, engaging and teachable while also linking these to smart environmental decision-making.  A grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (Ohio EPA) is supporting a series of workshops designed to better integrate this technology into the K-12 curriculum.  Workshop goals are to enhance teaching of content associated with the core curriculum and state standards, and to develop students’ “systems thinking” skills within the context of existing lessons.  

These workshops are a collaboration between four participating school districts and Oberlin College with support from from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (Ohio EPA). Questions answered at dashboard@oberlin.edu.

The model for these workshops assumes that teachers and curricular managers in each district are in the best position to determine precisely how ED can best be integrated into existing curricula and to develop and help assess these exercises in the context of their own districts, schools and classrooms. This  “train the trainer” model is intended to develop a cadre of experienced and enthusiastic teachers with in-depth training in the use of ED.  These workshops includes teachers from Oberlin who already have experience developing and using ED curricular materials who can serve as mentors and experts.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunity 

[Click here to apply to participate]

Hello Dashboard Workshop Participants:

The Dashboard team has been working with Elizabeth Buckholtz, Julie Campbell and Bob Mendenhall to refine and explore opportunities that build on the recent Dashboard Workshop.  

Additional Dashboard Workshop opportunity – This PD does not come from your school Title Funds, therefore you do not need permission from your principal to attend.

When: Saturday January 27 from 9:30-12:30

Where: DeVilbiss Library

Who: Past participants and new interested teachers 4th-12th grades

Goals for the January workshop:

  • First, to support interested teachers in implementing dashboard in the curriculum (and to share experiences of early TPS adopters who already have!)
  • Second, to plan for within- and between-school resource reduction competitions.  

You will receive

  • Training on the Environmental Dashboard
  • Three contact hours
  • $50.00 Stipend (for attending the three hour Saturday session)

Receive an additional $100 stipend by completing the following requirements:

  • Teach at least one Environmental Dashboard exercise this school year that uses dashboard technology.
    1. You can use part or all of the resource signature assignment
    2. OR you can choose any other assignment available on the educator resource page of http://environmentaldashboard.org/edresources.
    3. OR you can make up a new assignment that uses dashboard but best fits your needs.  
  • Have students complete a short before-and-after survey to evaluate their experience with the dashboard technology as experienced in your exercise. (Parental consent necessary).
  • Write a short summary of your experience.
  • Participate in a short conference call at the end of the school year to share your experience with others.

If you’re interested please fill out the following form linked here.

You will be asked to:

  • Sign up to participate in the January workshop
  • Confirm if you wish to take advantage of the additional $100.00 stipend
  • Provide a bit of information on when and what you might teach with dashboard.

[Click here to apply to participate]