Dr. Jimmy Karlan, core faculty for Antioch University New England (AUNE) in the Department of Environmental Studies, was a keynote speaker and presenter at the 2015 Institute of Teaching the Hudson Valley this past summer. Entitled Teaching for Engagement, the Institute took place July 28-30, 2015 at the Henry A. Wallace Education & Visitors Center and Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York.
Though a wide-ranging topic, Teaching for Engagement focused on a fairly straightforward concept: How communities, the region, and the world fare over the next 100 years depends on our children and students. They need knowledge and tools to engage with big questions about culture, environment, and history. The program was designed to help hone the skills needed to teach for such engagement.
Karlan’s keynote, “Science Education Must Have a Plot” and workshop, “Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally” focused on plot-based science curriculum. Teaching the Hudson Valley recently highlighted some of Karlan’s teachings from the event in a blog post.
As director of Science Teacher Certification at AUNE, Karlan leads the only such program in the country that is completely embedded within a department of environmental studies. To access free Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally curriculum visit: http://www.antiochne.edu/wildtreasures.