The Columbia Environmental Education at a Distance (CEED) program offers an innovative set of online courses to qualified middle school teachers who are in need of state-mandated continuing education and/or looking for quality professional development.

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Professional Development by Teachers, for Teachers

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across disciplines, and aligns with the
Common Core standards.

Overview

This set of online courses provides teachers and educators with opportunities to deeply understand and practice student-centered, inquiry-based techniques, while learning to develop and implement project-based units focused around topics in local ecology, and integrated across subjects.

  • Participants will have access to examples of successful units--including specific activities, resources and worksheets--that you may modify or use as models as you create your own unit for use in your classroom.
  • Through readings, online content presentation, mutual peer feedback, hands-on activities and guided planning sessions, you will learn about the benefits and challenges of the IEC approach and gain practice to ensure its success.
  • You will be coached by experienced teachers in specific techniques and methods; and you will learn to recognize and develop activities and materials that build higher cognitive skills, increase student motivation and participation, and increase intellectual curiosity and independence.
  • Practical guidance will be provided via online examples and models; with expert facilitators leading weekly “real time” planning sessions, to support you as you create the fully implementable unit that will serve as your final assessment for the course.
  • Aligns with the LS1 and Crosscutting themes of the NRC Next Generation Science Standards

See the registration page for Course Description

Click here to see how CEED integrates learning
across disciplines, and aligns with the
Common Core standards.

Personal

Based on your personal teaching style and individual classroom requirements, the CEED course provides resources, materials and examples for you to use. You can tailor a unit to your own curriculum, Professional Development needs and student needs. And the course itself can be completed according to your personal time schedule.

See the registration page for Course Description

Click here to see how CEED integrates learning
across disciplines, and aligns with the
Common Core standards.

Proven

Selected for IACET-approval, CEED learning has been field-tested over a period of five years by Columbia and ELA faculty. The program is specifically designed to increase engagement of 5th to 8th grade students - a proven indicator of future academic success.

"...My students and my teachers who have worked with you experience a connection between their teaching and learning in the classroom and the world around them. And these teachers' colleagues have come peering into their rooms, drawn by the energy of genuine student engagement in learning. 'When do I get to work with CEES?' is an increasingly common question!"

- Jill B.

Secondary School for Research, Brooklyn, NY

Pricing and Satisfaction Guarantee

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Description: Sustainable Communities

Scientists know that the human species plays an influential role in most ecosystems, interacting with and depending on other species both directly and indirectly. Do your students understand the role they play in their own natural and human community? The focus for this course is on hands-on and/or field projects that educate students about the concept of environmental sustainability and how it applies in urban, suburban and other human-impacted landscapes.

Dates:
July 8–August 26

Fee: $695

Click here to see how CEED integrates learning
across disciplines, and aligns with the
Common Core standards.

Satisfaction Guarantee:

If not satisfied with the course content or its delivery, notify us prior to the issuance of your Certificate of Completion and your registration fee will be fully refunded.

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