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Whole School Sustainability 101: Leading Green Schools for Vibrant Purposeful Learning

Cynthia L. Uline 

Lisa A. W. Kensler

San Diego State Univ, Auburn Univ

Domains: Learning, Context 

Course Level: Intermediate

Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW

Room: A706

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 10:15 am


Are you curious about this new paradigm shift in education - whole school sustainability (WSS) practiced in green schools? In green schools across the world, school leaders utilize WSS as a practical pathway to redesigning their organizations, integrating democratic and ecological principles throughout all elements of school life including the design, management, and leadership of facilities, curriculum, and community partnerships. This session will provide practical tools and research-based evidence demonstrating that WSS is good for your budget, building occupants' health and well-being, our planet, and most of all, student learning.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will know the core concepts associated with WSS and green schools.
  2. Participants will discern the environmental, fiscal, health, well-being , and educational benefits of WSS.
  3. Participants will be able to access and use assessment tools for identifying current practices consistent with whole school sustainability.
  4. Participants will be able to assist school leaders in developing an action plan for cultivating WSS in their school and/or district.