The Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academies brings together a high caliber group of passionate K‐12 teachers in order to develop sustainability projects in their local classrooms, schools, and communities. Although the program has a national reach, sustainability efforts are often most successful when they are connected to the local community. In order to support locally‐based sustainability efforts in schools around the country, teacher professional development workshops are held to bring together teachers with a common interest for peer learning, engagement with community stakeholders and immersion in sustainability concepts. Through these workshops, the teachers learn about global sustainability issues and their role as sustainability change agents in their own community. They work together and with community partners to plan projects that provide students with hands‐on opportunities to engage with sustainability activities.
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