Teaching for a reimagined world.
Become a sustainability change agent
As a teacher, you are ideally positioned as a role model for future generations. K-12 education is a critical environment for making transformative change toward sustainability.
In order to equip teachers like you with the knowledge and tools you need to inspire and educate your students about sustainability issues, the Sustainability Teachers’ Academies provides a curriculum that was collaboratively designed by sustainability researchers and education experts with decades of experience in the classroom as well as in the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainability education programs. As a participant in the Academy, you will have access to on-line resources and recieve Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through ASU Online.
National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy
The goal of the National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy is to equip K-12 teachers with the knowledge, skills and tools to become agents of change. By infusing sustainability concepts and practices into schools, teachers can have a profound impact on motivating future leaders to create and innovate solutions to the economic, social and environmental challenges of our world.
Teachers who participate in the Academy will receive continual support and access to a growing database of online resources as well as on-going regional workshops and teacher conferences. Participants will also have the opportunity to serve as Teachers’ Academy Ambassadors, who will pilot new sustainability curriculum, train fellow teachers and share best practices to integrate sustainability throughout their classroom, school and community.
Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy
The Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy is a professional development workshop designed to help local teachers from all subjects that teach grades 5-9 to integrate sustainability curriculum, develop campus projects and encourage community engagement.
Through two-day workshops set in communities across the nation, the Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy will enhance the rich local knowledge of sustainability leaders and build upon the great work that has already been done in the region. Each workshop will be a collaboration between Arizona State University and teachers or sustainability leaders from the home community.
Teachers’ Academy participants will not only gain the knowledge, skills and tools to implement sustainability projects in their school but also connect with other area teachers who lead the charge in integrating sustainability throughout their school district, community stakeholders who want to support K-12 sustainability projects and district “Green Teams” that will enable you to connect curricula to operations.
2016 – 2017 Workshops
- Upcoming Workshops
- Tucson, AZ – January 26-27, 2017 – Apply now
- Whidbey Island, WA – March 24-25, 2017
- Chicago, IL – TBA
- Past Workshops
- Broward County, FL
- Phoenix, AZ
- San Francisco, CA
- Princeton, NJ
Use this interactive map to discover how teachers across the nation are promoting sustainability in their schools and communities. Each teacher is an alum of the National Sustainability Teachers’ Academy.
For National Academy inquiries, contact:
- Robert McGehee
- Program Manager, National Sustainability Teachers' Academy, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
For Regional Academy inquiries, contact:
- Molly Cashion
- Program Manager, Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers' Academy, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives