I browsed my way to this course being offered by Cornell University the other day, and contacted the administrators. They have agreed to extend the registration deadline until October 28 so that I could get the word out to. It looks like a great opportunity, so if you can, take advantage.
E-STEM Education is designed for teachers and nonformal educators who want to help youth become scientifically literate, environmental citizens. Teachers will learn how to integrate environmental education into STEM classes such as biology and earth science, and non-formal educators will learn how to make science part of nature and environmental education programs. You will also learn about inquiry-based and project-based learning, and other active learning strategies, and apply what you learn to develop your own E-STEM lesson plans.
In this course, you will:
Understand the connection between environmental education and science education.
Learn about different outcomes of E-STEM education.
Explore different learning approaches including problem-based, inquiry-based, project-based, and place-based learning.
Develop an E-STEM lesson plan for your classes, programs, families or communities.
Participate actively in a global online community of E-STEM educators.
Participants who complete the course are awarded a Cornell University certificate (PDF).
Cost is $60 or any amount you can afford.
The link to the course is here.
Questions: Email us at CivicEcology@cornell.edu, Use “E-STEM” in the subject line.