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Teach Climate Education with Open MIT Resources
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March 23, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Teach Climate Education with Open MIT Resources


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Teach Climate Education with Open MIT Resources


March 23, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT






About This Webinar

Infuse climate science and climate learning into any subject area with free open resources from MIT. Come to this 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session to learn about classroom-ready and adaptable materials from MIT Climate from the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, MIT OpenCourseWare, and MITx.


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Climate Education Specialist, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Sylvia Scharf is a Climate Education Specialist. She focuses on teacher use of ESI’s public-facing materials, especially the podcast TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) and the MIT Climate Portal.

Before joining the ESI team, Sylvia was at New England Aquarium, where she honed her climate change communication skills with teachers, teens, staff, and the general public. Her favorite projects focused on climate resilience, the history of Boston Harbor, and the use of maps and graphics in public communication. She holds a Masters in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England and a Bachelors in Biology from Smith College.

A born-and-bred New Englander with Southwest roots, Sylvia can often be found in the woods or exploring the coast with her wife and child.

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Director, MIT OpenCourseWare

Curt Newton is Director of MIT OpenCourseWare, a free and open collection of materials from thousands of MIT courses used by millions of learners and educators around the world. His personal mission is to put open education in service of equitable climate action. At MIT, he currently serves on the institute's climate education working group, and previously helped build the ClimateX online resource which became the MIT Climate portal. As a citizen, Curt facilitates community games and workshops with the Climate Interactive En-ROADS simulator, is a volunteer leader in the Boston Green New Deal Coalition and 350 Mass, and lives in a net-zero energy retrofit home.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.



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March 23, 2023
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