College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Putting the green in next generation science standards
August 13, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:
Name of event: Putting the green in next generation science standards
Date: August 13,2013
Timeit begins and time it ends: 8:30 am-3:30pm
Venue: GVSU PAD107, Allendale
Description: A series of green chemistry events aimed at K-12 science teachers hosted by the GVSU Chemistry Department, the Regional Math and Science Center, and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse. The series will focus on supporting K-12 teachers in developing lesson plans and activities that integrate green chemistry and sustainability into teaching and learning in their classrooms. Included will be discussions on how Green Chemistry concepts relate to the NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards (pending adoption). The primary objectives of these sessions will be to:
- increase awareness in K-12 education about green and sustainable chemistry
- form communities of teachers who are interested in green chemistry
- encourage collaboration to develop green chemistry curriculum.
For more background information about the program, checkout the first in a series of webinars, entitled The Missing Link: Green Chemistry for the NGSS, that was aired on May 8th 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkvEV-h6MI0&feature=youtu.be
The workshop is offered to K-12 teachers at no charge. Registration fees and substitute reimbursement at the rate of $50 per day will be provided (rate of reimbursement will depend on number of participants) for the conferences listed above for teachers who commit to work on lesson development throughout the entire program. BONUS: Scholarships available for up to three teachers for the on-line green chemistry course provided by Beyond Benign this summer, June 28 – August 23 (value $350) who register before June 15, 2013 and are willing to become team-leaders of the project
Contact person: Dalila Kovacs, Andrew Lantz,