Climate Justice Education Project
The CTUF Quest Center and the CTU Climate Justice Committee have developed the Climate Justice Education Project (CJEP). The overarching goal is to provide educators with educational materials, climate justice-related pedagogy, curriculum, and ongoing support to bring coherent, accessible, culturally responsive, and student-centered climate justice education to public schools across Chicago to empower young people and their school communities to advocate and win green policy transformations that truly address the imperatives of the climate crisis.
- Provide targeted funding for classroom supplies to teach climate justice in 20 Chicago Public Schools.
- Support educators with professional development where they learn to design and implement climate justice education into their curriculum and instruction.
- Share the climate justice lessons and student impact through storytelling, investigations, and public advocacy of school and community-based climate solutions.
Educators who join the CJEP 2023 Cohort will participate in innovative professional development sessions on environmental justice that culminates with impactful student action for Earth Day 2023.
The Climate Justice Education Project offers educators a unique professional learning experience to earn 30 ISBE PD Hours, 2 CPS Lane Placement Credits, funding for classroom supplies, and a lesson design stipend.
During the informational meeting, we will review the goals for the Climate Justice Education Project and learn about the professional development scope and sequence that will guide you in developing a climate justice lesson that will be implemented in April 2023. Most of all, your contribution makes an impactful mark on climate justice education in Chicago.
Please contact Michael P. Moriarty, NBCT, Career Pathways Coordinator, for any inquiries about the Climate Justice Education Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oppenheimer Family Foundation graciously funds the Climate Justice Education Project.