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  • Education for Sustainable Development Democracy and Sustainability Academy in Alameda Sylvia Gibson AUSD Teacher GreenMBA Candidate, Dominican University
  • Sustainability
    • "Sustainable development is
    • development that meets the
    • needs of the present without compromising the ability
    • of future generations to meet their own needs.”
    • ~ The Brundtland Commission, convened by the United Nations, 1983
  • 21 st Century Challenges
    • Climate Change Poverty
    • Energy Water
    • War Transportation
    • Agriculture Urbanization
    • Population Growth Resource Depletion Habitat Loss
    • Economic Justice Security Pollution Survival
  • Democracy and Sustainability Academy
    • Learning Goals:
    • Participatory Democracy
    • Community Engagement
    • Trans-Disciplinary Studies
    • Systems Thinking
    • Global Perspectives
    • Sustainability Education
    • Core Academics
  • Participatory Democracy
    • Students will engage in school-wide democratic activities and develop a life long commitment to civic engagement.
    • Judicial Committee~ Leadership~
    • Students make the rules Students guide
    • Interpret the rules the vision and
    • Enforce the rules mission of the school
    • Citizenship~
    • All students participate in
    • school-wide decision making
  • Community
    • Students will engage in a school
    • culture of community, collaborate
    • with the greater community, and
    • understand their connections to
    • the global community.
    • Internships Mentors
    • School Garden Business Partnership
    • Pot-lucks Community College
    • Projects Grants
    • Scholarships Cultural Events
    • School Leadership Problem Solving
    • Global Exchange Stakeholder Engagement
  • Trans-Disciplinary Studies
    • Students will
    • use trans-
    • disciplinary
    • approaches
    • to solve
    • problems
    • and learn
    • core
    • academic
    • skills.
    • Physics~Ecology~Communication~Technology~Math~Ethics~Economics
  • Systems Thinking
    • Students will understand the theory and practical
    • applications of systems thinking.
    • Systems thinking emphasizes the
    • qualities of relationships,
    • connectedness, and context—
    • in any system, whether an
    • ecosystem or a school system.
  • Global Perspectives
    • Students will understand the responsibilities of and acquire the skills needed to be global citizens.
    • Foreign Language Studies
    • Student Exchange
    • Diplomacy
    • International Sister Schools
    • International Field Trips
    • Global Policy
    • Global Trade
  • Sustainability
    • Students will study all subjects through the lens of sustainability.
    • Intergenerational Responsibility
    • Interconnectedness
    • Ecological Systems
    • Economic Systems
    • Social and Cultural Systems
    • Personal Action
    • Collective Action
  • Education for Sustainable Development~ The Movement
    • Center for Ecoliteracy
    • Local Green Schools Initiative
    • Edible Schoolyard
    • CA Sustainable Schools
    • Sustainable Oregon Schools
    • National Sustainable Schools Project, VT
    • WA state content standards
    • Facing the Future
    • Cloud Foundation
    • Global US Partnership for Education
    • for Sustainable Development
    • UN Decade of Education for
    • Sustainable Development
  • Democracy and Sustainability Academy
    • 6-12 District Magnet or Charter School
    • 180 Students
    • 6 Teachers
    • Shared Leadership Model
    • Flexible Student Schedule (independent work time; community partnerships; school wide meetings)
    • School site with a central community space
  • Next Steps
    • Board adoption of sustainability mission statement
    • Teacher survey around sustainability instruction and interest
    • A formal proposal outlining school mission, structure, and milestones
    • A place in the Master Plan
    • A leadership team to develop curriculum, initiate community partnerships, and seek start up grants