www.ecorise.org
IMAGINE A 15 YEAR OLD SOLVING REAL-
WORLD SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES
OUR MISSION:
to inspire a new generation of leaders
to design a sustainable future for all
OUR FORMULA
ECO-LITERACY + DESIGN SKILLS = INNOVATION
OUR SERVICES TO SCHOOLS
• Engaging Curriculum
• Teacher Training
• Community Partnerships
• On-going Support & Online Plat...
OUR VALUE TO STUDENTS
• Real-world application of STEM
• Project-based learning
• Career exploration
• 21st century skills
1. We partner with CTE & Science teachers
offering training & ongoing support.
NUTS & BOLTS
Who Participates?
In 2013-2014:
• 20 MS/HS campuses
• 90% of teachers in CTE or Science Depts.
• Common subjects: MS Sci, ...
• Explore curriculum/design
process
• Design build labs
• Meet sustainability experts
across the city
• Differentiated ses...
1. We partner with CTE & Science teachers
offering training & ongoing support.
2. We connect our schools to Austin’s
susta...
Our green network offers:
• Field trips (urban farm visits, green
roofs, caving, etc.)
• Career exploration presentations
...
Experts judge @ Youth Showcases.
EcoRise offers:
 Field-specific experts
 Support with logistics
 Online showcase compe...
1. We partner with CTE & Science teachers
offering training & ongoing support.
2. We connect our schools to Austin’s
susta...
OUR CURRICULUM
1. ECO-ARCHIVES: teaches baseline
sustainability knowledge & introduces design
OUR CURRICULUM
1. ECO-ARCHIVES: teaches baseline
sustainability knowledge & introduces design
2. DESIGN STUDIO: creative p...
TEACHER CHOOSES THE “DESIGN
CHALLENGE” + CONTRAINTS
• Environmental Theme
• Timeframe for Implementation
• Budget
• Upcycl...
WHAT DOES THIS
LOOK LIKE?
Permaculture &
Organic Gardens
Interior Design &
No-VOC Murals
Outdoor
Classrooms
CAMPUS PROJECTS
Aquaponics
Farm
Home Energy
Conservation
Freestanding
Rain Catchment
GREEN PRODUCT INNOVATIONS
Reclaimed Pallet
Swing
Upcycled Jewelry
& Adornment
Trash-to-Treasure
Wallets
UPCYCLED PRODUCTS
OUR CURRICULUM
1. ECO-ARCHIVES: teaches baseline
sustainability knowledge & introduces design
2. DESIGN STUDIO: creative p...
CAMPUS ECO-AUDIT
WHAT WE MEASURE
• Eco-Literacy
• Behavior Change
• Confidence & Leadership
• Exposure to New Careers
• 21st Century Skills
21 Schools → 44 teachers → 3000 students
IMPACT TO DATE
77% interest in “green” careers
76% rise in leadership + innovatio...
PLANS FOR 2014
• 60 schools in Austin + 3 regions
• Build green school regional networks
• Launch online platform
• Expand...
 Are we on your campus? Complete a New
Teacher Application.
 Not on your campus? Complete a New
Teacher Application & Ca...
2014-15 TIMELINE
APRIL-MAY Schools submit materials & identify campus teachers
MAY 31st Teachers RSVP for one-day training...
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners
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EcoRise is recruiting schools for the 2014-2015 school year! For more information, contact Jonathan Stott, Program Director (jon@ecorise.org).

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EcoRise Youth Innovations: Information for School Partners

  1. 1. www.ecorise.org
  2. 2. IMAGINE A 15 YEAR OLD SOLVING REAL- WORLD SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES
  3. 3. OUR MISSION: to inspire a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all
  4. 4. OUR FORMULA ECO-LITERACY + DESIGN SKILLS = INNOVATION
  5. 5. OUR SERVICES TO SCHOOLS • Engaging Curriculum • Teacher Training • Community Partnerships • On-going Support & Online Platform
  6. 6. OUR VALUE TO STUDENTS • Real-world application of STEM • Project-based learning • Career exploration • 21st century skills
  7. 7. 1. We partner with CTE & Science teachers offering training & ongoing support. NUTS & BOLTS
  8. 8. Who Participates? In 2013-2014: • 20 MS/HS campuses • 90% of teachers in CTE or Science Depts. • Common subjects: MS Sci, AP Envn Sci, Envn Systems, ES elective, graphic design, engineering, culinary arts, business/marketing, construction, photography, horticulture 2013-2014 AISD Schools: Austin High School, Ann Richards Academy, Akins High School, Bowie High School, Crockett High School, Eastside High School, Travis High School, McCallum High School, Small Middle School, Fulmore Middle School, Paredes Middle School, Kealing Middle School
  9. 9. • Explore curriculum/design process • Design build labs • Meet sustainability experts across the city • Differentiated sessions Teacher Training Teachers attend a full-day, hands-on training in August
  10. 10. 1. We partner with CTE & Science teachers offering training & ongoing support. 2. We connect our schools to Austin’s sustainability community for field trips, guest lectures, project mentors, & campus grants. NUTS & BOLTS
  11. 11. Our green network offers: • Field trips (urban farm visits, green roofs, caving, etc.) • Career exploration presentations • Project mentorship • Grants-over $15,000 in ‘13-14 • Spring campus work days Sustainability Partnerships
  12. 12. Experts judge @ Youth Showcases. EcoRise offers:  Field-specific experts  Support with logistics  Online showcase competitions  Student e-portfolio platform Showcases
  13. 13. 1. We partner with CTE & Science teachers offering training & ongoing support. 2. We connect our schools to Austin’s sustainability community for field trips, guest lectures, project mentors, & campus grants. 3. Teachers use our curriculum as students design local solutions to global challenges. NUTS & BOLTS
  14. 14. OUR CURRICULUM 1. ECO-ARCHIVES: teaches baseline sustainability knowledge & introduces design
  15. 15. OUR CURRICULUM 1. ECO-ARCHIVES: teaches baseline sustainability knowledge & introduces design 2. DESIGN STUDIO: creative problem-solving framework to tackle Design Challenge
  16. 16. TEACHER CHOOSES THE “DESIGN CHALLENGE” + CONTRAINTS • Environmental Theme • Timeframe for Implementation • Budget • Upcycled materials
  17. 17. WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
  18. 18. Permaculture & Organic Gardens Interior Design & No-VOC Murals Outdoor Classrooms CAMPUS PROJECTS
  19. 19. Aquaponics Farm Home Energy Conservation Freestanding Rain Catchment GREEN PRODUCT INNOVATIONS
  20. 20. Reclaimed Pallet Swing Upcycled Jewelry & Adornment Trash-to-Treasure Wallets UPCYCLED PRODUCTS
  21. 21. OUR CURRICULUM 1. ECO-ARCHIVES: teaches baseline sustainability knowledge & introduces design 2. DESIGN STUDIO: creative problem-solving framework to tackle Design Challenge 3. ECO-AUDIT TOOLKIT: A step-by-step guide for measuring and greening a school campus
  22. 22. CAMPUS ECO-AUDIT
  23. 23. WHAT WE MEASURE • Eco-Literacy • Behavior Change • Confidence & Leadership • Exposure to New Careers • 21st Century Skills
  24. 24. 21 Schools → 44 teachers → 3000 students IMPACT TO DATE 77% interest in “green” careers 76% rise in leadership + innovation skills 100% adopt new sustainable behaviors
  25. 25. PLANS FOR 2014 • 60 schools in Austin + 3 regions • Build green school regional networks • Launch online platform • Expanded curriculum collection
  26. 26.  Are we on your campus? Complete a New Teacher Application.  Not on your campus? Complete a New Teacher Application & Campus Agreement.  Need more information? Visit www.ecorise.org or contact Jonathan Stott, Program Director, at jon@ecorise.org. JOIN US in 2014-15
  27. 27. 2014-15 TIMELINE APRIL-MAY Schools submit materials & identify campus teachers MAY 31st Teachers RSVP for one-day training (dates TBD) JUNE New teacher open houses (optional, dates TBD) AUGUST One-day teacher training workshop (multiple dates avail.) FALL 2014 School Program Launch!

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