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GEF Institute Overview


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GEF Institute was established to meet the increasing global market demand for sustainability education and training. Watch this brief presentation to learn more!

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GEF Institute Overview

  1. 1. GEF Institute 2012 Overview Empowering Global Citizens withSustainability Education & Training Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. About the Institute GEF Institute, a division of Green Education Foundation (GEF) was established to meet the increasing global market demand for sustainability education and training. The Institute develops state-of-the art online courses, certificate programs, and blended learning curriculum in sustainability concepts for k-12 schools, colleges and universities, and businesses. Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Sustainability Partner ProgramSustainability Partners are schools or schools districts interested in providing educators, staff and students with GEF Institute’s sustainability education at a low or no cost. Partners Receive: • Access to GEF Institute’s online course, Introduction to Sustainability • One online video course from the Sustainability Steward Series. A new course is available quarterly. • 15% discount on all GEF Institute online courses, curriculum, and certificates Partner Pledge: • Share GEF Institute’s opportunities with educators and staff via their website, email bulletins and social media posts Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Online Courses Courses incorporate dynamic instruction techniques including: • Video narration • Pre and post unit assessments • Interactive activities • Discussion forums • And more! Courses are self-paced and available on-demand Course lengths range from 1.5 hours to 15 hours Professional Development or Academic Credit is availableCopyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Certificates in SustainabilityGEF Institute certificates are comprised of online education that provide big picture analysis and local application of important concepts to foster awareness and enthusiasm for sustainability. • Earning a certificate boosts credibility in the workplace or classroom and provides the foundational knowledge for successful sustainability initiatives or behavior change campaigns. • Distinct levels of certificates in sustainability concepts motivate participants to take incremental steps toward sustainability literacy and action. • Some courses required for certificates are eligible for professional development (CEUs) or academic (graduate or undergraduate) credit. Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. Blended Learning CurriculumGEF Institute green building courses packaged and ready for classroom- based instruction and supplemented by our digital learning platform. A Blended Learning Approach • Course content is streamed • Teachers receive special access to download selected sections • Students access online activities and assignments Teacher Materials Include: • Teacher Manual • Lesson Plans • Pacing Guide • Presentation Slides • Transparencies • Handouts • Audit Materials • Capstone Project Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. 2011 Testimonials"This has been a tremendously rich experience. I am impressed and happy with the resources you haveprovided." – Course Participant"Great course! I learned a lot and was impressed with the quality of the information, expertise and resources,variety of content, the videos, etc. It was user friendly" – Course Participant"This could well be the most engaging sustainability course I have taken (either online or face-to-face). Nicelypresented, well organized and completely pertinent I found it very worthwhile." – Course Participant"I loved the course. It enabled me to feel more confident about moving forward with sustainability at my school."Course Participant"The videos are fabulous and just the right length. The questions and material are thought provoking and thuseffective. I find this course so engrossing that I often do not see time fly by and suddenly I realize I have beenworking on it for 3 hours! I also had hesitations about on-line courses in general, but now I am sold." – CourseParticipant"I think these units are terrific. I cant wait to incorporate these ideas into my already green classroom.” – CourseParticipant"I have never seen a course on Moodle as nice as this." - Course Participant Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Contact GEF Institute support@gefinstitute.orgVictoria WatersPresident & CEOvwaters@greeneducationfoundation.org508-668-2278Molly HislopDirector, Programs and Marketingmhislop@greeneducationfoundation.org508-318-6618 Copyright © 2012 GEF Institute. All Rights Reserved.