This resource is a professional development template for facilitating synchronous learning for educators based on shared reading of a book. This template showcases a book group focused on the essay anthology All We Can Save. Teachers read sections of the book in preparation for each of the four sessions, with the option to focus on specific chapters. Each session addresses a key theme through open-ended discussion prompts and an arts-based storytelling activity. In this template, presenters can reference a sample agenda for a book group session, including example prompts that were provided to participating teachers. We encourage you to adapt the structure and content to fit the needs of educators you support!
This resource is a professional development template for facilitating a hybrid professional learning community for educators. Through a combination of in-person gatherings, Zoom sessions, and asynchronous activities, teachers learn about climate justice and environmental justice topics that are relevant in their communities. They learn and collaborate with their peers in the CJL and are supported to design and implement a community action project with their students. This professional learning community was designed and facilitated in partnership with Stacy Meyer and Educational Service District 112.In this template, presenters can reference an outline of the learning experience. In addition, feel free to review "Climate Justice League - Community Action Project Examples" to get a sense of the types of projects that teachers implement, or to check out "Climate Justice Gallery Walk" as a sample learning activity. We encourage you to adapt the structure and content to fit the needs of educators you support, especially by incorporating locally relevant resources and examples!
This guide is designed as a support for asynchronous learning about OER and the Oregon Open Learning Hub. It includes a sample learning plan and first meeting agenda.