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The Green Schools Conference & Expo

  • Saint Paul Minnesota (map)

Advancing Sustainable Schools For All

The Green Schools Conference & Expo is the only national event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools.

Two days of programming offer inspiring keynote speakers, informative workshops and breakout sessions and the chance to network with colleagues from across the country. In 2019, GSCE will be hosted in partnership with IMPACT, a regional sustainability conference.

Inspiring speakers, dynamic sessions & how-to workshops

Discover strategies and solutions at GSCE that strengthen our schools and communities. Education, environmental, and business leaders join GSCE to share current challenges, set future goals and share best practices to advance green schools for all.

GSCE offers engaging educational sessions, case studies, hands-on workshops and lectures from today's green school experts. GSCE provides an unmatched opportunity for green school advocates nationwide to collaborate and learn from one another — all with a vested interest in making a positive difference in our children’s futures.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Transforming Curriculum and Instruction for Sustainability (5 GBCI Credits)

Presenters: Jaimie Cloud, Gina Blayney, Jennifer Baldwin

Get hands-on experience transforming your curriculum to educate for sustainability. Tour an inspiring organization that is providing students with real-world experience of sustainability concepts and careers, and then dive into a guided exercise to “sustainabilize” one of your own units to support student understanding and inspire future leaders.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with Education for Sustainability (EfS) Enduring Understandings, EfS Standards, and Performance Indicators

  • Learn how to use backwards design to create EfS curricula, protocols, and/or plans

  • Learn how to develop EfS assessments that produce and measure learning, and align EfS Core Standards and outcomes with the ones schools and states require

  • Observe an example of using the learning environment and school building as a teaching tool for real-world learning