Keystone Science School recently hosted its annual professional development program for teachers, Beyond the Classroom, from November 1-3, 2023. This transformative workshop equipped educators with the tools and knowledge necessary to bring environmental issues into their classrooms. Teachers explored the intricacies of water issues in the West while gaining valuable insights from experts and engaging in hands-on experiences.
Our Framework: The Key Issues Framework guided participants through an interdisciplinary, fact-based investigative process, encouraging inquiry and critical thinking.
H2O Outdoors Integration: This year, teachers had the unique opportunity to observe and participate in the H2O Outdoors program for high school students, helping see the facilitation of our Town Hall debate live.
- Brainstorm and plan ways to facilitate an environmental issue-based curriculum based on a local issue for their own students.
- Analyze and interpret the perspectives of real-life stakeholders in Colorado water management through the lens of sustainability.
- Practice ‘solutions-oriented’ caollaborative approaches to managing regional issues.
- Explain the concept of a watershed & identify major watersheds in the US, Colorado, and Summit County.
- Understand water supply and demand issues in Colorado and the Colorado River Watershed.
- Collect field data relevant to water quantity & quality.