[RE]LEARN 2020 - The Learning Innovation Festival has ended
Monday, November 9 • 21:30 - 21:45
Project Ocean Harvest: High School STEM as an Opportunity for Immediate Environmental and Economic Impact

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In this session we'll introduce Project Ocean Harvest, an initiative to design and operate a regenerative ocean farm as the foundational experience of a high school STEM course. This is a crucial topic for learning innovation because for all the fervor for reimagining education, there is a dearth of operating models. This session will describe a concrete example of what an innovative learning experience actually looks like at a public high school in Alaska, and what it will look like as we grow a network of schools engaged in the Project.     

The learning objectives for the session will be for participants to 1.) understand the structure of the unique STEM curriculum, and 2.) situate the unique curriculum within the larger student-centered, place-based, project-based, and purpose-inspired learning frameworks. We will describe how we are planning to achieve the specific project goals of environmental regeneration and economic self-sufficiency for students at a public high school in Alaska, and how those goals are intentionally intertwined with the unique history of the local indigenous Alaskan Native community. 

Intended for educators and non-educators alike, session participants will benefit from the experience of seeing how the design of a learning experience springs from the needs of a community, and how these experiences can benefit both people and the planet.

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Trevor Soponis

Founder of The Sustainable Learning Projects, The Sustainable Learning Projects
Dr. Trevor Soponis is a life-long education professional with extensive experience in leading transformative education projects involving school, district, state, and university partners. His doctorate from New York University examined the impacts of innovative environmental education... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 21:30 - 21:45 CET