Instructors at all levels who want to infuse Sustainable Development Goals in their teaching are invited to this track. It focuses on integrating critical problem solving into courses across the curriculum as tools for approaching wicked problems facing social, environmental, and economic aspects of sustainability.
Why participate in the Sustainable Teaching track?
Participating in ETE10 and earning a Teaching Scholar Certificate can offer a number of benefits for instructors, including:
- Gaining an understanding of sustainable practices in teaching and learning
- Networking with other instructors who are also dedicated to learning more about teaching and learning
- Providing evidence of professional development in college teaching for current and future professional and academic position
Ready to get started?
- Plan Teaching Excellence Pathway (Engage)
Description: In the Plan Your Pathway (PYP) meeting, you meet one-on-one with an ETE staff member to answer your questions about ETE and the Teaching Scholar Certificate. During this meeting, you'll learn about ETE and the Foundations of College Teaching track and discuss how ETE can best help you accomplish your personal and professional goals related to college teaching.
Time to complete: 1 hour
When to register: You can set up a PYP meeting at any time, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- ETE Learning Circle - Sustainable Teaching (Engage)
Description: Every semester, ETE runs a number of learning circles, where 8-9 instructors and/or graduate students get together to discuss a book related to pedagogy or college teaching. Some learning circles are specifically designed for Foundation of College Teaching track participants. You can expect to meet with your learning circle 4-5 times a semester.
Time to complete: 1 semester (4-5 one-hour meetings)
When to register: Registration usually opens 2-3 weeks before the start of each semester. Check out the learning cirlces website to find out what circles are coming up and to sign up.
- Planetary Thinking in the Curriculum Workshop (Implement)
Description: Planetary Thinking in the Curriculum is a workshop customized to and led by USU faculty that brings colleagues together to engage in shared inquiry over how to creatively incorporate issues of sustainability into their teaching.
Time to complete: Depends on what changes are implemented.
When to register:
- ETE Sparkshop - Sustainable Teaching (Engage)
Description: ETE Sparkshops were created to "spark" creative ideas and methods for instructors. ETE Sparkshops are about 20 min-40 min, and can be requested by departments to be presented to their instructors, or can be requested by an instructor directly. The topics for Sparkshops vary, as do their length.
Time to complete: 40-60 minutes
When to register: Sparkshops are offered every semester.
- Teaching Statement- Implement
Description: A Teaching Statement is a short analytical essay of your personal beliefs and values when it comes to education. This is normally a mixture of practical experience and evidence-based scholarly works.
Time to complete: Depends
When to register: No registration is necessary for this badge; you can turn in this assignment at any time throughout the year.
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