During the CELF 2022 Summer Institutes you will engage in collaborative and active learning experiences that deepen your knowledge of Education for Sustainability (EfS) principles and/or the Civic Science Inquiry to Action framework. The Institutes will provide you with a knowledgeable, creative community of school/district teachers,  administrators and non-formal educators who are committed to supporting each other with best practices, resources and shared experiences.   APPLY TODAY! 

Scholarship Selection Process:
CELF will be offering a limited number of full scholarships to each institute.  Scholarships are limited.   Preference will be given to teachers applying from Title 1 schools and other needs-based applicants. CELF will contact you upon receipt of your application.
Scholarship Awardees agree to the following Deliverables:
  • Attendance: Participate in ALL scheduled days / hours of the Institute, in person or on Zoom depending on which institute you select
  • Pre- and Post-Institute Surveys:  Participants are required to complete both a pre- and post- institute surveys.  
  • Institute Deliverables: Complete and submit ONE of the following artifacts to CELF  by Aug 15, 2022: 
    • Houston or Westchester Locations:  Participants who choose to participate in this institute will submit either: 1) an EfS focused, re-designed lesson / activity with the integration of the Big Ideas of Sustainability or Civic Science Framework or 2) a reflection of your experience and takeaways from the Summer Institute.
    • Virtual Civic Science Inquiry to Action: Participants who choose to participate in this institute will submit either: 1) a Civic Science Implementation project planner using CELF inquiry to action framework or 2) a reflection of your experience and takeaways from the Summer Institute.

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* 1. Participant Information

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* 2. School Information

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* 3. Is your school Title 1?

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* 4. How did you hear about the CELF Summer Institutes?

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* 5. Which CELF Summer Institute would you like to attend?

Please respond to each of the following questions with as many details as possible and examples where indicated.  To support your thoughtful responses, we’d like to provide you with these clarifying definitions:

Sustainability - occurs when the environmental, economic and social needs of a society are met in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

Education for Sustainability (EfS) - teaches problem solving strategies for the present, while engaging students as stakeholders in designing a sustainable world for the future.

Civic Science- Civic Science is both an approach to generating knowledge and a democratic practice. In Civic Science, student scientists express democratic citizenship through their scientific work: they engage in democratic world-building efforts as scientists.

Place-Based Education- An approach to learning that takes advantage of geography to create authentic, meaningful and engaging personalized learning for students.

Project-Based Learning- Teaching practice in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.

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* 6. What do you hope to gain from attending the CELF Summer Institute?

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* 7. In what ways do you envision sharing your learning from the Summer Institute with your school community?

Thank you for completing the scholarship application.  You will be notified by CELF upon review of the application.    
Once accepted you will receive an email with next steps to register for the CELF 2022 Summer Institute.