Real-world Problem Solving
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
• International: The United Nations has declared 2005-2015 the Decade of Education for Sustainability. UNESCO has an extensive online professional development training program called “Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future.” www.unesco.org/education/tlsf
• Vermont: The state of Vermont is the first to include sustainability in its standards. Teachers around the state are successfully using EFS to improve their students' learning outcomes.
• Michigan: In Washtenaw County, Michigan, county funding allows nonprofit Creative Change Educational Solutions to provide professional development to teachers on sustainability themes. lgeorgia: The Cobb County, Georgia, schools are part of an effort to develop sustainability units and software on the Internet. http://csf.concord.org/esf
• New York: The New York City-based Sustainability Education Center works with students and educators in public schools across the state on sustainability.www.sustainabilityed.org