CELF Virtual Summer Institute: Education for Sustainability


Date and Time:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:00pm to Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:30pm

Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 5:00pm

Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) Summer Institute

Topic:  Big Ideas of Sustainability

Date:  July 7-9 and July 14-16 (Tuesday-Thursday)

Time: 1:00-3:30 PM CST/2:00-4:30 EST

Location:  Virtually, from the comfort of your home! 

This six-day (15-hours) online interdisciplinary professional development opportunity will focus on Education for Sustainability: an interdisciplinary learning lens for integrating the Big Ideas of Sustainability into your curriculum, campus, and community.


  • Learn from a variety of captivating Field Experts 
  • Collaborate with a Community of Educators through Active Learning
  • Integrate the Big Ideas of Sustainability into current educational goals
  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson, unit or project 
  • Leave with fresh, new ideas
  • Discover engaging digital tools 
  • View Social Equity through the lens of Environmental Justice
  • Explore Systems Thinking approach to understanding the impact of COVID-19
  • Earn Professional Development Credits

Not another webinar… an experience worth having!

Now more than ever, educators are faced with the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing 21st century world. We’ve listened to the K-12 educator community and are prepared to support YOU with learning insights, innovative tools designed  to the unique demands of virtual learning and approaches sensitively geared to students adjusting to unsettling changes to their daily routines. This summer CELF will offer best practices in digital learning while incorporating the principles and practices of Education for Sustainability. 

CELF will offer two Institutes of standards-aligned, credit-based virtual programming, geared towards a national audience of K-12 educators. The 2020 Summer Institutes, reimagined as an online immersion program, will inspire, educate, and reignite our collective commitment to educating for sustainability.

The Summer Institute: Reimagined will harness the imagination and energy of our educator community so you are prepared to return to the real and/or virtual classroom with new energy in the fall. 

Interactive, in-depth, and self-paced, CELF’s online Institutes are designed for individual or group participation and clearly connect course materials to real-world practice. 


Depending on your state, or district, you can earn PD credits for completing the CELF Summer Institute.

In-service credits based on district policy
Continuing Teacher Leadership Education CTLE credits = 15 hours for NYS teachers
Gifted & Talented Credits = 15 hours TEXAS teachers
CPE or other units of credit