Updates, Enhancements, Flexibility, Intros, Happy Hours, and Feedback Opportunities...Oh My!
We're excited to roll out and pilot our updated unit materials this year, below is some additional info:
As you read through the lessons you will see much of the same content with an updated flow and additional opportunities/resources. You can learn more about the updated unit by downloading the "Environmental Unit Content and Suggested Flow" summary doc found at the bottom of the Teacher Toolkit homepage, found here.
Throughout the lesson plans you will notice core material and "enhance and advance" opportunities. These enhancements are completely optional. In reviewing unit materials, we found opportunities to enhance lessons so students can dig deeper into subjects. Use these enhancements as you feel appropriate in your classroom.
We appreciate your partnership and understand the importance of flexible learning opportunities. If you feel the need to alter lesson plans to provide a better learning experience for your students, please reach out to let us know that you would like to sub lesson content. Also, please be sure to provide proof of students completing alternate work related to SD1 designed lesson subjects as a requirement of receiving credit for participation.
Within the updated Environmental Unit resources, you will notice we've added a new unit intro video. The intro video linked here was created as a fun way to introduce your class to the unit and SD1. It's narrated by Splash McClean for added smiles! We recommend you show the intro video, and the "SD1: Your Wastewater Utility" video if students are also interested in learning more about how their wastewater is treated locally, before diving into individual unit lessons. Both videos can be found here on the Environmental Unit resource page.
Join one of our after-school happy hours for a snack-size tour of the updated unit and Teacher Toolkit! Hop on virtually, via Zoom, anytime on Sept 13th or 15th between 4-5pm using the links below. We'll use this time to familiarize participants with unit materials, and helpful resources. Bring your questions and early feedback, as we explore the Teacher Toolkit together! If you are interested in this opportunity, but unable to participate those dates/times, please reach out to email@example.com to schedule a private meet.
SD1 Environmental Unit - HAPPY HOUR #1
Date/Time: Sep 13, 2022 4:00-5:00 PM
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SD1 Environmental Unit - HAPPY HOUR #2
Date/Time: Sep 15, 2022 4:00-5:00 PM
Zoom Meeting Link:
In an effort to continuously improve SD1's Environmental Unit, we want to collect your feedback on an ongoing basis. Anytime you have something to share, whether it be a program suggestion, presenter review or helpful resource for others, visit the Feedback Hub page linked here in the Teacher Toolkit to send those ideas our way! You are always welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.