Beyond Benign offers online professional development courses to middle and high school chemistry teachers

Beyond Benign is offering three online courses for middle and high school teachers this summer. Each course provides professional development points and graduate credits for continuing education for teachers. The courses are:

  • Sustainable Science: Contextualizing Chemistry Through Safer Hand-On Labs (Middle and high school teachers)
    Learn how to weave Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) sustainability content into your classrooms in this remote learning course for middle school and high school science teachers. Beyond Benign Lead Teacher Erin Mayer will teach this course through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources and access to a network of other like-minded educators in the region. ($150 to enroll* + $67 (optional) for 1 graduate credit from CSM — Free for teachers from NY, Oregon and Environmental Justice Communities)
  • Introducing Green Chemistry in the High School Classroom (High school teachers)
    In this course, Beyond Benign Certified Lead Teacher Cassidy Javner will help prepare you to integrate green chemistry principles and practices into your teaching through real-world sustainable inventions. You’ll also learn how to develop safer labs and lessons aligned to your local standards in an interactive online environment. This course features forum discussions, lesson plan development, and 4 synchronous zoom classes. Discussions will focus on how to prepare for effective remote learning in this time of an ever-changing educational landscape. ($475 to enroll + $149 (optional) for 3 grad credits from CSM. Free for teachers from NY, Oregon and Environmental Justice Communities; 1/2 off for Washington teachers)
  • Advanced Green Chemistry: Connections to Our World (High school teachers)
    Join Beyond Benign Certified Lead Teacher Annette Sebuyira as you expand your knowledge of green chemistry principles and practices by analyzing Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award technologies. In this course, you’ll dive into toxicology for chemistry basics and investigate the pedagogy for effective guidance of student-based research projects and inquiry-based projects. ($475 to enroll + $149 (optional) for 3 graduate credits from CSM. Free for teachers from NY, Oregon and Environmental Justice Communities; 1/2 off for Washington teachers)

Visit Beyond Benign’s website to learn more about professional development opportunities for teachers.

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