Sustainable Classrooms Summer Series

On July 10, we concluded the second round of our Sustainable Classrooms summer training series! The training provided teachers with resources and knowledge they will use to help inspire their students to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future. Urban Green Lab was joined by several topic experts for this professional development. Their expertise added a unique opportunity for the teachers to connect with professionals in the community and learn directly from the source.

“I really enjoyed this overview. The lessons seem like something I could easily implement in my classroom.”

– June 2020 Attendee

The trainings were open to all K-12 educators in the Nashville-area. A total of 54 teachers attend representing 38 individual schools. Of those schools, 35 came from the Metro Nashville Public Schools district, 2 from private institutions, and 1 school from Clarksville Montgomery County district.

“Thank you. I can see how hard you have all worked and how passionate you are. It makes me want to DO the work.”

– July 2020 Attendee

In total, we granted 630 professional development credit hours for all 12 sessions. Our top attending schools were McMurray Middle with 5 teachers and Richview Middle School of Clarksville with 3 teachers!

A big shout out to all of the teachers who attended and we look forward to offering more of our Sustainable Classrooms training in the future! We also recognize our amazing partners who helped to make this possible:

Cumberland River Compact
Society of St. Andrew
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works
Nashville Metro Water Services
Nashville Civic Design Center
Walk Bike Nashville
Socket, Unplug Nashville

Lastly, we would like to thank our sponsors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Kroger Co. Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation for providing this training at no cost to public school teachers. 

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