TOTOS SEEP Grant EE/ESE Program Descriptions

Sustainability and Environmental Education for Pre-Service (SEEP)

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Name(s) of instructor(s)

Sarah Pooler

Name of university

Whitworth University

Level of preparation for the program being described: elementary, middle school, high school (or combination)

Elementary and Middle School (K-8)

University course number

Edu 343

University course title

K-8 Science Methods

University course catalogue description

The introduction to instruction and assessment of science teaching at the elementary and middle levels and ideas for integrating science concepts in other disciplines. Includes theories, teaching strategies, demonstration and laboratory techniques, an overview of curriculum, assessment guidelines, Washington State Standards, conducting field trips and safety considerations.

Objectives of this specific EE-ESE project

(big ideas are fine)

To familiarize pre-service teachers with sustainability concepts

Description of the experience(s) the pre-service teachers had to learn EE-ESE strategies

(This is the main, detailed description. Please include enough detail so someone else will know what you did.)

The students gathered and shared ideas regarding implementation of sustainability concepts into their classrooms. They found information from an online scavenger hunt, video clips, Project Wet and Project Wild curriculums and personal environmental experiences.

Materials/equipment needed for the pre-service teacher experience (include technology that may have been used)

Computers, projector, DVD player, Project Wet and Project Wild curriculum

Were preK-12 children involved? (Yes or no). If yes, describe their involvement and ages.


Was this an indoor or outdoor project (or both)?

Describe the setting.

Indoor – our class is at night

Were other subject area professors involved? Yes or no. If yes, what subjects were integrated? How?


Were there community/ agency/institution partners? Yes or no. If yes, how was the partnership structured?


How was the program evaluated? What did the pre-service teachers have to say?

This part of the program was not evaluated


If another grant was written to support your EE-ESE work, what types of things would you hope to accomplish?

The same goals and same work with classroom teachers – PD for teachers using these same grant frameworks

Thank you!