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Listening Session at the Summit: CDE Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF)

The California Department of Educations’s Statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force (ELTF) will hold a listening session from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm on November 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center, at the Green California Schools Summit. The session will be facilitated by the ELTF and Glen Price Group.

State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California Department of Education launched the ELTF to develop a Blueprint with recommendations that implement California’s State Board of Education approved Environmental Principles and Concepts and ensure that all California students will develop the knowledge, attitudes, and decision-making skills to contribute to an ecologically sustainable future.

The Task Force is composed of key statewide education stakeholders with expertise in science education, classroom teaching and formal learning environments, informal and outdoor environmental education, culturally relevant curriculum, and green schools. The implementation in California of Green Schools, Common Core State Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards offer important opportunities to integrate environmental literacy throughout the K-12 education system.

The ELTF is actively soliciting perspectives from broadly diverse interests to ensure that the final Blueprint for Environmental Literacy will meet the needs of California’s schools, students, and communities. The session at the Summit will give participants the chance to provide feedback and input on recommendations being developed by the ELTF.

Note: All Summit attendees are welcome to attend this workshop; there is no registration charge for participation. More Summit information here.