Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NEWS: Austin Science Teacher ignites creative problem solving with sustainability curriculum

forwarded from Ecorise Youth Innovations e-newsletter…

Cooper Askins is a science teacher at Fulmore Middle School in Austin, Texas. Cooper’s appreciation of EcoRise is linked to his experiences living and teaching in Tanzania.

Cooper believes middle school adolescents are the perfect age for learning skills they will need as young adults. He believes in teaching with a direct, hands-on, inquiry based approach, which is what drew him to the curricula of EcoRise Youth Innovations. Cooper likes the way the program, “gives students the scaffolding and background information about environmental ecology and challenges them to apply what they have learned to ....”

Follow this link to read more of this interview on the EcoRise website.

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