Environmental Justice for California Communities: An Interdisciplinary Series

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for CA Global Education Project and CGA Participants Only 

Middle and high school teachers will experience classroom-ready resources as they learn how they and their students can use geospatial tools to develop inquiries related to environmental issues in California communities. The California Hub for Environmental Literacy and Action (CHELA) website will allow teachers, students, and collaborators to use powerful GIS mapping tools to access current data and visualize, understand, and analyze important issues in a way that centers their own communities and concerns related to the environment, sustainability, and environmental justice. Teachers will learn how they can share their stories of environmental learning, action, and advocacy through CHELA and the California Subject Matter Project network.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Middle and High School Educators



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What You Will Learn

  • Develop and teach interdisciplinary inquiry and culturally and community responsive instruction for environmental literacy and environmental justice
  • Increase the use of geospatial tools and geographic perspectives to engage students with their local environments


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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