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Register for 2013 - 2014 Sustainability Coordinator Trainings!


For the 2013-2014 Academic Year, the Office of Sustainability is offering two types of sustainability coordinator training to help schools accomplish our collective goals for energy conservation, recycling, ecology and the integration of sustainability concepts into the curricula. 

1)  Basic Sustainability Coordinator Training: This course is designed for first time sustainability coordinators who haven't attended the training in the past. But due to new offerings in the agenda this year, veteran coordinators are welcome to attend.

2) Advanced Sustainability Coordinator Training: This course is designed for sustainability coordinators who have obtained a Certificate of Completion of Sustainability Coordinator Training in 2011, 2012, or 2013 school years. Basic Sustainability Coordinator Training is a prerequisite for Advanced Sustainability Coordinator Training.  

The Sustainability Coordinator Trainings are co-sponsored with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and are designed to clearly define the role of the Sustainability Coordinator, and to give Sustainability Coordinators tools and ideas to help them succeed in their role. The DOE Office of Sustainability thanks the UFT for hosting and co-programming these events at their training center at 52 Broadway, Manhattan.

We strongly encourage all Sustainability Coordinators to attend the appropriate training and receive their Certificate of Completion. Prior approval from principals is needed to RSVP.  An OP-201 Form requesting a non-attendance day must be submitted  to principals in order to provide for substitute teacher coverage where needed.  Sustainability Coordinators will receive this message in an e-mail with an RSVP link for planning purposes for each of the assigned dates. Below are the dates for Sustainability Coordinator Training.

October 21, 2013: Basic Sustainability Coordinator Training
November 7, 2013: Advanced Sustainability Coordinator Training
November 21, 2013: Advanced Sustainability Coordinator Training


October 21 Agenda
8:00 - 8:30am: Registration
8:30 - 9:00am: Opening remarks 
9:00 – 9:55am: Sustainability Coordinator Panel
9:55-10:50am: Appreciative Inquiry
10:50-11:45: Brainstorming
11:45-1:00pm: Lunch/Expo
1:00-1:30pm: Recycling/Organics training
1:30-2:30pm: Action Planning
2:30-2:45pm: Resources/Website Review
2:45-3:00pm: Wrap-up