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Educator Professional Development

Are you looking for interactive ways to teach your students about wildlife and wild places?

Zoos are naturally educational! Our workshops will enhance your background knowledge
while providing ideas on integrating the Zoo into your classroom.


The World Becomes What We Teach
Price: $20.00

Audience: Formal and Informal Educators, K - 16

Whether you're an educator, educational leader or concerned citizen, The World Becomes What We Teach: A Humane Education Workshop will help you channel your passion for a better world into effectively educating and inspiring others. This workshop is specifically designed to help you bring global ethical issues into your classroom or community through innovative activities and approaches that enable others to become solutionaries-effective problem solvers for a more humane, peaceable and healthy world for people, animals and the environment. You'll learn to guide your students and audiences to:

  • acquire knowledge: by preparing them to be effective researchers able to obtain accurate information about interconnected global challenges and discern fact from conjecture;
  • think deeply: by developing their critical-, creative-, strategic- and systems-thinking skills;
  • make compassionate and responsible choices: by fostering wonder and appreciation for the natural world; empathy for people and animals; and a commitment to doing the most good and least harm;
  • focus on solutions: by offering opportunities to collaboratively engage in problem-solving; implement ideas; and assess and improve upon them. Each workshop participant receives a copy of the book The World Becomes What We Teach by IHE President Zoe Weil. For an overview of the vision that informs this workshop, please watch Zoe Weil's TEDx talk: The World Becomes What You Teach.

The workshop will be facilitated by Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education. It is recommended for all classroom teachers and community educators, but is also open to students and other persons interested in humane education. Registration includes lunch and SCECHs will be available.

Session The World Becomes What: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 9:00AM - 5:00PM   AVAILABLE