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1 Panel I: Disciplinary Society Perspectives Moderator: Mary Kirchhoff, American Chemical Society Panelists: Beth Cunningham, American Association of Physics Teachers Robin Hailstorks, American Psychological Association Bill Kelly, American Society for Engineering Education Jaclyn Reeves-Pepin, National Association of Biology Teachers

2 AAPT – Background Established in Mission: Enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. Total membership: 8,300 (14% international) "Enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching"

3 Connection with Sustainability Energy is a major topic in teaching introductory physics o Journal articles in Am. J. Physics, Physics Teacher o Textbooks and information on ComPADRE o Resources for high school teacher professional development Many AAPT members have developed materials for the classroom on topics such as energy and the environment Past President Al Bartlett known for internationally revered lecture on impacts of world population growth "Enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching"

4 Activities Related to SISL Goals Executive Officer introduced Statement on Education for a Sustainable Future to Executive Board for approval – endorsed May 2012 – listed on aapt.org Special plenary sessions and paper sessions at national meetings: Winter Meeting 2012 Plenary Physics for Future Presidents Winter Meeting 2013 Plenary on New Orleans watershed Summer Meeting 2013 Theme Going Green Workshops planned for future meetings Focus group at Winter Meeting 2013 ComPADRE Sustainability Resources linked from aapt.org "Enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching"

5 Future Plans Regular meetings of members interested in incorporating sustainability in the classroom Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs – consider topics relevant to 21 st c. Continue offering workshops, paper sessions, plenary sessions at future national meetings Summary of project in AJP and TPT Connect ComPADRE resources with SERC Committee on Science Education for the Public – assist with continued work "Enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching"

6 Dr. Robin Hailstorks, Director Precollege and Undergraduate Education

7 American Psychological Association APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the worlds largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APAs mission is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve peoples live.

8 Directorates and Programs APA 500-plus staff support the associations mission and strategic plan though activities that include: tracking trends in the field of psychology; creating content to educate the public about mental health, behavior and psychologys scientific basis; publishing peer-reviewed journals, books and other products, PsycInfo and other databases; identifying and advocating for key federal policies and legislation; staffing APAs boards and committees; and striving to provide members with excellent customer service and benefits.

9 Directorates Education Practice Public Interest Science

10 Leadership Dr. Cynthia Belar APA Executive Director for Education

11 What we have done at APA: 1. Sharing the research – APA publishes a special issue on climate change ( American Psychologist, 2011).publishes a special issue on climate change 2. APA President Alan Kazdins article on psychological sciences contribution to a sustainable environment.Alan Kazdins article 3. APA Monitor article on sustainability and SISLarticle on sustainability and SISL

12 What we have done at APA: 4. Providing information to help faculty teach sustainability a) Teaching concepts of Sustainability (see articles page 1 and page 21) Psychology Teacher Network Newsletter Spring 2007 – Article Integrating Sustainability into Introduction to Psychology Teaching concepts of Sustainability b) Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: A Manual of Resources Teaching Psychology for Sustainability: A Manual of Resources

13 5. Info to help educate faculty, students and the public a) APA Report: Psychological Factors Help Explain Slow Reaction to Global WarmingPsychological Factors Help Explain Slow Reaction to Global Warming b) Research about influencing sustainability behaviors – Psychology Matters c) Societys Grand Challenges – Insight from Psychological Science The Science Directorate has put together three booklets: Prolonging Vitality, Global Climate Change, and Health Disparities Societys Grand Challenges – Insight from Psychological Science

14 6. Long-term commitment from the association to educate about our societal challenges and solutions: a) APA Division 34 Population & Environmental Psychology; APA Division 14 Society for Industrial and Organizational PsychologyDivision 34Division 14 b) Council of Representatives Resolution

15 Strategies to make disciplinary involvement robust, making education for a sustainable future more of a norm: 1. Sharing information and enthusiasm with other association staff 2. Providing opportunities for faculty to share their ideas in the Psychology Teacher Network 3. Benefits of DANS and SISL – Developing working relationships with my colleagues, learning from other disciplinary perspectives

16 4. Educating other staff and members of the society 5. Continuing this important work and strengthening collaborative partnerships across societies

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18 American Society for Engineering Education William E Kelly Director of External Affairs

19 ASEE Founded in 1893 Over 13,000 total members –Professional individual members are currently around 10, colleges of engineering and engineering technology 700 global online members 100 corporations, professional organizations, governmental agencies

20 ASEE Mission Further education in engineering and engineering technology Promote excellence in instruction, research, public service, practice Exercise world leadership Foster technological education of society Provide quality products and services to members

21 Sustainability at ASEE

22 SISL Activity Involve members in key Divisions Identify and support champions Continue to build

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24 NABT Membership

25 NABT & The 3 Es In the 1970s, NABT focused on ecology, the environment, and evolution, and how these concepts were related. Articles in The American Biology Teacher highlighted practices to get students outside and into the REAL. NABT published a special-topic focused issue of the ABT in February 1975 entitled Interdisciplinary Environmental Education. Conference speakers presented evidence about how ecology drives evolution. Calls to protect the environment and mitigate human impact become more prominent. In the 1970s, NABT focused on ecology, the environment, and evolution, and how these concepts were related. Articles in The American Biology Teacher highlighted practices to get students outside and into the REAL. NABT published a special-topic focused issue of the ABT in February 1975 entitled Interdisciplinary Environmental Education. Conference speakers presented evidence about how ecology drives evolution. Calls to protect the environment and mitigate human impact become more prominent.

26 The 3 Es Today The culture of NABT has evolved so that teachers easily recognize when themes related to sustainability can be integrated into curricula, presentations, and projects. Articles and themed issues of The American Biology Teacher continue to focus on concepts including ecology, the environment, and evolution. The NABT Conference highlights at least 1-2 speakers who are champions for sustainability education. NABT Global Perspectives Committee has updated its charge to teach "Biological Sustainability using an interdisciplinary approach, teach civic responsibility, and elevate pedagogical strategies to a global dimension. The culture of NABT has evolved so that teachers easily recognize when themes related to sustainability can be integrated into curricula, presentations, and projects. Articles and themed issues of The American Biology Teacher continue to focus on concepts including ecology, the environment, and evolution. The NABT Conference highlights at least 1-2 speakers who are champions for sustainability education. NABT Global Perspectives Committee has updated its charge to teach "Biological Sustainability using an interdisciplinary approach, teach civic responsibility, and elevate pedagogical strategies to a global dimension.

27 NABT & Education for a Sustainable Future The NABT Board of Directors adopted a formal position statement for Teaching Environmental Issues in The NABT Board of Directors adopted a formal position specifically to address Sustainability in Life Science Teaching in …. as an organization of educators devoted to the study of life and that which supports it, the National Association of Biology Teachers promotes the teaching of sustainable themes to thoughtfully address the worlds most pressing problems. The NABT Board of Directors adopted a formal position statement for Teaching Environmental Issues in The NABT Board of Directors adopted a formal position specifically to address Sustainability in Life Science Teaching in …. as an organization of educators devoted to the study of life and that which supports it, the National Association of Biology Teachers promotes the teaching of sustainable themes to thoughtfully address the worlds most pressing problems.

28 NABT & SISL in STEM As directed by the position statement, NABT affirms that curriculum focused on sustainability themes should feature interdisciplinary principles, promoting meaningful dialog and problem solving across disciplines. By joining initiatives like Sustainability Improves Student Learning in STEM (SISL in STEM), NABT is working with educators in all STEM fields on an initiative that is truly interdisciplinary. NABT has identified champions within our association that can take our current commitment to education for a sustainable future to the next level. As directed by the position statement, NABT affirms that curriculum focused on sustainability themes should feature interdisciplinary principles, promoting meaningful dialog and problem solving across disciplines. By joining initiatives like Sustainability Improves Student Learning in STEM (SISL in STEM), NABT is working with educators in all STEM fields on an initiative that is truly interdisciplinary. NABT has identified champions within our association that can take our current commitment to education for a sustainable future to the next level.


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