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Green Schools that Teach, Greenbuild 2011

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The Willow School Pine Jog Elementary Learning Gate Community School Prairie Crossing Charter School Bertschi School State | New Jersey
Location Type | Suburban
Grades | P-8
Type | Private
# Students | 127 State | Florida
Location Type | Suburban
Grades | K-5
Type | Public
# Students | 860 State | Florida
Location Type | Suburban
Grades | K-8
Type | Public Charter
# Students | 600 State | Illinois
Location Type | Suburban
Grades | K-8
Type | Public Charter
# Students | 390 State | Washington
Location Type | Urban
Grades | P-5
Type | Private
# Students | 233 mapping themes & process "We all work together exploring the constructivist approach to learning and support each other towards a common goal." "Building a green school is perhaps the only way to truly walk that talk." "The principal’s vision for this new school was vital to ensure the new curriculum was enhanced by the building systems." "Students were the most valuable contributors in terms of providing the ideas that made the building both functional and designed by and for them." "We use a systems thinking approach; nothing is studied in isolation; multiple perspectives are an essential component…" "The design of the school allows for outdoor interaction with windows, outdoor hallways, archways that pull the breeze through." "By using our campus for learning students interact with the green designs and understand what makes our buildings special and different." "…whenever we can engage a student to ask "why" and to see their questions explained and answered fuels the human mind to gain further knowledge." "This focus [green school design standards] has been extended to other projects in the district and led to greening the design guidelines for all new construction. " "We designed a green school to set a standard for the importance of green practices for the students and families within our community at large." "It is pleasure and a privilege to work at this school and know we make a difference in the environment." "The students know they are in a special school and they are very proud of what they do and what they have accomplished. Learning is fun and they have a sense that what they do is important." "Our students are learning how to live their future lives, and this principle [sustainability] will be critical to the success of their future society. " "They are making this thinking THE WAY TO THINK! They are teaching their parents and grandparents. " synthesizing a process “What we're missing are the roll-up studies of a green super-school: a collection of environmental, education, architectural, and operational best practices" Rachel Gutter, Director
USGBC Center for Green Schools
interview with Grist Magazine, April 2011 What comes first, a green building or green curriculum? Why? whole-school sustainability the incorporation of sustainability into all aspects of a school organization. Henderson & Tilbury (2004) Whole-school sustainability is an integrated context, consisting of: facility & site, educational program, and organizational culture. explore great examples of whole-school sustainability ❏ ❒ our approach green schools
that teach a school that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving energy, resources and money. Katharine Leigh Stephanie Barr What is the "whole-school"? M.A., LEED AP BD+C Ph.D. LEED AP BD+C Brian Dunbar M.Arch. LEED Faculty Green School Specialist
Institute for the Built Environment
Colorado State University Professor
Department of Design & Merchandising
Colorado State University Executive Director
Institute for the Built Environment
Professor Emeritus
Colorado State University Center for Green Schools thank Stephanie Barr
Katharine Leigh
Brian Dunbar M.A. LEED AP BD+C Phd. LEED AP BD+C M.Arch. LEED AP survey design The Willow School Pine Jog
Elementary Learning Gate
Community School Prairie Crossing
Charter School Bertschi
School Integrated approach = success Whole-school sustainability is a process. Whole-school sustainability harnesses a green school as an inspiring and transformational teaching tool. Dream. What possibilities are there for this school? Resources. What do you need to be successful? 1 2 3
You are a stakeholder in an existing public school in an urban community, and you want to implement whole-school sustainability. Scenario Now, what role will YOU play? http://ibe.colostate.edu/green_schools.aspx There are three components of whole-school sustainability programs: facility & site, educational program, and organizational culture. Whole-school sustainability is a process, following general principles which can be applied to any school. With whole-school sustainability, a green school can be an inspiring and transformational teaching tool. 1 2 3 Each school will have a process unique to its place. The unique aspects of place - environment, history, culture - should be celebrated. 267 14 5 141 education facilities certified by LEED PreK-8 LEED for Schools or New Construction Identified as practicing whole-school sustainability study participants values Barriers. What obstacles may you face? 1 organizational culture educational program facility & site design outcomes 2 3 destination you. 1 2 3 roadmap Why? Background Study Approach 4 School Stories 5 Findings 6 Interaction
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