Learning Labs are free, multi-disciplinary modules that introduce climate issues through the high school classroom and bring them to life in a student’s local landscape.
From Our Learning Lab Users
I just wanted to take a second to say “WOW!”…we are on day 3 of the new Climate change module and you all really did so great! As a climate researcher turned high school teacher, I can say that this module is top notch and so inclusive of all the materials needed to roll out a climate change module in my classroom!
While doing the (action project) one of the students said, “This is the only reason I come to school now”.
Students were engaged in their lessons when we used the learning labs. Most of the time students at my school are not fully engaged in their learning. Learning lab students had questions, they were reading and watching the videos and excited to begin working each day. My students work at their own pace and the learning labs really allowed for students to work that way. Students were able to spend as much as they needed on each step and the ones that went through quickly had enough to keep busy with that I could spend time with some students that were struggling.
My strongest impression of the Learning Lab is that students were very engaged. There were not many times in class when I was giving presentations or providing direct instruction. Students learned through research, discussion, role-playing, experimentation, application, and reflection.
Unlock your access to the modules by first reviewing our teaching method! Learn our three lens approach to environmental issues, how to connect with local stakeholders to make your lessons have greater impact, and how to design climate action projects to give your students a powerful voice in their community.
We just launched a NEW Learning Lab: Agriculture & Climate Change.
Educators: Register for Learning Lab (below) by December 15, 2022 to receive a $300 stipend* to implement TCI’s climate change modules into your high school curriculum.
*U.S. and territories only, valid for the first 100 high school teachers who sign-up. Must be implemented within the 2022-2023 school year to be eligible. Once you submit the form, you will receive an email from TCI’s Director of Programs and Outreach, Leia Lowery, regarding next steps!
How it works
- Fill out the form and the TCI Method Teacher Modules Guide (PDF document) will be available for immediate download
- Complete the three Teacher Modules which will just take minutes of your time to complete and will arm you with the background on how to approach incorporating Learning Lab into your classroom.
- Upon completion of the Teacher Modules, you receive access to our seven Learning Lab Modules: Renewable Energy, Invasive Species, Sea Level Rise, Floods & Droughts, Wildfires, Climate Impacts & Solutions with En-ROADS, & Climate Justice & Equity. These modules include week-by-week lesson plans, resources and student activity guides!