2024 KCP Application
Lessons That Matter LLC
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Carbon Sinks (Natural & Engineered)
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Transport and Mobility
Project Summary / Description:
In October of 2018, we founded Lessons That Matter. This is our way to make a difference in the health of our planet using the skills we developed over our successful teaching careers. We create lessons that matter. We believe in integrated lessons that blend math and science to promote a deep understanding of both disciplines. Our lessons are STEM-centered, arise from our backgrounds in science and math, and develop a critical thinking approach for problems and solutions needed for today's world. By incorporating the critical thinking and concepts of both disciplines into lessons that engage students, we have found increased student understanding and retention of tested concepts and skills. We provide in-person and online staff development that empowers teachers to guide students as they strengthen their math and science skills. Our staff development is designed to develop college readiness through research-based practices. Our lessons teach required math and science objectives through transferrable strategies. All of these high-interest lessons are created and taught through an environmental lens, particularly climate change, providing hope and inspiring students to make a positive change in their world.
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Impact on Underrepresented Groups:
Students are keenly aware of the threat of climate change but do not always have enough information to act or adequately communicate to those in power. We work with teachers of high school students, especially students in the Advanced Placement classes of Statistics and Biology. Our trainings introduce teachers to new lessons that focus on climate change, but do so through the curriculum students must master for credit in these college level classes. We strive to develop lessons within their required content that open up discussions in the classroom, change personal behavior, and inspire action that supports solutions to issues related to climate change.
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