This session is the first of two offered this year by the TESOL Environmental Responsibility Forum. If you’re a TESOL member and you would like to join the forum, please email me your name and member ID and I’ll add you to our list. In this session, eight presenters shared activities for bringing the environment into the English language classroom. The session was a great success, thanks to the work of all of our presenters!
Here are some of the materials that presenters used and / or referred to during their sessions:
- Donna Obenda shared an activity that uses glogs to engage students with sustainability. PPT | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3
- Beth Russell talked about using Orion Magazine to bring environmental issues into the English language classroom. PPT | Handouts
- Valerie Jakar told us about some activities she had done, including one using the book Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman. PPT coming soon
- Susan Crowley shared materials for addressing issues related to food and nutrition. PPT
- Krista Bittenbender Royal discussed an activity for teaching the rhetoric of greenwashing. PPT and handouts
- Earlene Gentry talked about a number of ideas for bringing environmental issues into the classroom in an Egyptian context. PPT
- Anthony Lavigne shared an idea for using TED talks to engage students with global and environmental issues. PPT | Handout
- Julie Vorholt introduced us to her NGO fact sheet and elevator pitch activities. PPT
Finally, please see this handout for contact information for each of the presenters.