The Lead Teacher Program: Green Chemistry PLC
August 12, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Beyond Benign’s approach to bringing sustainability into chemistry education is through fostering a professional learning community (PLC) of educators who collaborate together and cultivate green chemistry resources. The Lead Teacher Program, our K-12 PLC, is designed to develop and support teachers to take a leadership role in advancing sustainable science education as teacher trainers and presenters. As a part of this three-year program, participating teachers become ambassadors and experts in sustainable science and green chemistry. Ann Lambert, a teacher and department head who completed the lead teacher program, is a certified lead teacher and continues weave green chemistry education into her school. Her chemistry department at King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, MA has woven green chemistry education through a traditional, standards-based curriculum. Students write a “green chemistry connection” as a component of each lab report, and they also design and conduct their own, student-driven experiments that incorporate green chemistry connections. The Lead Teacher program works to empower, educate and equip educators to weave green chemistry into their teaching.
Chemistry Department Head and High School Chemistry Teacher, King Phillip Regional High School
Certified Lead Teacher, Beyond Benign