Our online courses are offered to teachers each summer in 6-8 week go-at-your-own-pace format. Both courses have optional graduate education credits available (3 graduate level credits). Courses are taught by Beyond Benign Lead Teachers who have extensive experience teaching green chemistry in their classroom and developing green chemistry curriculum.
Introduction to Green Chemistry for High School Teachers
Looking to create a safer more engaging learning environment for your students? This course will equip you to integrate green chemistry principles and practices into your classroom by teaching through real-world sustainable innovations. Develop safer labs and lessons aligned to your local standards in an interactive online environment that allows you to go at your own pace.
Advanced Green Chemistry: Connections to Our World
Ready to take green chemistry to the next level in your classroom? In this course you will expand your knowledge of green chemistry principles and practices by analyzing Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award technologies. In addition, you will investigate the pedagogy for effective guidance of student-based research projects and inquiry-based projects.
"The activity I most enjoyed completing was the implementation outline. Never before in an education course have I been required to make a specific plan to implement what I learned, and I think it will be extremely helpful in improving my practice. I feel a lot less stressed out about integrating green chemistry into my curriculum after completing the activities in this course."
- 2016 Green Chemistry in the High School On-line Course Participant