Beyond Benign

Online Courses

k12 online courses

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 from Colorado School of Mines (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.

online courses

Introduction to Green Chemistry for High School Teachers

Looking for course that will support NGSS integration in your high school science & engineering class?

Also are you looking to infuse how science and technology are creating solutions to environmental challenges?

As a bonus how about techniques to make your classroom safer both you and your students?

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and resources 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.

June 8, 2020-August 3, 2020

$450 to enroll + $135 (optional) for 3 graduate credits

Register by May 22, 2020:      http://bit.ly/IntroGCOnline2020

*WA teachers(download flyer) are eligible to half off registration sponsored by WA Dept of Ecology

**Full scholarships are available for a limited number of teachers from under resourced school districts.

Email info@beyondbenign.org for more information.

Advanced Green Chemistry: Connections to Our World

Ready to take green chemistry to the next level in your classroom?

Have you already started replacing your labs with safer materials?

Are you looking to expand your students horizons and support their project based learning and invention in the 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.

June 15, 2020- July 27, 2020

$450 to enroll + $135 ( optional) for 3 graduate credits

Register by May 22, 2020: http://bit.ly/Advancedgconline2020

*WA teachers (download flyer) are eligible for half off registration sponsored by WA Department of Ecology

**Full scholarships are available for a limited number of teachers from under resourced school districts.

Email info@beyondbenign.org for more information.

"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