In a nutshell, there was not a strong interest in attending a workshop themselves, but a great deal of support for teacher training on the topic.
Familiarity versus ImportanceYou can see from the chart below that the Administrators as a group are somewhat familiar with sustainability (blue bars) and they believe the importance of embedding it into schools (red bars) rates higher than their familiarity.
This chart below shows that the highest rated areas they wanted to learn about were:
- Why it's important to teach sustainability
- How to embed it into all classes (not just science or STEM)
- What model schools are doing
We interpret this as the schools being in the toe-testing "Incubator" phase, wanting to learn more but not ready to commit significant time or resources.
This next chart shows the support the administrators thought would be most helpful for their schools:
- Sample lesson plans and materials
- Training for teachers
- Guest speakers
We are currently following this up with a Teacher Survey to get more detailed input from them regarding what they need and want.