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Mike Johnston Pre-Con - Education for a Sustainable Future

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AASSA Educators’ Conference 2012

Mike Johnston

"Education for a Sustainable Future"



Presenter Name: Mike Johnston

School/Organization: United World College Southeaast Asia (Singapore) 

Presenter Contact Info--Email: mjo@uwcsea.edu.sg



Presentation Description: The purpose of this pre-conference is to provide teachers, administrators, schools and communities with the tools to be able to tackle global issues, environmental education and community service effectively. Educators will come away from this course both inspired to create change, and with the ideas and resources to be able to make a difference within their school, locally and internationally. One teacher, one student, one school, and one community at a time we change the human condition toward creating a positive future for all humanity.
Participants will:

  • Understand what sustainability education is
  • Know how they can integrate global issues and sustainability into their schools/classrooms through: ◦Participating in and leading examples of hands-on lessons
    • Seeing examples of what other schools/teachers have done
  • Create an action plan for implementing global issues and sustainability into their schools/classrooms that identifies: ◦Ways to “green” their school/classroom
    • Opportunities for integrating global issues and sustainability into curriculum
    • Prospects for creating action and service partnerships


Date: Wednesday, March 14 & Thursday, March 15, 2012


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Presenter Bio:

Mike is the middle school principal at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. He has co-created an educational movement known as EduCare. EduCare helps lead schools towards better environmental, global issues and service learning education. Mr. Johnston has presented in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia at conferences on the topic of Global Issues and Environmental education. He has empowered students and teachers in the places he has worked such as Canada, Scotland, Mexico, Russia, Qatar and Singapore to know they really can make a difference in the world. He has lead workshops for teachers and administrators around the world on sustainability, global curriculum K-12 and how service learning should not just be what you do, but who you are as a school. Mr. Johnston has coordinated week without walls trips, sustainable community service projects and countless environmental actions and programs. He brought the global issues network to both Moscow and Doha, including coordinating two NESA region network conferences in 2009 and 2010 and looks forward to hosting the global issues network in Singapore at UWC in 2012. He has dedicated much of his time to not only ensuring students are properly prepared for the world’s most pressing issues but that they have the skills and desire to take action to make a difference.

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