Teaching Green

Teaching Green

Teaching Green | Being Green | Living Green

Teaching green encompasses curriculum and instruction for students and professional development for educators. We strive to implement environmental literacy in all content areas for all stakeholders. Here we focus on the section of the first objective of the Green Schools Application: Use of the Environment as a Context for Learning.

What have we been doing lately?

Curriculum Connections


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Celebrations Galore

Annual Science Expos

Curriculum Support

Bay Connections

This page, full of links to the habitats of the bay and kids' eco pages, is one of many path finders students access through the Media Center page while doing research.

Opening the Door to the Outdoor Classroom (PPT)

We integrated the Smith Center’s professional development tool, Opening the Door to the Outdoor Classroom PPT; Claire Gardner’s PPT Teaching Techniques for Outdoor Education, and Cedar Grove’s Summer School presentation, No Child Left Inside. Again, this is a tool we have amended and shared to encourage staff to take their students outside to extend curriculum.

Taking our Students Outside PPT

This presentation shows how easy it is to integrate classroom curriculum content with outdoor activities that enrich and extend instruction and to make connections using our outdoor resources.

The Cedar Grove Permission Slip

A parental consent form which incorporates safety rules and the idea of going outside for science lab activities regardless of the weather.

Curriculum Extensions

Discovery Bags

Chesapeake Classroom

What happens when four Cedar Grove Teachers learn about Our Bay? (with special thanks to Michael Jackson)
The first staff trip to the Bay, and all results which came from that experience.

Professional Development: Outdoor Education

A team of Cedar Grove teachers spent a week with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation discovering how we impact the health of the bay, and how we can bring our new knowledge back to our school community.

Professional Development: 2011 MAEOE Conference Presentation

A team of MCPS staff, including Lee Derby, Lori Rolston, Claire Gardner, and Karina Hirschhorn presented a session on how Maryland educators can bring their classrooms outside.

2009 Agenda; 2010 Agenda

Documentation of our pre-service staff development days

Grade level binder cover and sample Green Kids Core Lessons, distributed to grade level teachers.

We created and distributed binders for each teacher. Here are a few sample lessons copied and placed in those binders.