An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Home Students Faculty & Staff Community EDUCATION Greening the College Organic Gardens services Resources


 

 
 
  Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities

 

 

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) in partnership with the
Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) has been leading the way in introducing and establishing SENCER (Sciene Education and New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) at the college.

In the summer of 2013 EEI sent two representatives to the SENCER Summer Institute
to guide our approach in incorporating the SENCER ideals in
EEI’s Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) Learning Network.

In the fall of 2013, EEI developed and offered a professional development workshop
Experiential Learning and the SENCER Approach for MDC faculty introducing SENCER
and various civic engagement opportunities available through our community partners.
This workshop allowed EEI to begin developing a SENCER community of practice at MDC. 

EEI repeated the workshop in Spring 2014 and developed a second workshop
SENCER and Working with Community Partners to to further grow our SENCER community
and strengthen its ties to our GSELS project.


SENCER is a nation-wide program that successfully integrates civic engagement into the STEM classroom.

SENCER is sponsored by National Science Foundation and National Center for Science and Civic Engagement,
among others.

SENCER offers a proven method for incorporating civic engagement and experiential learning in the STEM classroom, as well as assessment tools.  Visit the SENCER website.

Students and faculty report that the SENCER approach makes science more real, accessible, useful and civically important—in short, the SENCER program can transform the STEM classroom into a crucible where the civic leaders of tomorrow are forged today. 

PLEASE EXPLORE The Earth Ethics Institute Sustainability and SENCER Challenge

 

 


Global Sustainability 
Earth Literacy Studies
Course Assessment Pilot Fall 2013

 

 


The Earth Ethics Institute Sustainability and SENCER Challenge


Sustainability and SENCER Challenge Application

 

 

Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Miami Dade College • 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Room 3506-11, Miami, FL 33132-2204 • t: 305-237-3796 • f: 305-237-7724