eeCourse: Managing Controversy - Strategies for Teaching Environmental Issues and Topics (Fall 2024)

Do you want to increase your understanding of and skills in how to investigate and evaluate environmental issues and topics with your learners?

The course models a variety of effective strategies educators can use to assist learners in exploring and seeking responsible courses of action toward the resolution of environmental issues. Participants will explore how to effectively teach about environmental issues and topics, and will start to develop their own classroom and/or program plans and outlines about teaching environmental issues and/or topics - with an emphasis on local issues.  This 8-week course is designed to require 12-15 hours of active participation and work and is made up of 5 modules including:

  • Module 1: Why teach controversial environmental issues and topics?
  • Module 2: Role of the educator in addressing environmental issues and topics
  • Module 3: 5 step process for investigating environmental issues
  • Module 4: Managing conflict
  • Module 5: Making a plan for exploring controversial issues and topics

Although learning is self paced, there is a suggested timeline of completion for each module.

1.0 continuing education credit hours can be earned through this course through Colorado School of Mines.

Supervisors interested in enrolling multiple staff can receive a discount of one free registration for every three registrations! Email Lisa Eadens at [email protected] for more details and to receive a registration code.

Registration for Fall 2024 will be open August 1 - September 18, 2024. The term begins September 23 and all assignments are due by November 15, 2024. 


September 23rd, 2024 9:00 AM to November 15th, 2024 5:00 PM
Denver, CO 80203
United States
Phone: 303-273-9527
Event Fee(s)
Course Fee
CAEE Member $75.00
Non-Member $125.00