Educating for a Sustainable Future
August 2017
Jaimie P. Cloud

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Educating for a Sustainable Future

The Cloud Institute’s Summer Curriculum Design Studio

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

August 06, 2017 – August 11, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Jaimie P. Cloud
Materials Fee:
Plus accommodations
SM17-3605-246Jaimie P. Cloud,

The Education for Sustainability (EfS) framework is an evidence-based, transformative learning process developed by the Cloud Institute. It is based on systems thinking, sustainable economics, and the science of sustainability.

Instead of teaching kids about sustainability, it teaches them the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of mind required to become responsible citizens who can achieve economic prosperity and restore the health of all living systems.

In this 5-day design studio, educators, administrators, and program designers learn how to design and embed EfS into curriculum, assessments, and programs.

In a structured context, you get access to expertise, coaching, resources, and tools to design elegant curricula for classroom use, create protocols for professional development, or lay out action plans to implement EfS in schools and communities.

Through working sessions, learning circles, coaching, peer review, and optional workshops, you are supported as you create and develop units and protocols that educate for sustainability.

Scholarships are available; see Sustainable Living Workshops application at

Continuing Education
  • WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) +$50
More Information

$33 materials fee; include when you register.

Please download and review this welcome packet that includes information on how to prepare for the course.

Things to Bring:
  • A laptop with a memory stick (if you have one)

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course. For a more detail workshop schedule, please download and review the program welcome packet:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Jaimie P. Cloud

Jaimie P. Cloud is founder and president of the Cloud Institute and author of the Education for Sustainability framework. She works with educators, administrators, and school boards to design and facilitate professional development programs and directs the development of curricula for K-12 and higher education.