ERIC Number: EJ967542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Sustainability as a Learning Tool
Shiver, Steven M.; Dale, John R.
Educational Facility Planner, v45 n3 p11-13 2011
Implementation of user interfaces designed to explain sustainable practices and provide opportunities for integration into curriculum include the new Renton Secondary Learning Center near Seattle, Washington. The Renton Secondary Learning Center (RSLC) builds upon a "Continuum of Services" to expand offerings and opportunities for students in alternative educational programs that are currently housed in separate and deteriorating buildings. Designed to support a variety of learning modalities, RSLC is a highly flexible and environmentally sensitive educational facility that will serve as a teaching tool about environmental responsibility for students, faculty and the community at large--providing an integrated, project-based learning environment in which staff will be working as a team to identify each student's unique needs and students will be empowered to grow and mature.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Centers (Classroom), Secondary Education, Student Needs, Environmental Education, Educational Facilities Design, Nontraditional Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Washington