The SEMIS Coalition facilitates school-community partnerships to develop students as citizen-stewards of healthy ecological-social systems.
ECOJUSTICE & PLACE BASED EDUCATION
The work of SEMIS is based on an EcoJustice framework that recognizes that social and environmental justice are not separate; they share the same cultural roots.
- The EcoJustice Education framework has two primary strands:
Cultural/Ecological Analysis: Students conducting a deep analysis of the cultural foundations of social and environmental problems, exploring how they share the same cultural roots.
- Community-Based Education: Students engaged in identifying community assets and problems, exploring beliefs, behaviors, traditions, knowledge and skills that lead to a smaller ecological footprint and toward more sustainable communities.
SEMIS Students, Teachers and Community Partners explore issues of social and environmental justice through learning focused on:
- Critical Analysis & Inquiry
- Collaborative Problem-Solving
- Action, Advocacy, & Empowerment
The SEMIS Coalition provides a structured sequence for ongoing adult learning within the EcoJustice, Place-Based framework.
Influenced by leading research in teacher learning, adult development, and school reform, SEMIS offers opportunities for coaching and mentoring, coalition building, school reform consultation, collaborative assessment, and curriculum co-development.
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