Global Environmental Literacy
The Global Environmental Literacy Program at John P. Parker School
When students can master the science of analysis and investigation, they can learn that change is possible and be empowered to make it happen. Our new Global Environmental Literacy program incorporates innovative technology, problem-based learning and field excursions in student instruction so that they can build the skills to claim their place in global society.
What Does This Mean for Students?
Introduced for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades K-6, John P. Parker’s Global Environmental Literacy program provided opportunities for students to study real-world problems that impact local, national and global communities and, furthermore, learn to work together solve those problems.
John P. Parker School students benefit from:
- Programs that integrate the five components of global environmental literacy: Global Citizenship, Environmental Literacy, Health and Wellness, Service Learning and Digital Technology
- Learning experiences that make use of the school’s 13-acre campus, including the American Heart Association Teaching Garden and a greenhouse
- A challenging curriculum that builds the skills needed for critical thinking, advocacy and engagement
- Opportunities to explore a variety of career options through academic study, mentoring experiences and guest lectures
- Connections with students from around the world through videoconferencing, online communications and international travel
- A full-time Resource Coordinator who secures partners to provide mental, cognitive and character supports to help students succeed
- Daily blocks of 90 minutes of reading and mathematics instruction
- Regular art, music, technology and physical education classes
- Two preschool classes
- College preparatory magnet program for students in grades 4-6