Active DPS Curriculum Initiatives
Sustainability Curriculum – Curriculum for Sustainability
STUDENTS: 100% of schools have at least 1 annual sustainability project-based learning opportunity.
STAFF: 50% of science teachers participate in an annual professional development on climate and sustainability.
Creating a sustainability curriculum involves first educating staff on best practices and the science of sustainability. Part of staff onboarding will involve a sustainability module to ensure all new people come in with the same knowledge as existing staff. Beyond internal education, DPS will seek out outside expertise through field trips, partnerships, and job shadowing.
Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
Career Exploration – Green Career Opportunities
5-Year Goal: Of all students participating in work-based learning, 20% or more of students will explore/engage in activities that promote careers in sustainability.
DPS students will find increased availability of sustainability-based career opportunities. These opportunities will come from career and technical education programs, internship availability, and career partnerships. Career fairs will feature sustainability options along with mobile fairs to ensure younger students are aware of available career paths in sustainability. Allowing students to explore careers and technical learning in sustainability areas ensures sustainability exists beyond the classroom.
North High School