Center for Ecoliteracy communications director Lisa Bennett and executive director Thena Robinson-Mock, J.D., of the Rethinkers student group in New Orleans will present at the 68th annual conference of ASCD in Chicago March 16–18.
Their multimedia, interactive session, based on the Center's 2012 book Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence, will present an inspiring new model of education that takes the cultivation of emotional and social intelligence as its foundation and extends it outward to integrate ecological intelligence.
Participants will receive examples of classroom experiences that foster the five practices of ecoliteracy described in the book, coauthored with Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence.
ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) comprises 140,000 superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 134 countries. It provides a wide range of programs, products, and expert solutions in support of professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership. ASCD is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.
Lisa Bennett is former communications director of the Center for Ecoliteracy (www.ecoliteracy.org) and a former fellow at Harvard University's Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is coauthor of the Center's book Ecoliterate: How Educators Are Cultivating Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligence (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and is a contributor to the Center's Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability (Watershed Media, 2009).