2013 Portland Summer Sustainability Institute

Universal Design Environments: Best Practices in Sustainability

June 24th – 28th, 2013 and Friday, August 23, 2013
Portland, Oregon

Are you a high school or college instructor interested in adding and integrating sustainability into your curricula? Are you teaching in fields related to design, build or operations in Oregon, Idaho, Washington or northern California?

Join us for the 2013 Portland Summer Sustainability Institute (SSI) presenting leading-edge speakers and strategies in design, building and operations with a focus on Universal Design and its applications. With an aging American population intent on remaining independent and with injured veterans returning home, we present a timely training opportunity for educators.

Hosted by Portland Community College (PCC) with funding from the National Science Foundation, the 2013 Portland Summer Sustainability Institute is a five-day training event for educators in technical fields that design, operate and build for aging, veteran and disabled communities - or those interested in learning more. PCC's Technical Education program in Landscaping, Operations, Construction and Architectural Design/ Drafting/Interior Design (LOCATE) supports instructors in these fields to develop and update their curriculum in order to prepare students for careers related to green building.

The SSI concludes with a one-day Summit on Friday, August 23, at which participants will submit their curriculum changes and receive additional support and resources for their course revisions. Participants will receive all necessary course materials and a stipend of $500 upon their completion of the SSI.

Interested in applying?

High school, community college and university instructors from Oregon, Idaho, Washington or northern California who are teaching in fields related to green building are invited to apply for this professional development opportunity. Those accepted attend the SSI at no cost and receive a $500 stipend upon completion. (Out-of-region applicants will be considered based on availability.)

No prerequisites are required and CEUs can be arranged.

Travel costs are not included, but hotel lodging will be reserved and covered for out-of-town guests from Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27. Several meals are also provided throughout the week.

Participants will be chosen based on their ability to attend all of the SSI, the quality of their course revision proposals and the relevancy of the SSI to their disciplines, recognizing the need to have a fair distribution across disciplines, institutions, and states.

For more information, contact us at:

Heidi Sickert, Project Director, heidi.sickert #-# pcc .#. edu, 971.722.4465

Todd Sanders, Grant Director, tsanders #-# pcc .#. edu, 971.722.4654