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Climate Action Pedagogy

  Registration Opens June 1  

Climate Action Pedagogy (CAP)

3-Day Design Sprints with OLT Faculty Development and 100 Faculty

Save the date for our pilot CAP sprint!

Wednesday, August 17 to Friday, August 19, 2022

Spaces limited to 25 participants.



15% discount for groups of 10 or more and repeat sprinters (limit of one discount per group/institution)

Registration details coming soon. Spaces are limited. OLT Community Members will receive early access to registration on May 31st. New dates will be added soon.

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CAP Design Sprints

Over the course of three days, sprinters will participate in a primarily asynchronous cohort learning experience. Each participant will work toward creating or redesigning ONE teaching artifact (e.g., assignment, lesson plan, online discussion prompt, assessment, etc.) to infuse climate action resources into your existing course content. 


CAP will take place in the Mighty Networks platform. Pilot sprinters will have access to facilitators and peers in this community of practice. Live sessions include

  • an optional kickoff welcome meeting in Zoom Tuesday, 8/16 at 4pm ET

  • three co-working sessions in Zoom

    • Wednesday, 8/17 at 6pm ET

    • Thursday, 8/18 at 1pm ET

    • Friday, 8/19 at 8am ET

Sprinters will retain access to CAP content in perpetuity and also be enrolled in the larger OLT Community in Mighty Networks where they can continue collaborating after the sprint ends. Formal facilitation will take place over the specific three-day period.

Tentative Daily Schedule



  • Introduction to Mighty Networks

  • Using the feed for accountability and connection

  • Notion and Google Docs project templates

Day 1: Envision
  • Introduction to emergent strategy

  • Goal-setting

  • Identifying required resources

  • Learner Experience Design (starting with empathy)

  • Introduction to Project Regeneration's NEXUS content

  • Welcome from Project Regeneration's Executive Director, Samantha Wright

  • Optional Zoom co-working session

Day 2: Create
  • Example artifact review

  • Inclusion and accessibility

  • Pedagogical partnerships

  • Developing your artifact

  • Optional Zoom co-working session

Day 3: Reflect
  • Noticing and naming your process

  • Hopes and fears

  • Celebrating goodness

  • Sharing via OER

  • Optional Zoom co-working session

CAP Resources

CAP will utilize content from a climate action organization called Project Regeneration, and we are happy to share that Project Regeneration will be generously donating copies of their book to our pilot design sprint participants. Project Regeneration’s mission is to end climate change in one generation. They host a comprehensive, engaging, and accessible collection of climate action resources called NEXUS which CAP learners will be utilizing to create their artifacts. Learners will also have a chance to hear from Samantha Wright, Executive Director of Project Regeneration, during the sprint.

CAP Audience

While CAP will primarily focus on supporting higher education faculty in redesigning an existing course artifact to include climate action content, we welcome all educators including instructional designers, non-instructional staff, and K-12 educators. Facilitators will happily work with you to adapt the sprint to your unique needs.

Time Investment

Plan to invest 1-2 hours per day over the course of three days on your CAP work. Our vision is grounded in the power of small shifts to create big changes, so we encourage you to balance rest with action, seeking help from your facilitators to identify your priorities.


CAP’s Vision

Climate Action Pedagogy (CAP) will build capacity for climate action through the power of supporting and developing faculty in modifying their existing curriculum and pedagogical choices. Both faculty and students will benefit in shifting from states of anxiety and hopelessness to action and purpose. Studies show that a self-transcendent purpose can improve academic self-regulation. Finally, many higher education institutions have been grappling with how to significantly address climate concerns. This model uses our existing primary mission of teaching and learning to provide a low-risk, high-reward path forward. CAP aims to benefit faculty, students, institutions, and ultimately, the good of humanity and our planet.


CAP’s Guiding Philosophy

Pedagogy alone cannot fix the massive ills of this world. And, our pedagogies and classrooms are spaces where we can imagine and create a more colorful, inclusive, life-affirming world. Both of these are true, and it is into this paradox that we will dive together. CAP is grounded in principles of emergent strategy, focusing on the power of small actions to create widespread change. We will work together to harness the power of small. We will do what we can where we are. We will honor our limitations while we work toward a brighter future. We will hold systems and institutions accountable as we gather groups of individuals into communities of power and grace. 


Registration details coming soon. Spaces are limited.

OLT Community Members will receive early access to registration on May 31st. New dates will be added soon.

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