Estella Owoimaha-Church

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California

Estella Owoimaha-Church - a Global Teacher Prize Finalist (2017) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Task Force Ambassador - holds a M.A. in Education: Language Arts & Literacy from Loyola Marymount University and a B.A. in African-American Studies: Urban Education from California State University, Northridge. She teaches theatre in Los Angeles, helping youth to employ performing arts as a community service tool. Mrs. Church is also an education consultant, as well as a reading, curriculum and pathway specialist. Though in the classroom full time, Estella remains active with several community organizations, including Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

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School: Hawthorne High School

Our Projects

Week One Research Findings

Students worked in groups of 4 as experts (expert groups), analyzing articles pertaining to climate change. Once done, they broke into new groups (share out groups) to share out the information they learned from previous groups. By the end of the week, students, among share out groups, synthesized their findings to create a one-pager answer week one's question, "What is climate change?"

 

 

Week Two Research Findings

Very similar to week one, students worked in groups of 4 as experts (expert groups), analyzing articles pertaining to causes and effects of climate change. Once done, they broke into new groups (share out groups) to share out the information they learned from previous groups. By the end of the week, students, among share out groups, synthesized their findings to create a one-pager answer week two's question, "What are the causes and effects of climate change?"

Week Three Research Findings

Students completed group research on possible actions related to climate change. Findings included the Kyoto agreement, youth suing their governments, the work of citizen scientists, and prioritizing education and awareness.

Video coming soon!

Mixed Media Projects & Guest, Naomi Volain

Students will work on completing mixed media projects that adress three questions:

  1. What is climate change?
  2. What are causes and effects of climate change?
  3. How can we take action.

This week, students will also have the chance to speak with special guest Naomi Volain, Top 10 Global Teacher Prize finalist and science teacher.

Videos, images, and student work to come.

Visit from Nomi Volain & Call to Canada

During week three, we had the pleasure of welcoming Naomi Volain, Global Teacher Prize finalist. She spoke of climate change and how students can become citizen scientist.

 

We also got a chance to chat with Sean Robinson's kids in Vancouver, Canada.

 

#ClimateActionP Movie coming soon.


Impressions

Impressions from Hawthorne, CA