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Will Rogers Elementary School | LEED Certified | Photo: Ralph Cole Photography

Will Rogers Elementary School

K-12 sustainability curriculum

Learning Lab is an online education platform for K-12 teachers and school leaders to access lessons, activities and resources that encourage student leadership, sustainability literacy and real-world action. An annual subscription includes access to over 600 hands-on lessons from respected K-12 sustainability curriculum designers and educators. Explore free courses on Learning Lab or purchase a subscription.

Tools and resources

Access supplemental resources to enhance the instructional materials found on Learning Lab, accelerate sustainability literacy and meet professional goals.

Standards alignment

Review Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, supported by lessons on Learning Lab. View the “Assess” tab within each lesson for more detail.

Common Core State Standards | Next Generation Science Standards

Foundations of Green Building

View a roadmap for using lessons within Learning Lab to develop foundational knowledge of green building. Using the LEED green building rating system as a framework, Foundations of Green Building outlines grade-level-appropriate knowledge targets, and the curricular resources to meet them. Schools targeting LEED certification for their facilities can use these spreadsheets to identify content to help them achieve the School As a Teaching Tool innovation credit.

Grades K-2 | Grades 3-6 | Grades 7-12

Greening K-12 schools

Explore related professional courses in USGBC’s online course catalog about strategies to make learning environments and schools more sustainable.

Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program

The Green Classroom Professional Certificate Program is an online course that provides educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces. Upon completion, you’ll be able to recognize, adopt, and implement practices that keep teachers and students focused, alert and ready to learn. Receive a discount when you purchase one or more Learning Lab subscriptions and access to the Green Classroom Professional certificate program. Learn more and request an invoice.

Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools equips supporters to educate students about global sustainability and deepen learning by acting in their communities through educational resources, professional learning networks, and industry-recognized tools.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed implementing and sharing these lessons over the school year and I believe they could be a great resource for years to come." — Kindergarten Teacher, Baltimore

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