Workshop: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium          

Course ID - CTD0487a

Short Title: Awakening t/ Dreamer   

 Audience    Faculty
Length of Workshop:       7  hours (5 F-2-F hours and 2 post workshop hours)

By examining the core values and ways of seeing the world that are deeply embedded in our modern worldview, the Earth Literacy - Awakening the Dreamer Symposium will help participants rethink the "American Dream."  Participants will learn to shift focus away from material accumulation and unrestrained private interest to an appreciation for the ecosystems upon which we depend for life.  The aim of the symposium is to explore the assumptions that underlie the way we see the world and our place in it. Participants will consider what each of us can do - both individually and cooperatively - to move toward a more environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this Earth.

This 5-hour symposium is a multimedia, hands-on exploration of the current state of our planet through film, demonstration and discussion.  Participants will consider four questions:

•Where Are We? – an examination of the state of environmental, social and personal well-being

•How Did We Get Here? – tracing the root causes that lead to our current imbalance

•What’s Possible for the Future? – discovering new ways of relating with each other, with the Earth and looking at the emerging Movement for change

•Where Do We Go from Here? – considering the stand we want to take in the world and our personal and collective impact

Faculty can receive professional development credit of 7 hours for attending the symposium and writing a reflection paper or lesson plan that incorporates key concepts from the experience. Due to the director of the Earth Ethics Institute within three weeks of the Symposium

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.



As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  •  List two common environmentally unsustainable social, personal or business practices
  •  State at least one root cause of a threat to the environment and describe its effect on personal or social well-being
  •  Define the human relationship with Earth according to  the Pachamama Alliance
  •  Identify two or more personal or collective actions that can contribute to a more sustainable, personally fulfilling, and socially just world


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Course ID:CTD0487a 
Course Title: Awakening t/ Dreamer 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.