David T. Sobel, MEd

Core Faculty
Department of Education

Project Director
Antioch New England Institute

Professional Experience

Director, Teacher Certification Programs
1997 to present
Education Department
Antioch New England Graduate School

Program director for teacher preparation programs. Co-director of CO-SEED, the Community Based School Environmental Education program–an initiative to create model ecological literacy schools in New Hampshire. Coordinator for transition team to bring the Center for Environmental Education to Antioch New England.

Chairperson, Education Department
1983 to 1997
Antioch New England Graduate School

Responsibilities included directing and managing a graduate education program for 175 Master’s Degree candidates with concentrations in the Integrated Day approach, Waldorf Education, Science and Environmental Education, Critical Skills and Professional Development. Major tasks include budget development and management, writing and administering grant programs, hiring faculty, program development, recruitment, internship development and student advising. Courses taught include Human Development, Conceptual Development and Learning Theory, Curriculum Theory, Education in a Social and Political Context, Problem-Solving Science for the Elementary Classroom, Environmental Interpretation, Teaching Controversial Issues, and Ecology of Imagination in Childhood.

Project Director
Know Nukes Institute: A Training Program for Northern New England Secondary School Teachers

Responsibilities included coordination of a U.S. Department of Energy grant project ($27,000) and two National Science Foundation grant projects ($68,000 & $90,000) to educate teachers to introduce the nuclear power controversy in secondary school curriculum. Numerous teacher workshops and conference presentations in relation to nuclear power and controversial issues education.

Core Faculty, Education & Environmental Studies
1977 – 1986
Antioch New England Graduate School

Responsibilities included teaching courses, internship supervision and student advising. Additional courses taught included Nature Writing, Mathematics Curriculum in the Elementary School, Cape Cod Study Trip, Introduction to Teaching, Winter Field Ecology, Environmental Education and Philosophy of Education.

Curriculum Coordinator
Yankee Lands: A Land Use Curriculum Project

Responsibilities included teacher training, curriculum design and production, dissemination of curriculum material developed from the Office of Environmental Education grant ($90,000). The project focused on the development of a land use curriculum for New England secondary school teachers.

Co-founder, Director, Teacher
The Harrisville School, Harrisville, NH

Responsibilities included all facets of teaching and administration. The school served children ages three through eight and was contracted by the Town of Harrisville to provide a public kindergarten program.