No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.

-President Barack Obama, 2015 State of the Union Address

One Step is a video broadcast and curriculum for grades 4-12 that informs and inspires students to take action to reduce their carbon footprint and be stewards of the planet's resources.

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Fresh Content Weekly

On an app or website, videos feature climate and environmental science topics and innovative solutions.

Cross-curricular content

Lesson plans, projects, crafts, experiments, and much more to support learning.

In-person, hybrid, or virtual

Teachers and students have access 24/7 from mobile devices or computers.

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STEAM Focus

Students are the leaders of tomorrow. But they can be part of the solution TODAY. Teaching about climate and environmental science is the first step. One Step videos and lessons bring STEAM to life with content that inspires action.

5E Lesson Plans
5E Lesson Plans

Aligned to NGSS and other state science standards for Grades 4-12.

Academic Discussions
Academic Discussions

Class Talk prompts to guide rich discussions about the videos and topics. Cross-curricular discussions for language arts, math, social sciences, history.

English Learner Supports
English Learner Supports

Concepts and vocabulary explained and defined with visuals and animations. Scaffolded to support comprehension.

Science Concepts & Innovative Technology
Science Concepts & Innovative Technology

Learn the science at school; see the science at work in the world! One Step videos feature innovative technology solving world problems.

Projects & Pledges
Projects & Pledges

Engage students with individual, family, and schoolwide projects to understand and promote sustainability and stewardship.

Community Service Engagement
Community Service Engagement

Organize a beach cleanup, raise funds for reforestation, or engage the community – get students involved!

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Who can participate?

Any district or school with students in grades 4-12; with a minimum of 20 students and at least one teacher. Participants need access to a cell phone or computer with internet access.

What does it involve?

Your teachers and students will be given free access to the app and website to try out the program, test the features, and provide feedback about the content, bugs, and user experience.The beta test can be done remotely for online or hybrid classrooms. All feedback will be provided via online forms.

When does this start and for how long?

We expect BETA TESTING to begin in March 2021 for 4 weeks.

How do I sign up?

Schedule a demo to get more info and sign up. Contact oneStep@ballard-tighe.com if you have questions.

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  • Aerofarms
  • Carbon be gone
  • Drink the Fog
  • Flower Power
  • Home Biogas
  • Plant Trees Save Lives
  • Plastic Roads
  • Plastic soup
  • Thirsty for change
  • Vortex

Understanding Human

Impact on Earth

Carbon Footprint •Sustainability • Conservation • Clean Energy • Deforestation• Ocean Acidification •Biodiversity • Ocean Cleanup • Ecosystems • Water Scarcity • Weather • Environmental Pollution • Waste Management

Water
Water
5R
5Rs
Energy
Energy
Engagement
Engagement

Track Your Activity

Individual and schoolwide dashboard tracks engagement – motivates your whole school towards creating a sustainable environment. Students are encouraged to conserve water, energy, and practice the 5Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse, Rot.

 Daily reminders
Daily reminders to reinforce sustainable habits for a carbon-reduced lifestyle.
Dashboard tracks
Dashboard tracks your activity over time. Choose individual or schoolwide view.
Dashboard tracks
Dashboard tracks your activity over time. Choose individual or schoolwide view.

for a better tomorrow

Episodes feature green solutions & technology that save lives and bring hope to impoverished regions.

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Meet the Hosts

Joshwayy Smith
Joshwayy Smith
Joshwayy is a host, motivational speaker, and advocate to make this world a better place. His journey across the nation has given him an appreciation of nature, from the busy city of Washington D.C., the tropical state of Florida, the mountains of North Carolina, the plains of Kentucky, and now the sandy shores of California. As the host of One Step Joshwayy is leading the way to inspire students to do our part for a better tomorrow!
Laura-May Abron
Laura-May Abron
Laura-May Abron is a French-US science communicator, artist, and environmental advocate from Paris. She studied music in Paris, art in London, and astronomy and astrophysics at the Paris Observatory— one of the world’s longest-running observatories. She has appeared as a guest astrophysics expert on shows, been published in the Griffith Observer, runs a group to engage women in science, and writes for science shows. She has been involved in environmental advocacy since 2003 and enjoys tornado, aurora, and eclipse-chasing in her spare time.

Frequently Asked Questions

One Step is a video-based app for grades 4-12 that supports a schoolwide initiative to raise awareness about environmental science and climate change. The program delivers weekly video episodes that focus on global issues caused by human impact on Earth, inspirational stories of people and companies who are fighting to solve these issues, innovative technology, and ways students can take action to ensure a sustainable future. Students and teachers access the videos and the associated lessons, projects, and action items via a mobile app or on a computer through a web browser. Teachers can incorporate One Step content in their regular curriculum as it fits the themes and standards requirements either individually or in coordination with fellow teachers across subjects.

Your students are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. They are the caretakers and stewards of our planet’s resources. Shaping a generation that cares about how these resources are used and sustained is the best hope we have for tomorrow. According to a poll done by NPR, 84 percent of parents and 86 percent of teachers believe that schools should teach about climate change. When you implement One Step in your school, you are encouraging your staff and students to be engaged citizens who are stewards of Earth’s resources. You are contributing to future solutions that are needed to support our planet. The school dashboard tracks the activities and engagement of all your students, so you can see the impact of your teachers, students, and campuses towards building a better tomorrow. One Step also supports STEM and English language arts learning by introducing students to scientific concepts, new technologies, and content specific vocabulary. Whether students are learning at home or in a classroom, One Step supplements existing middle and high school math and science curricula with engaging, relevant content.

One Step is future-oriented and non-partisan. The future of Earth concerns all of us regardless of our political affiliation. Several polls over the past few years have shown that young people both in the U.S. and across the world are worried about the effects of climate on their lives. Students are rightfully concerned about the future of the planet, and One Step provides a schoolwide tool to engage with their priorities and harness their energy and power.

The topics and content are appropriate for students in Grades 4-12. Content is aligned to NGSS and other state science standards.

One Step is an affordable yearly subscription-based program. Contact us for pricing and volume discounts for district-wide access.

When you introduce One Step to your school, it is ideally connected with a schoolwide initiative to create a sustainable and responsible school culture towards environmental stewardship. It can be connected with campus greening efforts, consciousness-raising campaigns, or community engagement programs. Whether you are teaching science, social studies, or language arts, One Step can be incorporated into your curriculum to explore topics surrounding the environment, climate change, and related global issues. Each episode includes discussion prompts to engage students further. Lesson plans include community service recommendations, projects, research, and school engagement ideas.

The dashboard is a schoolwide tool that promotes campus engagement and accountability toward your school or district’s green goals. For students, the app provides daily reminders on ways students can do their part to reduce their carbon footprint. These range from simple activities like turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth to save water to larger actions like getting involved in school and community environmental efforts. When students complete an action, they click the “I did it” button and their participation is recorded on the dashboard at the individual and school level.

Episodes range from 5 to 25 minutes and can be watched in segments to facilitate in-depth classroom discussions. A full length episode starts off with a global problem, such as deforestation. It then examines human impact on the environment, causes, and effects on people, biodiversity, and the planet. But that’s not where we leave it. It is important for students to know that there are solutions and technology at work to solve these problems. The episodes feature innovative advancements in science and technology, along with everyday people who have dedicated their lives to protecting our planet’s resources and helping address the issue identified at the start of the episode.

Every video encourages students to take action by doing one step — small steps that collectively make a difference. The videos and lesson content provide actionable ideas such as ways to save energy or water, lifestyle changes that promote sustainability, or ideas on how to reduce your carbon footprint. The program’s goal is for students to see themselves as stewards of our planet’s resources and to do their part to change their habits and activities to ensure a more sustainable future.

All the content on the app and website can be shared using a link that can be pasted into Google Classroom or any other LMS. This makes it easy for teachers to share and post content to students.

One Step video and lesson content covers topics related to climate change and environmental science, including: Climate Change, Deforestation, Pollution, Waste Management, Oceans & Waterways, Water Scarcity & Drought, Weather, Clean & Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Biodiversity, and Conservation

Grades 4-12 NGSS and other state science standards, such as FL and TX science standards

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iPhone iOS 9+
Laptops Windows 10+
  • Chrome: latest two versions
  • Firefox: latest two versions
  • IE 10 and 11
MAC OSX 10.9+
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  • Firefox: latest two versions
  • Safari: latest two versions
Requires broadband internet connection speed.

Pricing

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$12/year

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