LEAF Professional Development Calendar

Location Information
Workshop Information

​Date:     April 3

8:30 to 3:30

Location: CESA 10, Chippewa Falls

LEAF Literacy and Forestry Ed Workshop.pdf

Addressing Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education

This workshop is designed for the science, social studies, agriculture, or elementary teacher who wants to gain practice with integrating disciplinary literacy skills into content area teaching and learning. Using examples provided from both outdoor and classroom-based forestry education activities, we will explore how to maximize opportunities for reading, writing, speaking and listening within teachers' existing curriculum. Work time will be provided, so please bring a copy of your curriculum. Come prepared to spend some time outdoors.

Cost: $85, includes lunch. Register at this link by March 27th. Substitute reimbursement may be available; contact nicole.filizetti@uwsp.edu for details.

​Date:   April 4

8:00 to 3:00

​Location: CESA 6, Oshkosh

Workshop Flyer from CESA 6.pdf

​Introduction to Forestry Education for the K-12 Classroom

This introductory workshop will present principles, activities and techniques to integrate forestry education into the K-12 classroom. The workshop will demonstrate how to teach students about the importance of Wisconsin's forests to our ecological, economic, and social well-being. The training is designed for the K-12 classroom teacher pursuing the skills and methodologies needed to teach their students using forestry in both indoor and outdoor classrooms. Participants will receive a CD-ROM of LEAF's K-12 Forestry Lesson Guide, which contains engaging standards-based, grade-specific lessons appropriate for integration into science, social studies, agriculture, mathematics, technology education, ELA, and general elementary curricula. 

Cost: $100, includes lunch. See the flyer or this link for registration information. Substitute reimbursement may be available; contact nicole.filizetti@uwsp.edu for details.

​Dates: April 5, 12, 19 and 26

4:30 - 6:30 pm

​Location: Throughout the Stevens Point Area

Information Flyer

WCEE Professional Development Series: Place-Based Resources to Support Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

Join WCEE staff on Wednesdays in April while we investigate school grounds, school building, and community‐based resources, and explore how to connect these resources to the elementary curriculum. Participants will take away strategies for strengthening student read‐ ing, writing, speaking and listening skills through hands‐on learning. 

​Scheduled by Request

​Location: Your site

LEAF Training Interest Form.docx

​LEAF Curriculum Workshop or In-Service

LEAF staff can help you set up a training or in-service for your school or district. Classroom-based or field-based professional development is customized to fit the needs and experience level of your staff, and may include background information on forests in Wisconsin, model teaching of LEAF lessons, and support for educational use of school grounds or school forests. LEAF training can also be combined with Project Learning Tree training if desired.

For more information email leaf@uwsp.edu, or call 715-346-4956.

​Scheduled by Request

Location: ​Your Site

​School Forest In-Service

School forest in-services can be customized to fit the needs of your school or district. Take advantage of this professional development opportunity for your staff whether you have a new school forest and want to introduce educators to your newly registered property, or to provide in-depth resources for teachers in a "veteran" school forest program.

Contact Gretchen.Marshall@uwsp.edu for more details.

​Scheduled By Request

​LEAF School Grounds In-Service | Workshop

Discover the world of teaching opportunities waiting outside your door! Our 3 hour workshop will introduce you to activities that have been proven to get kids excited and engaged. Measurement, graphing, data collection, habitat, visual perspective, descriptive
writing, social interactions, and biodiversity are just a few of the things you can study in any school ground setting. 

Scheduled By Request

Location: Your Site

Request form​

​School Site Planning Workshop

Any site can be a great learning tool, but if you think you're ready for some site enhancements or even for a fully developed outdoor classroom, LEAF staff can help. Using the basics of the LEAF School Grounds Development Handbook we will help facilitate your group's planning discussion or provide consultation to help you through the entire site development process. The handbook outlines the steps to keep in mind as you dream up your plans. It includes handy documents that you can use to inventory your site and gather feedback from the people who will be involved.

Project Learning Tree Professional Development Calendar​​

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Workshop Information

Date:   April 5

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Baraboo

Baraboo EC Flyer.pdf

​PLT Training for Early Childhood Educators

Become trained in the use of Project Learning Tree's early childhood curriculum at this engaging workshop. Designed for 3-6 year olds, PLT's hands-on activities address different learning styles while integrating nature exploration, early literacy, art, music and movement into 30 learning experiences.  

Thanks to support from WEEB, the cost of this workshop has been reduced to $15. Participants will receive a copy of Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood and the accompanying Music and Movement CD. Register by March 27th by emailing wcee-plt@uwsp.edu.

Date: April 8

9:00 to 2:00

​Location: Beloit

Project Learning Tree Training for K-8 Educators​

Join us at Welty Environmental Center in Beloit, and become trained in the use of PLT's Environmental Education Activity Guide. PLT's hands-on, standards-based activities make it easy to connect the classroom curriculum with engaging, relevant topics both indoors and out. Teaching through the lens of forestry topics is also a great way to bring more STEM concepts and 21st century learning skills into the classroom. 

Registration information and cost details to come soon. Contact wcee-plt@uwsp.edu for more information.

On Demand

Location: Online

Registration Link​

ONLINE FORMAT: Project Learning Tree K-8 Training

Have you always wanted a copy of PLT's award-winning curriculum, but have been too far away or time-constrained to attend a typical workshop?  You're in luck...now you have an online option!  This online workshop is specifically designed to help you engage your students in learning about the environment--both outside and indoors--while meeting your PD requirements on your own time, at your convenience.  Participants receive an online copy of PLT's Environmental Education Activity Guide after completing the 4 hour self-paced workshop.

Go to this link for details and to register.  Cost: $40  Registration deadline:  Open

​On Demand

Location: Online

Registration link​

ONLINE FORMAT: Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Training

You've heard great things about PLT's curriculum for 3-6 year olds, but you haven't had a chance to attend a training.  Now you have an online option!  This self-paced training can be completed whenever and wherever is convenient for you.  Cost: $30, includes electronic version of Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood.  

Find more details and register at http://shop.plt.org/early-childhood/​

​Scheduled By Request

Location: Your Site

​Project Learning Tree Training for Your Staff

​A customized Project Learning Tree workshop can be requested for your next staff in-service day.  Participants receive PLT's renowned environmental education curriculum materials, as well as a selection of support resources from LEAF and the Department of Natural Resources. Choose from Early Childhood (3-4 hours), K-8 (4-6 hours), or secondary (2-4 hours).  

Contact wcee-plt@uwsp.edu for more information.