Date: April 3
8:30 to 3:30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Date: April 4
8:00 to 3:00
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 email@example.com for details.
Dates: April 5, 12, 19 and 26
4:30 - 6:30 pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 715-346-4956.
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.
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.
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.