LEAF Professional Development Calendar

Visit The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education’s professional development page for a full list of opportunities, including KEEP and Green and Healthy School workshops.

Location Information
Workshop Information

​August 7-8, 2018

​Location: Park Falls

​"The Young Conservationist and Your School Forest" Teacher Professional Development Opportunity

Teachers will be immersed in a 2-day professional development experience which allows them to develop their knowledge of using their school forest for learning, while increasing their knowledge of wildlife and young forest management as high-quality project-based learning (PBL). 

Participating teachers will explore wildlife species, habitat development, and future forest improvements, all while immersed in the project-based experience itself--you become the students and the students become the teachers. Participants will also learn how to use technology to guide PBL and inquiry without reliable internet access.

Cost: $50, or $75 if you wish to stay in the shelters on-site

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August 11-12, 2018

Location: MacKenzie Center, Poynette

NRES 621: Integrating Artistry and Forestry

Art teachers--learn how to integrate art and nature through hands-on activities and experiences while immersed in the beauty of the outdoors with the new art curriculum from LEAF, Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently teach in the outdoor classroom and integrate art lessons with forestry content. Note: this course is intended for K-12 art teachers.

Students pay $150 toward the tuition no later than July 20th. LEAF is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the remaining tuition and lodging cost. Apply early! Scholarship includes tuition for one graduate credit, plus four meals and dorm-style lodging Saturday night. Registration deadline: July 20

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​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 leaf@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

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.

Project Learning Tree Professional Development Calendar​​

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Workshop 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

​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.  

​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/​