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.

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Date: January 18, 2019

Location: CESA 6, Oshkosh

Registration link

Introduction to Forestry Education for the K-12 Classroom

Teach students the importance of Wisconsin’s forests to our ecological, economic, and social well-being. This introductory workshop will present principles, activities and techniques to integrate hands-on forestry education into the K-12 science, social studies, agriculture, mathematics, technology education, ELA, and general elementary classroom. Standards alignment, STEM connections, literacy, and a brief introduction to outdoor teaching will be discussed. The workshop will include time to begin the process of infusing forestry activities into each teacher’s existing curriculum, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away. Registration deadline: January 11

 

​Date: February 5, 2019

Location: CESA 4, West Salem

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Working Toward a "Three Dimensional" Approach to K-8 Science Learning

The Next Generation Science Standards and Wisconsin Standards for Science encourage a multifaceted approach to teaching and learning. This more holistic view also mirrors many of the goals of environmental education, making the environment a great context for learning science. In this workshop, we will dissect lessons from Project Learning Tree's Environmental Education Activity Guide and look for the crosscutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science practices they contain. We will then take the next step of connecting these lessons to your existing curriculum to help create well-rounded science units that are ready for the upcoming school year. Registration deadline: January 29

 

Date: March 5, 2019

Location: CESA 4, West Salem

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Addressing Middle and High School Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education

This workshop is designed for the science, social studies or agriculture 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 CCSS-connected opportunities for reading, writing, speaking and listening within teachers' existing curriculum. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away. Registration deadline: February 26

 

Date: March 26, 2019

Location: CESA 3, Fennimore

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​Addressing Middle and High School Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education

This workshop is designed for the science, social studies or agriculture 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 CCSS-connected opportunities for reading, writing, speaking and listening within teachers' existing curriculum. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away. Registration deadline: March 24

Date: April 11, 2019

Location: CESA 4, West Salem

Registration link

Addressing Middle and High School Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education

This workshop is designed for the science, social studies or agriculture 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 CCSS-connected opportunities for reading, writing, speaking and listening within teachers' existing curriculum. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away. Registration deadline: April 4

 

​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.


​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.



Project Learning Tree Professional Development Calendar​​
 

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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/​