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.



Date
Location Information
Workshop Information

Date: Oct. 14, 2020

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Location: Online via Canvas

Register here

Get Outside Support Hour: Teaching in Your School Grounds, School Forest, and Your Community--

Tips and Tricks for Using Outdoor Settings: Breathe Free

For more information or to register, go to this link.

​On Demand

Location: Online

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Step Outside and Into Health and Wellness Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership --ONLINE

This self-paced online module will help you harness the benefits of the most interactive instruction possible: learning on school grounds, outside the four walls of the classroom. This module is designed for K-8 teachers who are new to conducting class outside and are looking to boost their skills with beginning level resources. Participants learn how to conduct class outside on any type of school grounds (from urban concrete to rural forests) in order to engage and inspire students in learning. Guidelines, rules, safety considerations, resources and handouts will be provided so teachers have everything they need to lead confidently. Classroom management practices that are specific to the outdoors will be discussed. The module also includes training in Project Learning Tree’s K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, and you will receive an e-book version of the PLT guide. You'll also receive a Step Outside kit in the mail for hard copies of resources and supplies for conducting a project-based environmental education product. Participants have 30 days from registration to complete the module, which should take approximately 7 hours.

Cost: $50 For more information and to register, go to this link.

​On Demand

Location: Online

Registration link

​Using the WI Community Tree Map as an Educational Tool: Tree Inventories and School Site Assessment

This self-paced online module teaches you how to use the Wisconsin Community Tree Map, a compilation of city and township tree inventories from around the state, with your students! With the pursuit of a tree inventory, students can learn more about the trees and forest ecosystems around them, becoming more intimately familiar with the places and spaces in which they live. Using a smart phone or other device, students learn technical skills using equipment and observation, real-world critical literacy, outside field collection, data analysis and interpretation, systems thinking processes, and civic science practices. Participants will receive access to a growing library of resources which include curriculum connections, data collection and analysis documents, and a collection of articles and resources on urban tree benefits. This module will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete within 30 days of your enrollment date.

Cost: $25 For more information or to register, go to this link.

​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


​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.


Project Learning Tree Professional Development Calendar​​
 

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Date
Location Information
Workshop Information

Scheduled by Request

​Location: Your site

Customized Project Learning Tree Training

Use the environment to engage PreK-12 students in learning, both outdoors and indoors. Project Learning Tree's award winning curriculum materials help teach students how to think, not what to think, about real-world issues. Specialized topics include "Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood," "PLT K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide," "Treemendous Science" (grade K-2), "Energy in Ecosystems" (grade 3-5), "Carbon & Climate" (grade 6-8), as well as a variety of secondary-level topics.

For more information, contact wcee-plt@uwsp.edu.

Scheduled by Request

Location: Online

Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Training -- Online

Training in Project Learning Tree's "Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood" that can be completed whenever and wherever is convenient to you. For more information and to register, go to this link.

​Scheduled by Request

Location: Online

Project Learning Tree K-8 Training -- Online

Training in PLT's "Environmental Education Activity Guide" that can be completed on your own time, at your own convenience. For more information and to register, go to this link.