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: October 23, 2018

Location: CESA 3, Fennimore

Registration link

​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: October 21

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you particpate in any two approved workshops during the fall semester. Contact the WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

 

Date: October 24, 2018

Location: CESA 4, West Salem

Registration link

​Step Outside and Into Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership

Harness the benefits of the most interactive instruction possible: learning on school grounds, outside the four walls of the classroom. This workshop is designed for K-12 teachers who are new to conducting class outside and are looking to boost their skills with beginning level resources. Participants will become comfortable with conducting class outside on any type of school grounds (from urban concrete to rural forests) in order to engage and inspire students in learning. This workshop is intended for teachers just beginning their adventure in teaching outdoors. Registration deadline: October 17

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you participate in any two approved workshops during the fall semester. Contact the WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu.

 

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

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you participate in any two approved workshops during the spring semester. Contact WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu
 
 

​Date: February 5, 2019

Location: CESA 4, West Salem

Registration link

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

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you particpate in any two approved workshops during the fall semester. Contact the WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

 

Date: March 5, 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: February 26

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you participate in any two approved workshops during the spring semester. Contact the WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu.

 

Date: March 26, 2019

Location: CESA 3, Fennimore

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: March 24

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you participate in any two approved workshops during the spring semester. Contact the WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu.

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

Graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you participate in any two approved workshops during the spring semester. Contact the WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu.

 

​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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Date
Location Information
Workshop Information

​Date: October 16, 2018

 

Location: Summit Environmental School, La Crosse

Registration Link

​Project Learning Tree "Treemendous Science" Workshop for K-2 Teachers

Join us for the day and get hands-on practice using Project Learning Tree's new K-2 science curriculum unit, Treemendous Science. This new resource is everything you expect from PLT: engaging, student-centered activities that help teach students how - not what - to think about the environment and their place within it. This new curriculum is constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, and aligned with the Common Core.

The workshop runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. A limited number of substitute reimbursements are available. Contact wcee@uwsp.edu for details. Register by October 8th.

 

Date: October 17, 2018

Location: UW-Milwaukee

Registration Link

​Project Learning Tree "Treemendous Science" Workshop for K-2 Teachers

Join us for the day and get hands-on practice using Project Learning Tree's new K-2 science curriculum unit, Treemendous Science. This new resource is everything you expect from PLT: engaging, student-centered activities that help teach students how - not what - to think about the environment and their place within it. This new curriculum is constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, and aligned with the Common Core.

The workshop runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the School of Freshwater Sciences. A limited number of substitute reimbursements are available. Contact wcee@uwsp.edu for details. Register by October 8th.

 

Date: October 18, 2018

Location: Lake View Elementary School, Madison

Registration Link

Project Learning Tree "Treemendous Science" Workshop for K-2 Teachers

Join us for the day and get hands-on practice using Project Learning Tree's new K-2 science curriculum unit, Treemendous Science. This new resource is everything you expect from PLT: engaging, student-centered activities that help teach students how - not what - to think about the environment and their place within it. This new curriculum is constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, and aligned with the Common Core.

The workshop runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. A limited number of substitute reimbursements are available. Contact wcee@uwsp.edu for details. Register by October 8th.

 

Date: October 18, 2018

PLT Workshop Flyer.pdf

Location: Hartje Nature Center, Reedsburg

Registration Link

Using Project Learning Tree to Support K-8 Outdoor Learning​

Project Learning Tree is a powerful tool to help educators get students outdoors. With dozens of activities from PLT's Environmental Education Activity Guide designed to bring standards-based teaching and learning into outdoor settings, teachers can use place-based education to engage students in learning about their world. K-8 teachers are invited to Hartje Nature Center for hands-on experience with outdoor PLT activities, as well as pointers and discussion designed to help participants feel comfortable bringing students outdoors.

This workshop runs from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Register by October 8th.

 

Date: October 24, 2018

​Location: UW-Platteville

Registration Link

Project Learning Tree "Carbon & Climate" Workshop for 6th-8th Grade Teachers

Join us for the day and get hands-on practice using Project Learning Tree's new 6th-8th grade science curriculum unit, Carbon & Climate. This new resource is everything you expect from PLT: engaging, student-centered activities that help teach students how - not what - to think about the environment and their place within it. This new curriculum is constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, and aligned with the Common Core.

The workshop runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. A limited number of substitute reimbursements are available. Contact wcee@uwsp.edu for details. Register by October 12th.

 

​Date: October 25, 2018

Location: Ice Age Visitor Center, Campbellsport

Registration link

​Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Workshop

Foster a sense of wonder in young children though Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. Designed for all early childhood educators, PLT's hands-on activities address different learning styles while integrating nature exploration, literature, art, music and movement into 30 learning experiences. This workshop will focus on using PLT activities to get young children outdoors.

This workshop runs from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. Registry Credit is available for this workshop. Register by October 12th.

PLT Early Childhood Workshop.pdf

 

​Date: October 30, 2018

Location: Phillips Elementary School

Registration link

​Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Workshop

Take your young learners outside this winter! Foster a sense of wonder in young children though Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood. Designed for all early childhood educators, PLT's hands-on activities help foster a sense of wonder in young children. This curriculum addresses different learning styles while integrating nature exploration, literature, art, music and movement into 30 learning experiences.

This workshop runs from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Registry Credit is available for this workshop with a short follow-up assignment. Register by October 22nd.

PLT Workshop Flyer Phillips.pdf

 

Date: November 6, 2018

Location: UW-Stevens Point

Registration link

Project Learning Tree "Energy in Ecosystems" Workshop for 3rd-5th Grade Teachers

Join us for the day and get hands-on practice using Project Learning Tree's new 3rd-5th grade science curriculum unit, Energy in Ecosystems, as well as elementary energy education materials from the KEEP Program. Project Learning Tree's new resource is everything you expect from PLT: engaging, student-centered activiteis that help teach students how - not what - to think about the environment and their place within it. This new curriculum is constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, aligned with the Common Core and the C3 Framework, and organized in a 5E Instructional Model.

This workshop runs from 9:00 to 3:00 at Schmeeckle Reserve. A limited number of sub reimbursements are available; contact wcee@uwsp.edu for details. Register by October 26th.

 

​Date: December 12, 2018

​Location: Schmeeckle Reserve, UW-Stevens Point

Registration link

Project Learning Tree "Climate Change and Our Forests" Workshop for Secondary Educators

Perhaps more than any other current events issue, the topic of climate change challenges science teachers and students to accurately convey data, reveal assumptions, and engage critical-thinking skills. Project Learning Tree resources can help educators meet these challenges, introducing and educating students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.
 
With these resources, as with all PLT materials, educators can help students learn how to think, not what to think, about the environment. PLT’s Southeastern Forests and Climate Change is a rigorous, high school level guide that helps educators teach about climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, the role of forests in sequestering carbon, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changing climatic conditions. Participants will also receive PLT’s new Carbon & Climate middle school curriculum, which contains outstanding NGSS-based lessons that can be adapted for the secondary level.
 
This workshop runs from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. A limited number of half-day substitute reimbursements are available. Contact wcee@uwsp.edu for details. Register by December 3rd.
 
 

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/​