quoteForPDpage.png


 

 

LEAF Professional Development Calendar

Date
Location Information
Workshop Information

Location: CESA 4, West Salem

Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning

Use the outdoors to engage students and inspire the reading and writing process. Taking our classes outside on school grounds provides the opportunity for an immersive and inspired literacy experience. Activities provided are intended to be integrated into an existing balanced literacy model. Examples of activities include practicing use of sensory and figurative language, using observations for informational writing, word choice exercises, creating group poetry, and much more. The workshop will include time to apply new techniques to their existing plans and share ideas with others, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away.

Substitute Stipends Available!

Register


​November 15, 2017

​Location: CESA 9, Tomahawk

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.

Substitute Stipends Available!

Registration information coming soon.

​Location: CESA 1 - Pewaukee

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.  

Substitute stipends available!

Registration link

​Location: CESA 4, West Salem

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. Conducting class outside offers many academic, social and emotional benefits for students. Studies link outdoor learning to improvement in attitudes toward school, increased student achievement, higher attendance, increased social development, and physical health benefits. Learning outdoors is even linked to a reduction of ADHD and ADD symptoms among some students. This workshop is designed to provide K-12 teachers with training in conducting class outside on any type of school grounds 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 fit within existing PBIS models and are specific to the outdoors will be discussed. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can implement outdoor learning right away.

Substitute Stipends Available!




​April 12, 2018

​Location: CESA 9, Tomahawk

Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning

Use the outdoors to engage students and inspire the reading and writing process. Taking our classes outside on school grounds provides the opportunity for an immersive and inspired literacy experience. Activities provided are intended to be integrated into an existing balanced literacy model. Examples of activities include practicing use of sensory and figurative language, using observations for informational writing, word choice exercises, creating group poetry, and much more. The workshop will include time to apply new techniques to their existing plans and share ideas with others, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away.

Substitute Stipends Available!

Registration information coming soon.

​April 19, 2018

​Location: CESA 3, Fennimore

Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning

Use the outdoors to engage students and inspire the reading and writing process. Taking our classes outside on school grounds provides the opportunity for an immersive and inspired literacy experience. Activities provided are intended to be integrated into an existing balanced literacy model. Examples of activities include practicing use of sensory and figurative language, using observations for informational writing, word choice exercises, creating group poetry, and much more. The workshop will include time to apply new techniques to their existing plans and share ideas with others, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can integrate relevant lessons right away.

Substitute Stipends Available!

Registration Info Coming Soon!



April 24, 2018

Location: CESA 1, Pewaukee

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. Conducting class outside offers many academic, social and emotional benefits for students. Studies link outdoor learning to improvement in attitudes toward school, increased student achievement, higher attendance, increased social development, and physical health benefits. Learning outdoors is even linked to a reduction of ADHD and ADD symptoms among some students. This workshop is designed to provide K-12 teachers with training in conducting class outside on any type of school grounds 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 fit within existing PBIS models and are specific to the outdoors will be discussed. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can implement outdoor learning right away.

Substitute Stipends Available!

Registration Info Coming Soon!

​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.


​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. 

Project Learning Tree Professional Development Calendar​​

​​​
Date
Location Information
Workshop Information

November 1, 2017

12:00 - 5:00

​Location: UW-Madison Arboretum


Energy in Ecosystems E-Unit Training for 3rd-5th Grade Teachers

Join us for the afternoon and receive training in Project Learning Tree's new 3rd-5thgrade online e-unit. The Energy in Ecosystems e-unit investigates the ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests—one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems—and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. Special attention will be given to connecting the lessons to opportunities for outdoor learning. 

PLT's new e-units are constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, aligned with Common Core and the C3 Framework, and organized in a 5E instructional model. These cutting-edge teaching and learning tools help you integrate hands-on, student-centered experiences into your curriculum. You can read more about the e-units here

Participants in this workshop will receive access to the online e-unit and a copy of PLT's K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, as well as access to an online training module to refer to in the future. Thanks to a grant, the cost of this training has been reduced from $75 to $25. To register, email wcee-plt@uwsp.edu. 

Note: Half-day substitute stipends are available!


​November 2, 2017

12:00 - 5:00

​Location: UW-Madison Arboretum

Carbon & Climate E-Unit Training for 6th-8th Grade Teachers

Join us for the afternoon and receive training in Project Learning Tree's new 6th-8thgrade online e-unit. Perhaps more than any other environmental issue, the topic of climate change challenges science teachers to accurately convey data, reveal assumptions, and engage critical-thinking skills. The Carbon & Climate e-unit provides activities and resources to help educators meet these challenges, introducing students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change. Special attention will be given to connecting the lessons to opportunities for outdoor learning.

PLT's new e-units are constructed around the Next Generation Science Standards, aligned with Common Core and the C3 Framework, and organized in a 5E instructional model. These cutting-edge teaching and learning tools help you integrate hands-on, student-centered experiences into your curriculum. You can read more about the e-units here

Participants in this workshop will receive access to the online e-unit and a copy of PLT's K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, as well as access to an online training module to refer to in the future. Thanks to a grant, the cost of this training has been reduced from $75 to $25. To register, email wcee-plt@uwsp.edu.

Note: Half-day substitute stipends are available!


​November 29, 2017

​Location: Appleton

9:00 - 3:00

Creating a Safe and Healthy School Environment

Attend this free Green & Healthy Schools workshop and recieve training in Project Learning Tree's GreenSchools curriculum. Find more details at this link.


December 9, 2017

12:30-4:30

Location: Bristol, WI


Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop

Join us at Pringle Nature Center and become trained in the use of PLT's K-8 environmental education curriculum. Project Learning Tree's engaging interdisciplinary activities provide unique ways to bring more STEM concepts and critical thinking into your classroom. PLT activities share a foundation with NGSS, and are correlated with CCSS for math and literacy. More information about PLT’s K-8 curriculum can be found at http://goo.gl/Cqj7X0. Cost: $35 Registration deadline: Dec. 5th




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


​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/​

​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.