​For information on workshops specific to energy education or forestry education visit The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program's (KEEP) or LEAF-Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program's professional development pages.

January​

 Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency Workshop | CESA 4, West Salem

Empower students and staff to be part of the energy solution through relevant experimentation using cutting-edge technology. This workshop utilizes the school building as a teaching tool to explore energy efficiency concepts and evaluate energy use through hands-on discovery and advice from energy professionals. Participants develop energy-savings action plans that meet demand for project- and STEM-based learning and link to future career options. 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. Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12 and schools undergoing energy management services. This workshop is offered through the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP)

Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register

Graduate credit available for additional cost. Contact WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

Date: January 31, 2018

​February

 NRES 623 Human Influence on Wisconsin's Forests | Online

​This web-based course examines Wisconsin's forest resources and the role our forests play in our past, current, and future ecological, economic, and social well-being. The course is designed for the educator who wants to acquire the background necessary to teach their students about Wisconsin's forests. This course is offered through LEAF - Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program.

A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are available. Register early!

Course flyer and registration form: 623 Reg Form Spring 2018.pdf
Registration deadline: February 1

Course dates: February 19 - April 15

 Green & Healthy Schools: Student and Staff Wellness Workshop | Wausau

Teams of up to 4 from a school or district are encouraged to attend. Participants receive $100 to support substitute fees for attending or to put toward their sustainability project at school. Space is limited! Many thanks to Meemic Foundation for partnering with Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin to make these workshops possible.

Date: February 28, 2018

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​March

 Green & Healthy Schools Solutions Summit | Colby

Connect with others from around the state who are advancing sustainability efforts in schools. Learn to engage staff and students in reducing environmental impact, improving health and wellness, and increasing environmental literacy. Come away with practical strategies to create positive and sustainable change in your school.

Lunch is included. For more details, visit ghswisconsin.org

Date: March 9, 2018

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 Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency​ Workshop | CESA 1, Pewaukee

Empower students and staff to be part of the energy solution through relevant experimentation using cutting-edge technology. This workshop utilizes the school building as a teaching tool to explore energy efficiency concepts and evaluate energy use through hands-on discovery and advice from energy professionals. Participants develop energy-savings action plans that meet demand for project- and STEM-based learning and link to future career options. 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. Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12 and schools undergoing energy management services. This workshop is offered through the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP). 

Graduate credit through UW-Stevens Point available. Contact the WCEE at WCEE@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4818 for information on tuition costs and registration.

Date: March 12, 2018

Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register

 Step Outside and into Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership | CESA 4, West Salem

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. This workshop is offered through LEAF, the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program. 

Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register

Graduate credit available for additional cost. Contact WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

Date: March 15, 2018

“Great job! This workshop got me really excited about implementing more outdoor ed into my curriculum! It was exactly what I needed. Thank you for all of the ideas, materials, and resources! I can’t wait to share with my colleagues!” - Course Participant


 NRES 633 Energy Education: Concepts and Practices | Online

​This course addresses energy concepts relating to energy definitions, natural laws of energy, energy flows in living and non-living systems, and their relationships to understanding and evaluating environmental issues. Course activities include exploration of energy readings and pertinent websites, online discussions, and home activities, such as reading utility bills, home energy audits, and calculating the wattages of various home appliances. This course is offered through the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP).

12 partial tuition scholarships available!


Dates: March 21-April 22 with final assignments due May 11 

 NRES 631 Biomass Energy Education | Online

Course participants will gain fundamental knowledge of biomass energy while participating in this online course. This course will cover the sources of biomass energy and provide participants with the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of utilizing these sources compared with conventional fossil fuels. This course is offered through the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP).

12 partial tuition scholarships available!


Dates: March 21-April 22 with final assignments due May 11

​April

 Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning | CESA 9, Tomahawk

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. This workshop is offered through LEAF, the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program. 

Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register

Graduate credit available for additional cost. Contact WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

Date: April 12, 2018

 Developing Elementary Literacy Skills through Outdoor Learning | CESA 3, Fennimore

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. This workshop is offered through LEAF, the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program. 

Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register

Graduate credit available for additional cost. Contact WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

Date: April 19, 2018

 ​Step Outside and into Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership | CESA 1, Pewaukee

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. This workshop is offered through LEAF, the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program. 

Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register

Graduate credit available for additional cost. Contact WCEE for details: wcee@uwsp.edu

Date: April 24, 2018

“Great job! This workshop got me really excited about implementing more outdoor ed into my curriculum! It was exactly what I needed. Thank you for all of the ideas, materials, and resources! I can’t wait to share with my colleagues!” - Course Participant

 Green & Healthy Schools: Outdoor Learning Workshop | Madison

Teams of up to 4 from a school or district are encouraged to attend. Participants receive $100 to support substitute fees for attending or to put toward their sustainability project at school. Space is limited! Many thanks to Meemic Foundation for partnering with Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin to make these workshops possible.

Date: April 24, 2018

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Scheduled by Request

Curriculum Workshop or In-Service:

LEAF - Forestry Education (general)

School Grounds Workshop

School Forest In-Service

Project Learning Tree Training for Your Staff

KEEP - Energy Education (general)

Renewable Energy Education Workshop

School Building Energy Efficiency Workshops

On Demand

Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Training - Online

Project Learning Tree K-8 Training - Online

UWSP College of Natural Resources Master of Science Degree Programs​

UW-Stevens Point offers graduate courses that may be taken as part a Master of Science degree or as non-degree credit for your professional development. Some of the courses may also be taken for undergraduate credit. Register here.