WCEE Workshop Series

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location


Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

​Summer 2017

​Professional Development in Environmental Education Series

  • June 27: Teaching for a Sustainable Future
  • July 12: Integrating Energy into your K-4 Classroom
  • July 19: Native Perennials for Your School Garden
  • July 25: Invasive Species in Your Forest
  • July 26: What's That Tree? 
  • August 14: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom

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​Various Central WI Locations

Education for Sustainability (EfS) 

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Professional Development Opportunity
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Energy Education 

See course flyers for information about tuition scholarship availability for energy education courses

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details Location

Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

​September 27-October 29, 2017

​Online

October 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017

​​NRES 632 Doable Renewables: Renewable Energy Education in the Classroom

Registration Info Coming Soon!

Tuition Scholarships Available!

​Milwaukee, Wis.

October 17, 2017

Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy Workshop​

Infuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy. This workshop will provide cross-curricular hands-on activities to develop STEM skills focused on energy concepts correlated to NGSS, Common Core, and WI Model Academic Standards. Activities include gathering and analyzing data, hands-on experimentation with energy audit tools, and exposure to current events and text sets. 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!

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CESA 4 - ​West Salem, Wis.

November 1-December 3, 2017

​Online

​November 3, 2017

​Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy through Energy Workshop

Infuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy. This workshop will provide cross-curricular hands-on activities to develop STEM skills focused on energy concepts correlated to NGSS, Common Core, and WI Model Academic Standards. Activities include gathering and analyzing data, hands-on experimentation with energy audit tools, and exposure to current events and text sets. 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!

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​CESA 3 - Fennimore, Wis.

​November 14, 2017

Increasing Student Engagement and Literacy Skills through Energy

Infuse relevant information and various teaching methods into content area while increasing student engagement and energy literacy. This workshop will provide cross-curricular hands-on activities to develop STEM skills focused on energy concepts correlated to NGSS, Common Core, and WI Model Academic Standards. Activities include gathering and analyzing data, hands-on experimentation with energy audit tools, and exposure to current events and text sets. 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!

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​CESA 1, Pewaukee, Wis.

​January 31, 2018

​Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency Workshop

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.

Substitute Stipends Available!

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​CESA 4, West Salem, Wis.

​March 12, 2018

​Utilizing the School Building as a Teaching Tool: Investigations in Energy Efficiency

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.

Substitute Stipends Available!

Register

​CESA 1, Pewaukee, Wis.

Forestry Education 

 See course flyers for information about scholarships

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location

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Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

September 28, 2017

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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.

Substitute Stipends Available!


​CESA 5 - Portage, Wis

​October 12, 2017

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!

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​CESA 3 - Fennimore, Wis.

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!

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​CESA 4 - West Salem, Wis.

​November 15, 2017

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.


​CESA 9 - Tomahawk, Wis.

​December 6, 2017

​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!

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​CESA 1 - Pewaukee, Wis.

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!


​CESA 4 - West Salem, Wis.

April 12, 2018

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.

​CESA 9 - Tomahawk, Wis.

​April 19, 2018

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!


​CESA 3 - Fennimore, Wis.

​April 24, 2018

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!

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​CESA 1 - Pewaukee, Wis.

​Scheduled by Request

​LEAF Curriculum Workshop or In-Service

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​Your site

​Scheduled by Request

​LEAF School Grounds Workshop

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​Your Site

​Scheduled by Request

School Forest In-Service

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​Your site

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location

Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

​September 27, 2017

​Composting in Schools

This workshop will provide information to school staff, teachers and administrators about how to incorporate more "green and healthy" initiatives into our schools specifically on composting in schools. Whether it is a classroom worm bin, school site demonstration compost, or full scale cafeteria compost, participants will learn ways to incorporate composting in schools to divert waste from the landfill and advance educational opportunities. Participants will be given work time to develop ideas for their classroom and/or school community.  

Workshop Leader: Recycling Connections Corporation, Angie Lemar

Registration will open 6 weeks before the event! Mark your calendar and check back on August 16.

​La Crosse, Wis.

​October 27, 2017

​Oregon, Wis.

​November 29, 2017

Creating a Safe and Healthy School Environment

Registration will open 6 weeks before the event. Mark your calendar and check back on October 18.

​TBD

​February 28, 2018

Student and Staff Wellness

Registration will open 6 weeks before the event. Mark your calendar and check back on January 17.

Wausau, Wis.

​March 9, 2018

​Colby, Wis.

​April 25, 2018

School Grounds

Registration will open 6 weeks before the event. Mark your calendar and check back on March 14.

Madison, WIs.

Project Learning Tree

Date(s) ​Course/Workshop Details ​Location


Date
Professional Development Opportunity
Location

​October 2, 2017

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

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​UW-Superior

​October 2, 2017

​PLT Workshop for Early Childhood Educators

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​Superior, WI

October 3, 2017

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

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​UW-Superior

​November 1, 2017

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

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​UW-Madison Arboretum

​November 2, 2017

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

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​UW-Madison Arboretum

​November 29, 2017

​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.


​Appleton, Wis.

On Demand

ONLINE FORMAT:  Project Learning Tree K-8 Training

Information and Registration Link​

Online


On Demand

ONLINE FORMAT: Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Training

Information and Registration Link

​Online

​Scheduled By Request

Project Learning Tree Training for Your Staff

Contact wcee-plt@uwsp.edu for more information

​Your Site


UWSP College of Natural Resources Master of Science Degree Programs​

UW-Stevens Point offers graduate courses within four Master of Science Degree Programs​. Courses may be taken as part of these programs or as non-degree credit for your professional development. Some of the courses may also be taken for undergraduate credit. Applied Master of Science Degree Programs include 1) Environmental Education for K-12 Teachers, 2) Environmental Education and Interpretation, and 3) Natural Resources Leadership and Administration. A 2-year on-campus Master of Science program in environmental education/interpretation is also available. On-campus graduate students are eligible for competitively awarded assistantships.​