School and educators interested in attending this two day PLT training to meet their requirements for a Spring 2012 or Fall 2012 Trees For Kids grant. Click here for the June 14 & 15 PLT Registration.
Title: Implementing the Iowa Core Through Site-based Projects
Heartland Activity #: SC008199991301
Class Dates: June 14 & 15, 2012
Class Times: 9:30-8:00; 8:00-3:30
Neal Smith Learning Center Classroom, Prairie City
The hours are 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on June 14, and 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on June 15.
Educators will be introduced to a variety of nationally-developed resources that support authentic learning (Project-based Learning Model, Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments to Foster Student Learning of Scientific Processes, Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide, Fostering Outdoor Observation Skills, Landscape Investigation Guidelines, and Greenschools Investigations) as well the Projects WILD, WILD Aquatic and Learning Tree (PreK-8 guide, secondary modules. Training will include using a project-based learning model and field investigations to create relevant learning opportunities for students that support the Iowa Core. Trainers will work with educators to incorporate activities from the Projects into inquiry-based learning cycles and to develop real field investigations with their students. Educators will be encouraged to develop site based projects to study and/or improve their local natural resources. This can include service learning opportunities like Trees for Kids, IOWATER, NatureMapping, Wildlife Diversity monitoring efforts, development of outdoor learning areas or habitats, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring information about their school site or a nearby natural area for use with workshop activities. Teaching partners/groups are encouraged to facilitate planning/implementation of projects.
This training satisfies the educational component of the Trees For Kids grant.