Scheduled Dates

6/22/2020   08:00 AM  05:00 PM
6/23/2020   08:00 AM  04:00 PM

Connect, Explore, Engage with Educator Preparation Programs

Dates: 6/22/2020 to 6/23/2020
Mo 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tu 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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Located in : Wisconsin Dells, WI, TBD
Instructor: Becca Franzen, EdD

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education have awarded funding for this two-day workshop. 

The goals of the workshop are to:
1. Develop a shared vision for what environmental education (EE) should be for all educator preparation programs in Wisconsin.
2. Utilize our network to learn more about environmental education and its effect on teaching and learning.
3. Craft a plan for your own program to advance education for environmental literacy and sustainability.

Significance of the Workshop
Wisconsin’s rich legacy of learning about and appreciation for the natural environment resulted in the Wisconsin State Legislature approving the requirement for conservation education for youth in 1930 (State of Wisconsin, 1989), teacher education in 1935, and the requirement that all school districts in Wisconsin incorporate environmental education into their curricula in 1983.

Candidates seeking licenses in early childhood regular education, elementary and middle school regular education, science, and social studies must demonstrate knowledge and understanding in environmental education including the conservation of natural resources. 

Additional Information

Topics to be Addressed 
Reviewing research findings and sharing how EE is being addressed in Wisconsin’s educator preparation programs 
Unpacking Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Incorporating inquiry-based, standards-aligned resources into your courses

Outcomes and Expectations for Participants
Attend both days of the workshop – June 22-23
Submit an action plan to WISELearn, a source for open-educational resources.
Begin implementation of your action plan over the next academic year
2019 participants will share outcomes of work over the past year

Participant Support
Lodging for one night. If you are traveling for more than two hours, funding may be available for an additional night
Meals and snacks each day of the workshop
A stipend of $250 (for travel and participation), upon completion of expectations
Instructional resources distributed at the workshop