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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has awarded funding for this workshop through the Teacher Educator Network for Environmental Education (TENFEE)

Goals of the Workshop

  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

The workshop will take place online—synchronously and asynchronously.

Incorporating inquiry-based, standards-aligned resources into your courses. 

*June 1-22: Asynchronous

  • Introduction about using WISELearn and creating the action plan
  • Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability overview
  • Inquiry Module from Wisconsin Green Schools Network
  • Optional social on June 1 at 4pm

*June 22-23: Synchronous meeting with group (9am-3pm each day, with breaks)

  • Sharing challenges and successes integrating environmental education in our practice
  • Focus on inquiry and environmental education 
  • Integration of online pedagogy  
  • Small group discussions

*June 24-30: Asynchronous

  • Submit an action plan to WISELearn, a source for open-educational resources, to be implemented over the next academic year
  • “Open hours” will be schedule to provide additional support or response to questions

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. 

Participant Support
A stipend of $250, upon completion of expectations

Please distribute this announcement to all of the education, content and other faculty and staff who should apply to this faculty development workshop. Interested participants should complete the on-line application at ( 

Questions about the EE Workshop or Application - please contact:
Dr. Becca Franzen
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
[email protected]

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