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LEAF-Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program



Addressing Middle and High School Disciplinary Literacy through Forestry Education Workshop

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.

 



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Mishicot, WI
Mishicot High School
Filizetti 2/28 - 2/28 Fr 12:15 PM - 04:00 PM $0.00 View

Fire and Our Forests
Fire is a hot topic both worldwide and locally in Wisconsin. Did you know that the Wisconsin DNR responded to more than 700 wildland fire calls last year!? As people continue to move into forested areas, the potential for loss of property and lives increases. Yet, fire plays an important natural role in many forest ecosystems.

Join LEAF for a Wildland Fire Education workshop where K-12 educators will explore the history, socio-cultural issues, management, and current status of wildland fire in Wisconsin and beyond. Participants will receive the LEAF Wisconsin K-12 Wildland Fire Lesson Guide, Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Education Activity Guide, and other useful classroom resources. Activities will also include a tour of Treehaven’s fire ecology research plots.


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Tomahawk, WI
Treehaven
Flick 3/10 - 3/11 Tu We Varied $85.00 View

Step Outside and into Health and Wellness Engagement: Outdoor Classroom Leadership Workshop
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 for K-12 teachers who are new to conducting class outside and are looking to boost their skills with beginning level resources. Participants will become comfortable with conducting class outside on any type of school grounds (from urban concrete to rural forests) 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 in intended for teachers just beginning their adventure in teaching outdoors.

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Menasha, WI
Menasha Public Library
Flick 3/28 - 3/28 Sa 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM $75.00 View

Teacher Work Group II: Developing a Middle School/High School Forestry Class
You are cordially invited to the next meeting of the LEAF Forestry Task Force. The Task Force is made up of educators and stake holders committed to development of an online secondary education Forestry curriculum resource, specific to Wisconsin. We are developing a course scope and sequence and are asking for your help with our next steps. You are invited because we value your professional experience and expertise. If you have participated in any of our meetings, we thank you. If you are new to the process, please consider based on the information below. Amazing educators like yourself have developed wonderful lessons and curriculum.LEAF is contacted several times per year by teachers who ask for forestry units, curricula and lessons to teach at the middle/high school levels. These teachers are either new to the subject or recently certified teachers. While the LEAF Forestry Lesson Guides provide lessons on some important topics, it was never intended as a complete course. Therefore, LEAF decided to pursue development of a forestry educational resource by teachers for teachers which could be tapped for a simple lesson, unit, or complete semester or year-long course.

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Stevens Point, WI
Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center
Flick 2/4 - 2/4 Tu 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM $0.00 View