Workshops

PLT WORKSHOPS 

Consider signing up for one of the upcoming award-winning curriculum and professional development opportunities that offer experiential, field based, interdisciplinary tools for effective outdoor lessons – all aligned with Common Core Stands, Next Generation of Science Stands, STEM & Proficiency Based Learning.

PLT Professional Development

 

 

 

An Invitation to Post Secondary Faculty 

Do your courses include an Environmental Education (ee) component? If so, how? If not, join a conversation about the importance of ee with colleagues AND how ee enriches STEM learning.

Maine Project Learning is happy to announce a Professional Development opportunity for faculty from schools that represent our community colleges, Maine’s university system and private colleges. We seek to include at least one campus from each of these institutions and invite one faculty member and one student to join an overnight training and conversation about using the environment as a context for learning.

REGISTER TODAY – BRING YOUR CURRICULUM and CONCERNS TO THE ee TABLE

DISCUSSIONS at THE KENNEDY LEARNING CENTER ON NOVEMBER 30 and DECEMBER 1.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS MATTER.

Registration fee: $25/person with three meals and accommodations paid for by an NAAEE/EPA grant from Maine Project Learning Tree.

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A workshop for Natural Resource Professionals, land trust educators and administrators, tree farmers and loggers!

When? December 12, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where? Maine Forest Products Council https://maineforest.org/

Why?  Have you or a colleague talked about “young people” not being interested in Tree Farms or Forestry or maybe even Natural Resource professions in general? It’s difficult to hear this but now you can make a difference!

Join Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) at the Maine Forest Products Council for an introduction to the PLT K through 12 curriculum and meet with teachers who have invited professionals to their classes.  The possibilities for offering your expertise are unlimited and your participation can make a difference for many students. The PLT curriculum is a tool to use when preparing for school or community visits.

Not sure about meeting with students? How about community groups where you live and work? Limitless possibilities exist for engaging with kids and communities or for becoming a PLT facilitator and assist in delivering our statewide in-person workshops. Always a choice – PLT facilitators may volunteer to help out at one or two events/year… or many.  Once you get involved and experience the enthusiasm of participants, you’ll likely be back!  

Maine Project Learning Tree (MEPLT) is a program of the Maine TREE Foundation and nationally a program of the SFI, Inc. Project Learning Tree is the longest lived environmental education (ee) program   in the country delivering preK through 12 curriculum both in person and on-line workshops. 

All participants will receive the National PLT K-8 curriculum guide or the Focus on Forests high school module, a certificate of participation noting 5 contact hours plus lunch!

Cost to attend is $50/professionals. Please contact Pat Maloney if you require a discounted rate.

 

Questions? Please call or write to Pat Maloney, 626-7990 or pmaloney@meplt.org To register no later than December 6, please contact CJ at 621-9872 or cj@mainetree.org

Join us to share stories, ideas and possibilities for how best to use PLT in your profession.

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Bonus: Were you a Girl Scout who loved the out-of-doors when you were growing up?  MEPLT has opportunities to work with Girl Scouts in the spring, combining PLT activities and GS badges and journeys.  Would you like to share your environmental and scouting passions with the next generation?  Join us at this spring workshop! Watch for updates on the MEPLT Face Book page or our meplt.org website

 

 

ON-LINE WORKSHOPS

 

 Can’t make it to an in-person workshop?

 

Project Learning Tree provides on-line curriculum and Professional Development for educators and natural resource professionals.

 

Have you seen the benefits of incorporating nature-based activities in your classroom? Perhaps you’ve seen your students work better together when they spend time outdoors, or you’ve seen the enthusiasm they have for hands-on projects about the environment.

 

If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate environmental education into your classroom, Project Learning Tree’s new online offerings may be a great solution. For the last 40 years, PLT has trained 675,000 educators to help students learn how to think, not what to think about complex environmental issues.

 

In this age where children are spending so many hours indoors, it’s increasingly important to get kids outside to learn and play. We know that environmental education has many benefits including building critical thinking skills, raising test scores, and improving children’s health.

Looking for new ideas for nature-based activities? Is Online Learning for You?

PLT’s online courses are designed for educators who are comfortable with self-directed learning. Each online course can be accessed whenever and wherever you are with an internet connection. A basic knowledge of computers and web browsers is useful to be successful.

Visit https://www.plt.org/trainings/online/ to learn about early childhood, K-8, and becoming a GreenSchool offerings . The courses include demonstration videos, planning exercises, state-specific resources, and more. Plus, you access these trainings whenever and wherever you’d like!

 

Empowering Educators, Inspiring Youth

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