EE in the Classroom Workshop

EE in the Classroom

Your students can name 100 corporate logos but cannot identify ten birds in their schoolyard. What do your students really know about the world around them? Environmental Education (EE) is more than Earth Day!

Are you looking for hands-on, real world activities to engage students in authentic learning?

Join professors, scientists, and teachers as we model how to easily integrate EE activities into your current curriculum in science, language art, social studies, math, art, etc. We will spend the day engaged in EE activities that are aligned to the College and Career Ready Standards and STEM/STEAM/STREAM. Experience education from a different perspective: in the schoolyard. Learn how to use your schoolyard as a field trip location for learning experiences!

Why teach EE?

Research studies show that when core subjects are taught using the environment as an integrating context, there is:

  • Reduced discipline and classroom management problems
  • Increased engagement, and enthusiasm for learning
  • Increased critical and creative thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Increased student pride and ownership in accomplishments
  • Increased achievement

Participants will leave the workshop with EE kits filled with resources ready to use in Grades K-12 classrooms. These environmental resources include multiple curriculum guides, posters, PowerPoint presentations, activity books, and children’s literature that are ready to use in your classroom. Use the contact list to bring experts in EE into your classroom.

For more information, contact Shirley Farrell at sfarrell@alsde.edu or 334-242-8317

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM

Location: Coosa River Science School at the Alabama 4H Center

Cost: $25.00 per person. Lunch is included.

Presenters include Alma Huston, EE teacher and Counselor, Westminster Christian Academy, Nick Bourke, EdD, Professor of Science Education at AUM, Cindy McKenzie, Principal of the Arboretum School in Montgomery, and Shirley Farrell, Education Specialist, ALSDE

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