Registration now open for "Blending MWEE and GIS for Educators: Expanding Meaningful Environmental and Watershed Literacy with Geospatial Technology Tools and Practice"
Have you been searching for the missing link that helps bridge the gap between environmental content and environmental literacy development? Are you hoping to help your students understand their connections to their local environment but are limited by established curriculum sequences? Have COVID restrictions on classroom and lab experiences limited your ability to design real-world STEM explorations using the environment as an integrative concept?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this professional development (PD) opportunity is for you!
We are seeking K-12 educators to participate in an innovative professional development series designed to enhance educators' watershed inquiry and environmental literacy classroom practices.
The course will meet virtually on the following Tuesdays in the Fall of 2022 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.:
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 15
There is no cost to educators, and up to 30 Act 48 hours will be available for PA eligible teachers. Additionally, a stipend will be distributed to participants who: complete the entire training (est. at 15 hours of synchronous instruction with an additional 15-30 hours of assignment work); complete pre, post, and follow-up surveys; and design and implement an inquiry-based unit plan which utilizes select GIS tools within six weeks of the course completion.
Don't delay - registration closes on Monday, September 12, 2022!
More information and a registration link can be found at:
This opportunity is being provided by the Pennsylvania Sea Grant Program, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Stroud Water Research Center.