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Environmental Education for K-12 TN Teachers

Environmental Education for K-12 TN Teachers

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  • 1. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS
    • Dr. Leslie Suters, Associate Professor, TN Tech University
    • [email_address]
  • 2. “ How to think… Not what to think”
    • Mission
    • PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment .
    • Goals
    • Develop students' awareness, appreciation, skills, and commitment to address environmental issues.
    • Provide a framework for students to apply scientific processes and higher order thinking skills to resolve environmental problems.
    • Help students acquire an appreciation and tolerance of diverse viewpoints on environmental issues and develop attitudes and actions based on analysis and evaluation of the available information.
    • Encourage creativity, originality, and flexibility to resolve environmental problems and issues.
    • Inspire and empower students to become responsible, productive, and participatory members of society.
  • 3. Sponsors
    • Development –
    • 1976 PLT published by AFF
    • 1985 PLT brought to Tenn.
    • Continuous Improvement
      • 1993 PLT revised
      • 2005 PLT revised
  • 4. Water Education for Teachers
    • Since 1984, Project WET.
    • Themes
      • Water connects us all
      • Water for all water users
      • Managing water sustainably
      • Personal responsibility for water resources
    • Sponsors
      • Council for Environmental Education
      • Nestle Waters
  • 5. .
    • Project WILD – curriculum published 1983
    • Mission - provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources.
    • Goals - assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment to result in informed decisions, responsible behavior and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends.
    • Sponsors
      • Council for Environmental Education
      • National and State Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • 6. Correlations Environmental Education in Tenessee http://www.eeintennessee. org This site includes TN state standards correlations to activities within each book by grade level and by subject area Use the “About Us” Tab and select – Project Cents CENTS = Conservation Education Now for TN Students Select Project Learning Tree, Project WET, or Project WILD If you want a list of all the Activities correlated to standards at a PARTICULAR GRADE LEVEL , click on that grade under the list of Attachments on the associated page.   If you want to look for related activities for a PARTICULAR SUBJECT in a particular Grade, click on the Correlations link under Resources on the associated page. Then select the subject you want and then the grade you are interested in.
  • 7. Other Websites Project WET (for TN) http://www.apsu.edu/wet/ Project WET (Worldwide Water Education) - http://www.projectwet.org/ Project WILD (National) - http://www.projectwild.org/   PROJECT LEARNING TREE http://www.plt.org/ Curriculum – PreK-8 Guide; Search by Activity GreenWorks! Grant Program Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award-winning national environmental education program for educators and their students in grades PreK-12. GreenWorks! is the service-learning, community action program of PLT that partners PLT educators, students, and communities in environmental neighborhood improvement projects. GreenWorks! blends service activities with the academic curriculum and addresses real community needs as students learn through active engagement. View Grant Guidelines and Application.
  • 8. Workshop Rules
    • Cannot sell books
    • Must attend a 6 hr workshop
      • 6 activities
      • Review development
      • Sponsors
    • Can attend 8-hour workshop for 2 books