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FWD: Professional Development Opportunity for 9-12th grade educators

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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    ... /*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/* Mansel A. Nelson Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 29, 2006
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      >===== Original Message From "Teacher Network (T-NET)" <t-net@...> =====
      > The following is a message from the Utah Society for Environmental
      > Education (USEE)
      > ********************************************
      > Project Learning Tree Workshop
      > Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live
      > Wednesday, December 6, 2006
      > Dear Educators.
      > We are offering a very special opportunity for 9-12 grade teachers to
      > attend a professional development workshop facilitated by a National
      > Project Learning Tree specialist. Catherine Estes will be joining us on
      > Wednesday, December 6th to conduct a workshop on Project Learning Tree's
      > newest secondary module called Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We
      > Live. More information on the program is provided below. If you have
      > any questions, please contact Staci Strenkert (staci@... or 801
      > 328-1549). Thank you!
      > Think back to your childhood. Where did you play? How did you get
      > around? What has changed about a special place?
      > All communities-urban, suburban, small town, rural-are experiencing growth
      > and change. Change is inevitable, and how a community chooses to develop
      > can profoundly impact its visual and cultural character, environmental
      > quality, public health, sense of place, and quality of life.
      > Project Learning Tree(r) (PLT), the environmental education program of the
      > American Forest Foundation, has developed new supplementary education
      > materials for grade 9-12 students to develop their sense of place and
      > critical thinking skills so they will care about and influence the
      > decisions being made about the places they live. Exploring Environmental
      > Issues: Places We Live gets students exploring their own neighborhoods,
      > learning about their community's development through time, and involved in
      > local community action projects.
      > Places We Live is an interdisciplinary, supplemental curriculum designed
      > for formal and non-formal educators working with students in grades 9-12,
      > but can be easily adapted for adult or middle school audiences. The
      > activities address concepts in social studies, geography, civics, language
      > arts, health, and science. Activities are correlated to national and
      > state education standards in social studies and science. The 186-page
      > guide gives educators comprehensive background information, case studies,
      > resources, instruction for conducting community investigations, and
      > technology enhancements to enrich the lessons.
      > Educators can obtain a copy of PLT's Places We Live module by attending a
      > professional development workshop in their area. More than 2,000 low-cost
      > or free PLT workshops are held every year in communities across the
      > country. These workshops are tailored to train educators to use PLT
      > effectively with their students, to facilitate local investigations, and
      > to promote community service-learning projects.
      > For more information visit http://www.plt.org/cms/pages/31_41_39.html .
      > ********************************************
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      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5768
      Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
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