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Taking STEM Outside: WILD Project-based Learning in Your Schoolyard

Taking STEM Outside: WILD Project-based Learning in Your Schoolyard 
Educators will be introduced to a variety of nationally developed resources that support authentic learning (Project-based Learning Model, Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments to Foster Student Learning of Scientific Processes, Schoolyard Biodiversity Investigation Educator Guide, Fostering Outdoor Observation Skills, Landscape Investigation Guidelines) as well the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD. Training will include using a project-based learning model and field investigations to create relevant learning opportunities for students that support STEM-based learning. Trainers will work with educators to incorporate activities from the resources into inquiry based learning and to conduct real field investigations with their students. Educators will be encouraged to develop site based projects to study and/or improve their local natural resources. This can include service learning opportunities like development of outdoor learning areas or habitats.
Participants are encouraged to bring information about their school site or a nearby natural area for use with workshop activities. Teaching partners/groups are encouraged to facilitate planning/implementation of projects.
Credit: 1 re-certification or graduate credit
Cost: varies by location
Contact: Barb Gigar – Barb.Ggigar@dnr.iowa.gov; 515.494.3891
 
Four Locations:
 
Date: June12-13, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 4:30
Location: Fossil and Prairie Center, Rockford
Cost: Re-certification - $110; Graduate (Drake) - $180
To Register: AEA 267 (www.aea267.k12.ia.us) Click on “Professional Learning” and select “AEA 267 Class Registration” to create an account or login; Course #15630
Registration Deadline: 6/5/17
 
Date: June 14-15, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 4:30
Location: Marr Park Conservation Center, Ainsworth
Cost: Re-certification - $110; Graduate (Morningside) - $160; Graduate (Drake) - $175
To Register: Grant Wood AEA (https://www.gwaea.org) Click on “Educators” and select “Professional Development,” then “User Sign-on” to register or create a user account.
Registration Deadline: 6/7/17
 
Date: July 25-26, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 4:30
Location: Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Newton
Cost: No credit: $75; Re-certification - $110; Graduate - $185
To Register: Heartland AEA (http://www.heartlandaea.org)  Click on "Professional Development" tab at the top of the page. Select “Heartland AEA PD Catalog” and search for Activity # ST001747251801
Registration Deadline: 7/18/17
 
Date: August 1-2, 2017
Time: 8:00 – 4:30
Cost: No credit: $75; Re-certification - $110; Graduate - $185
Location: Arrowhead Park, Neola
To Register: Green Hills AEA (https://class.ghaea.org) Click on "My Account" tab at the top of the page to create a student account or log in to register.
Registration Deadline: 7/18/17
Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Time:
All Day Event

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