These online workshops are self-paced courses composed of several 20-30 minute learning experiences, called “coursels.” Each coursel has been designed using best practices in online learning and teacher professional development (review The 5+ Guiding Principles of Teacher Professional Development for more information). They prepare educators to integrate environmental education materials into their instruction.
Each online course provides a high-quality professional development experience.
Focus on learning outcomes important to today’s educators
Authentic tasks and project-based learning, including modeling activities and lesson planning
Easy-to-use content focused on planning and preparation
Connections to resources such as relevant online tools, supplemental content, and local and state resources
Videos of educators modeling PLT activities and tips for how to adapt activities for your students and context
Interactive simulations demonstrating key concepts in PLT activities (available in the K-8 online workshop)
Interaction with the instructor, with clearly articulated expectations for completing the course