Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Investigating and Evaluation Environmental Issues and Actions Workshop

This workshop will familiarize participants with issues of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and will provide them with skills that can be used by all learners, including gifted and talented students, to help them understand and tackle issues related to the environment in their local communities. These issues include environmental issues, health issues, and other science-related issues.

Participants will be introduced to the goals and outcomes of Gifted and Talented Education, and differentiation for gifted students. Gifted and Talented pedagogy will be integrated throughout the workshop as we investigate environmental issues within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the effects of climate variability on biodiversity.

After participants master this nationally acclaimed curriculum, they will be required to implement it in their own teaching situation. Designed for all who work with middle or high school learners (Grades 6-12), the workshop will inspire teachers of science, social studies, and media specialists, as well as nonformal environmental educators. His workshop will be conducted over a 4-day residential period with 2-days of student observation at the Honeywell Maryland Summer Center for Ecosystem Education at Horn Point.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Teachers Edition of Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues and Actions: Skill Development Program by Hungerford, Litherland, Peyton, Ramsey, and Volk, 2003.

Participants will receive three (3) CPD credits and a $960 stipend. To receive both credit and the stipend, teachers must complete the training, student observation, and integration of IEEIA in the classroom:

• $500 to be awarded upon completion of the 4-day training and 2-day observation.
• $460 and (3) CPD credits to be awarded after classroom implementation of the IEEIA model during the 2011-2012 school year.

If you have additional questions, please call LeeAnn at Tel: (410)226-5193 Ext.169 or email: LHutchison@msde.state.md.us

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