Let's Take It Outside, Learning In and From the Outdoors Recorded PD

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Last Date to Register: 4/16/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 4/14/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 10
Agency Contact: Jennifer Peck
Agency Assistant: Ginny Shoemaker 715-720-2026
Location: Virtual Learning
online only
online, WI 54729
Facility: Virtual Learning
4/16/2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
5/17/2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
6/17/2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

**This session has been updated to a recorded format.  To access the recording and suporting materials, please click "Register for this Event".  Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the video and materials.


Let's Take it Outside and do some STEM in the outdoors! NGSS and the NEW Wisconsin Science Standards emphasize doing science investigations and developing explanations over learning disconencted facts and theories. Citizen Science is a practical and fun way to achieve this goal. Students can collect data in your school and community and contribute to ongoing research, or create investigations of their own. We will explore data apps that allow students at any grade to log their observations and even identify unknown organisms using "facial" recognition. This session will take an integrated approach as well, looking at how this approach can bring in math, art, social studies, physical education and career education. We will have plenty of time for exploring and planning so you return to your classroom ready to Take it Outside!

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Understand the instructional shifts called for in the new Wisconsin Standards.
  2. Discover citizen science efforts and data apps appropriate for your grade level, PK-12.
  3. Explore how to best implement citizen science into your students' learning.
  4. Connect citizen science activities with Wisconsin Science Standards at your grade level.

This workshop is offered at no cost to those districts participating in College & Career Readiness LS2, including Abbotsford, Bloomer, Bruce, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eleva-Strum, Flambeau, Gilmanton, Greenwood, Lake Holcombe, Loyal, Mondovi, Neillsville, New Auburn, Osseo-Fairchild, Owen-Withee, and Spencer. Discount will be automatically applied.

The cost for all others is $500 per participant.


Teacher Standards
WES1The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
WES4The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
WES5The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
WES7The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.