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Paid Professional Development Opportunity for DC Public Schools Educators

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

DC Public Schools Main Office, 1200 1st St. NE, 10th Floor

Join EarthEcho International staff in an interactive forum for middle and high school educators. This 6-hour workshop explores best practices for project based learning focusing on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as participants:

  • examine critical environmental issues around everyday actions and community practices that have global implications;
  • use EarthEcho’s dynamic curricula to engage students in a project based learning process around local water quality issues;
  • connect with local scientists and organizations to support student involvement; 
  • address NGSS Science and Engineering practices, specifically constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in arguments from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information;
  • gain knowledge, skills and free resources – videos, lessons, and Action Guides – to make science more relevant and action-oriented for students through service learning.

This workshop is currently full, if you have any questions, or would like to be added to the waitlist, please email education@earthecho.org

The Bigger Picture

EarthEcho International has partnered with DC Public Schools to provide educators with professional development regarding environmental service learning. This session introduces educators to EarthEcho Expeditions, a multi-layered platform of resources featuring a video expedition through the Chesapeake Bay Watershed led by EarthEcho co-founder Philippe Cousteau. Through these videos students explore the pressing environmental issue of dead zones.

Within the context EarthEcho Expeditions and the Next Generation Science Standards, educators will learn to utilize EarthEcho project planning tools and classroom resources. Together we will walk step-by-step through the project planning process, including completion of an environmental audit. Educators will leave with project plan for the year and an increased understanding of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Educators will be compensated for their time.