Environmental Education for K-8 (Online Course + E-Guide)

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Environmental Education for K-8 (Online Course + E-Guide)

Project Learning Tree's multi-disciplinary, hands-on activities make teaching and learning fun! Use the environment to engage your students in learning – both outside and indoors – in urban, suburban, or rural settings. PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think about the environment. Activities are designed to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Lesson plans are flexible and can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or non-formal education programs. The activities are correlated to state and national academic standards, including Common Core, and have an emphasis on STEM. Join the 650,000 educators across the country who use PLT’s award-winning materials with their students. Independent evaluators determined PLT increases students’ knowledge, reasoning, and academic skills.

What’s included:

1. Self-paced online workshop (approximately 4 hours)

  • 7 coursels (each a 20–30-minute learning experience)
  • Engaging and interactive learning experiences demonstrate select PLT activities with simulations and video demonstrations
  • Lesson planning exercises help you plan how to facilitate activities with your students in your own setting

Review this course Welcome Letter for more information

The course meets your professional development requirements and can be completed in your own time, wherever you are, as long as you have internet access. Some states offer continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources.

2. PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity e-Guide

  • 96 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities integrate core subjects like science, reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies
  • Background and science content is provided for teachers
  • Each activity includes correlations to state academic standards, Common Core State Standards, and supports the Next Generation Science Standards' three dimensional approach
  • Features include literature connections; technology extensions; cooperative learning; differentiated instruction; and student assessment tools
  • Topics include forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning, and more 

A digital version of the guide is included with this online course. A print version of the guide is available for an additional $24.99. 

State-specific supplements are included with this course for educators in California, Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Continuing education credits are available for Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Texas and Wyoming.

After completing this online workshop, you will be able to easily incorporate PLT activities into your existing lessons. You’ll be connected with a diverse and supportive professional network. And you will be eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant to green your school or neighborhood with your students.

Here's what a few teachers who have used the course have said:

  • "This was a very well done online PD program. The pace was appropriate, the media was well thought out, produced and presented. I was very satisfied."
  • "I enjoyed the how to videos, and also the worksheets that let me brainstorm for implementing with my students, I also am very glad it was online, because I don't have time to visit in person workshops." -- Seth Martin, Natural Resource Professional, Michigan
  • "This was a fabulous online workshop and I look forward to taking my learnings into my classroom next week!!! Great resources and very clear presentation of the material. The video clips were great to see the activities in action!" -- Megan Madu, Elementary School Teacher, British Columbia, Canada

Preview an activity from PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide:

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Environmental Education for K-8 (Online Course + E-Guide)

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What’s included:

1. Self-paced online workshop (approximately 4 hours)

  • 7 coursels (each a 20–30-minute learning experience)
  • Engaging and interactive learning experiences demonstrate select PLT activities with simulations and video demonstrations
  • Lesson planning exercises help you plan how to facilitate activities with your students in your own setting

Review this course Welcome Letter for more information

The course meets your professional development requirements and can be completed in your own time, wherever you are, as long as you have internet access. Some states offer continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources.

2. PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity e-Guide

  • 96 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities integrate core subjects like science, reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies
  • Background and science content is provided for teachers
  • Each activity includes correlations to state academic standards, Common Core State Standards, and supports the Next Generation Science Standards' three dimensional approach
  • Features include literature connections; technology extensions; cooperative learning; differentiated instruction; and student assessment tools
  • Topics include forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invasive species, community planning, and more 

A digital version of the guide is included with this online course. A print version of the guide is available for an additional $24.99. 

State-specific supplements are included with this course for educators in California, Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Continuing education credits are available for Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Texas and Wyoming.

After completing this online workshop, you will be able to easily incorporate PLT activities into your existing lessons. You’ll be connected with a diverse and supportive professional network. And you will be eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant to green your school or neighborhood with your students.

Here's what a few teachers who have used the course have said:

  • "This was a very well done online PD program. The pace was appropriate, the media was well thought out, produced and presented. I was very satisfied."
  • "I enjoyed the how to videos, and also the worksheets that let me brainstorm for implementing with my students, I also am very glad it was online, because I don't have time to visit in person workshops." -- Seth Martin, Natural Resource Professional, Michigan
  • "This was a fabulous online workshop and I look forward to taking my learnings into my classroom next week!!! Great resources and very clear presentation of the material. The video clips were great to see the activities in action!" -- Megan Madu, Elementary School Teacher, British Columbia, Canada

Preview an activity from PLT’s PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide:

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Product Features: Project Learning Tree's multi-disciplinary, hands-on activities make teaching and learning fun! Use the environment to engage your students in learning – both outside and indoors – in urban, suburban, or rural settings. PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think about the environment. Activities are designed to develop students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Lesson plans are flexible and can be easily incorporated into existing curriculum or non-formal education programs. The activities are correlated to state and national academic standards, including Common Core, and have an emphasis on STEM. Join the 650,000 educators across the country who use PLT’s award-winning materials with their students. Independent evaluators determined PLT increases students’ knowledge, reasoning, and academic skills.
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