Project Learning Tree Training Workshop to be February 19, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-01-29 at 11.57.39 AMA Project Learning Tree (PLT) training workshop will be held at Governors State University on February 19, 2018 from 8:30am-12:00pm in the Literacy Zone. This is hosted by the Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.  Project Learning Tree is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation and is sponsored in Illinois by the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. Elementary & Early Childhood Educators & Teacher Candidates (undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to attend this hands-on workshop investigating environmental topics through indoor and outdoor activities. Educators will learn to integrate environmental education, literature, math and social sciences into an existing curriculum with nature as the medium.

Dr. Colleen Sexton (Associate Provost) is the trainer for this workshop. She was a National PLT Educator and an Ohio PLT Educator. The cost for this workshop is $22 per person, which includes materials, an activity guide, resources, training, certification, and a snack. Seats are limited and will be first filled by members of the Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi. To RSVP for this workshop, please contact Dr. Colleen Sexton (csexton@govst.edu) or Michelle Westergaard (mwestergaard@student.govst.edu).

Want to judge a science fair?

Science Fair Judges Needed in Park Forest & Chicago Heights! 

The Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 will have student Science Fairs in our schools during 2018.  We would like to invite you to participate with our young scientists by judging our student’s work as they present to you their Science Fair Projects.  You do not have to be a scientist to participate!  We begin the judging with an informational presentation where you will receive an explanation of our judging rubric.   We will then adjourn to the gymnasium for approximately an hour where each judge will be assigned four to five students to judge.

The dates and schools are listed below of our upcoming fairs.  Please let us know your availability to judge either by emailing Annmarie Goodman:  agoodman@sd163.com or calling 708-668-9417. We thank you in advance for your commitment to our students!

  • Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM (OLS): Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (4th-8th 10:00am-12:00pm)
  • Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts: Friday, February 9, 2018 (4th-8th 12:00-2:30pm)
  • 21st Century Primary Center: Thursday, April 26, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 9:30-10:30am) (3rd 9:30-10:30am)
  • Blackhawk Primary Center: Friday, May 4, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 9:00-10:30am) (3rd 9:00-10:30am)
  • Mohawk Primary Center: Friday, April 27, 2018 (K-2 Class projects 1:00-2:30pm) (3rd 1:00-2:30pm)

PROJECT LEARNING TREE Educator Workshop & Certification

Screen Shot 2018-01-29 at 11.57.39 AMElementary & Early Childhood Educators & Teacher Candidates (undergraduate and graduate students) are invited to attend this hands-on workshop investigating environmental topics through indoor and outdoor activities. Educators will learn to integrate environmental education, literature, math and social science into your existing curriculum with nature as your medium.

Dr. Colleen Sexton (Associate Provost) is the trainer for this workshop. She was a National PLT Educator and an Ohio PLT Educator.

Workshop includes Pre-K through 8 activity guide, snack, resources, & PLT certification.

Cost: $22 – includes materials (to keep), training, & certification

Space is very limited. Seats are first filled by SEA & KDP members.

RSVP by Monday, February 5th with funds due at this time in cash; put in an envelope with your name on it.

(RSVPs beyond this date will not be accepted due to ordering materials.)

For info or to RSVP: Dr. Colleen Sexton, csexton@govst.edu or Michelle Westergaard, mwestergaard@student.govst.edu

For more information about PLT training: https://www.plt.org/network/illinois/

Project Learning Tree® is the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation and is sponsored in Illinois by the Environmental Education Association of Illinois.