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No Teacher Left Inside Workshop

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 until Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

9th Annual Institute: Connect, Explore, and Engage in Place-based Learning

We invite K-12 teachers and instructional teams to explore using their community to create coherent links among the English Language Arts and Literacy in All Subjects State Standards, Wisconsin and Next Generation Science Standards, the newly revised Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies, Wisconsin Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability (ELS), and the instructional shifts that engage and prepare students to become leaders of their own learning.

Join us at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and explore local environmental features and organizations such as the Milwaukee River and Urban Ecology Center. Through afternoon curriculum, instruction, and assessment workshops, participants will develop their own plans for taking place-based learning back to their classrooms.

The Connect, Explore, Engage framework of the new ELS standards will guide our learning. We will make connections between water and sustainability, explore the ways natural systems and cultural systems interact, and examine ways to engage in your community. The big idea will be, “Connect, Explore, and Engage in Place-based Learning: Water in our Communities.”

Educators and grade level instructional teams from PK-12 are encouraged to attend.

• Build relationships with other professionals across the state.
• Increase understanding of interdisciplinary and place-based instruction.
• Visit organizations such as Alice’s Garden & Walnut Way Conservation Corp working on EE and social sustainability in Milwaukee.
• Learn how to effectively design inquiry field-based units.
• Receive Project WET activity guides and walk away with hundreds of ready-made lessons!
University credit from UWSP is available at an additional cost.


UW-Milwaukee Great Lakes WATER Institute
600 E. Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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(608) 616-9246