Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Scholarships for EE & Inquiry PD in the Amazon!
Date and Time:
Sunday, July 1, 2018, 8:00am to Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:59pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 11:59pm
Scholarships and grants for the 2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest (July 1-11, 2018) are available for K-12 educators!
The Educator Academy is a transformational, cross-curricular professional development workshop for educators to use and learn instructional approaches and protocols while exploring one of the world’s most important natural resources - the Amazon Rainforest. Field topics include:
21st Century Instruction: 5E Lesson Design ● Inquiry-Based Exploration ● STEM Connections ● NGSS.
Inquiry Protocols and Resources: Project Learning Tree ● BirdSleuth ● iNaturalist ● and more.
Global and Cultural Connections: Service Learning ● Sustainability ● Global Education.
Rainforest Field Session Topics: Biodiversity ● Camouflage and Adaptation ● Neotropical Birds ● Medicinal Plants Biomimicry ● Rainforest Plants and Ecology ● Field Research ● Canopy and Forest Level Comparisons ● Reptiles and Amphibians ● Amazon Watershed ● Indigenous Cultures ● Rainforest Conservation and Sustainability.
● Work side-by-side with scientists and researchers on citizen science projects and field studies on the ACTSPeru Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments
● Build your field investigation skills as you conduct vertical transects and inquiry-based field explorations ● Spend a day in an Amazon village exploring the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon communities
● Work with fellow educators and develop strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating standards-based inquiry, STEM, and sustainability education into your classroom.