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K-12 EE Guidelines: Online Teaching Module
Online Resource for College Courses and Professional Development Workshops
Are you taking your college coursework and workshops online? Here's a resource for you. The K-12 EE Guidelines: Online Teaching Module provides lesson plans, videos/PowerPoint presentations, and handouts ready for you to use in your college course or professional development workshop. It provides a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence. The module begins with a general welcome session, and then moves into an investigation of environmental literacy and the K-12 Environmental Education Guidelines. Finally, participants complete an Environmental Literacy Self-Assessment and create their own professional development plan.
We understand that you may be teaching a semester-long course in environmental education, a short professional learning workshop for local classroom teachers, or something entirely different. This module is offered as a flexible set of activities that introduce your students/participants to environmental literacy and NAAEE’s K-12 Environmental Education: Guidelines for Excellence (2019). We encourage you to adapt the sequence of activities to your specific needs. The module can be used in both synchronous and asynchronous online instruction. Depending on your instructional objectives, audience, amount of time available, and online platform, varying sets of activities and activity sequences can be constructed. We assume, however, that you will play an important role as the instructor or facilitator. This module has not been designed as a stand-alone, self-paced instructional unit.