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Nov
19
Tue
Birds & Books Educator Workshop @ Atkinson Community Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registation.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, ages of children you work with, and phone number.  This workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons.  We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations.

Who should attend?– this workshop is designed for preschool- aged through 2nd grade formal and informal educators and day care providers.

Workshops participants will receive:

  • bird related science- focused lessons
  • bird related literature books
  • Bird of Nebraska Field Guide
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours

 

 

Nov
21
Thu
Natural Math Educator Workshop @ Pioneers Park Nature Center
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop is geared towards K-4th grade formal and informal educators.

This workshop requires a pre-registration.  To register please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, grades you work with, subjects taught and phone number.

Mathematics exists all around us in the natural world. It is our task to bring our children’s attention to the data and help them see the world around them in a mathematical way.

Although often “appearing more” in nature during early childhood, observing, counting, measuring, collecting data, comparing, and classifying objects are all mathematical concepts that are needed and used throughout middle school, high school, college, and into adulthood.

Throughout this workshop we will focus on using nature to teach math concepts such as symmetry, patterns, counting, observations, and the Fibonacci sequence.  This workshop is geared towards grades K-4.  All workshop participants will receive literature books and age appropriate activities associated with teaching math in the natural world.

Nov
25
Mon
Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop @ University of Nebraska Lincoln- Henzlik Hall
Nov 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number and ages of students you work with.

Both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD teach lessons such as life cycles, habitats, wildlife populations, biodiversity, land management, and human-wildlife interactions. Project WILD focuses on terrestrial habitats including prairie, forests, urban and farm land. Aquatic WILD focuses on aquatic habitats including rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands.

In Nebraska, Project WILD workshops provide training for both Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guides. Participants of Project WILD workshops can expect to learn not only content knowledge but also skills to implement activities into their setting. Workshops provide participants with both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD guide.

Each participant will receive both the Project WILD and Aquatic WILD K-12 curriculum guide upon completion of the workshop.

Jan
14
Tue
Birds & Books Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registation.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, ages of children you work with, and phone number.  This workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons.  We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations.

Who should attend?– this workshop is designed for preschool- aged through 2nd grade formal and informal educators and day care providers.

Workshops participants will receive:

  • bird related science- focused lessons
  • bird related literature books
  • Bird of Nebraska Field Guide
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Jan
21
Tue
Insect Investigations Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, phone number, and ages of children you work with.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants.  Register today!

Come and investigate what kids really want to know about insects.  In this FREE educator workshop we will cover how you can incorporate these small creatures into your classroom or afterschool program.

Who should attend? – formal and informal early childhood educators

Participants will receive:

  • background information on basic insect anatomy and lifecycles
  • how to catch and care for classroom touchable insects
  • hands-on supplemental activities
  • FREE door prizes
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Jan
28
Tue
Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ North Creek Child Development Center
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This workshop requires pre-registration.  Please email monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov with your full name, phone number, and affiliation to register.  Registration is limited at 20 participants.

Growing up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. This award-winning early childhood curriculum guide is for educators of children ages 3-7. The guide builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature by providing age appropriate, interdisciplinary lessons. Each thematic lesson includes multiple activities which teach math, reading, letter recognition, science, social studies as well as social-emotional skills.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Growing UP WILD Curriculum upon completion of this training.

Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #7
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades you work with and subjects taught.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

Growing Up WILD is a high-quality, easy to use curriculum guide for all educators, after school program leaders, and in home daycare providers who work with children ages 3-7 years old.  This curriculum involves social, emotional, physical, and cognitive domains to help foster learning in all areas.

Participants will receive:

  • Growing Up WILD curriculum guide with 21 lesson plans
  • 2.5 hours of approved in-service hours
Feb
11
Tue
Pollinators and Paperbacks Educator Workshop @ Elkhorn Valley Museum
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email Jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades you work with and subjects taught.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

Join us as we investigate ways to use literature books to engage children in meaningful interdisciplinary lessons.  We will connect literature books with simple, long-term science investigations.

Who should attend? – This workshop is specifically designed for preschool aged formal and informal educators and day care providers.

Participants will receive:

  • pollinator related science-focused lessons
  • pollinator-related literature books
  • Insects of Nebraska Field Guide
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
Feb
18
Tue
Math in Nature Educator Workshop @ Educational Service Unit (ESU) #2
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event requires pre-registration.  To register email jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov with your full name, affiliation, grades of students you work with and phone number.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants…register today!

In the natural world mathematics exists all around us.  In this workshop we will explore nature as a tool to teach math concepts such as symmetry, patterns, counting, observations, and the Fibonacci sequence.

Who Should Attend? -K- 4th grade formal and informal educators

Participants will receive:

  • math/nature related literature books
  • Age appropriate lessons
  • FREE door prizes
  • 3 hours of approved in-service hours
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