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Yelm Admin 4/17
Transcript of Yelm Admin 4/17
and Partners NREP
Activities Washington State Learning Standards Does it work? Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning
(Lieberman and Hoody, 1998)
Better performance on standardized measures of academic achievement (reading, writing, math, science and social studies
Reduced discipline and classroom management problems
Increased engagement and enthusiasm for learning
Greater pride and ownership in accomplishments Eight Water Quality Parameters
Biochemical Oxygen Demand
Total Solids Benthic Macroinvertebrates Habitat Restoration Salmon Carcass Tossing Professional Development Student GREEN Congress Water Quality Monitoring Field
Investigations "The Domains
of Science" MSP Test
50% 50% "Spending time outdoors can benefit children who have learning challenges like attention-deficit disorder or health challenges like obesity."
"Interacting with the outdoors can inspire future scientists." A $76,000 EPA grant will help implement key components of the plan.
“This grant is exciting,” Alan Burke said. “It gives school districts additional support to provide environmental and sustainability education from cradle to career. Our state’s economy and the well-being of its people depend upon a healthy environment. Education plays a key role in ensuring this.” * Children are more competent and capable science learners than we once thought.
* Science learning can be modeled on how real scientists do science. Microsoft Education Competencies "Problem Based Learning"
2- Small groups
3- A tutor to facilitate and guide
4- Authentic problems
5- Problems encountered are used as tools to achieve knowledge and gain problem solving skills
6- New information acquired through self-directed learning