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SoE Newsletter _OCT14-web

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My ‘Project Learning Tree’ Workshop Offers Environmental Education Benefits USC Upstate School of Education students at the Greenville Campus participated in the “Project Learning Tree workshop.” Lions and tigers and bears, along with tree ‘cookies,’ edible landscapes and camouflage conceptualizations took root on September 12 in the Teaching and Learning Lab of the School of Education at the Greenville Campus. The annual Project Learning Tree workshop offered environmentally sound activities designed to develop environmental literacy and support stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development and curriculum resources. Facilitated by University of South Carolina Upstate’s School of Education Director Dr. Judy Beck, this workshop is supported by the American Forestry Foundation whose mission, in part, is to aid in this type of development using trees and forests as windows on the world. As an essential part of this learning experience and professional development opportunity, all early childhood and elementary education pre-service teacher-candidates participated in handson activities and received an environmental education activity guide brimming with multi-disciplinary activities to build critical thinking skills, incorporate technology, and ensure differentiation of learning opportunities for their future kindergarten through grade six students. 9 school of education news


SoE Newsletter _OCT14-web
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