Indiana teachers, youth group leaders, home school parents, and others who want to educate children about the environment can now take a Project Learning Tree (PLT) workshop, online, at their convenience.
PLT, for which the Indiana DNR Division of Forestry is the state’s sponsor, is an international, award-winning environmental education program for children in grades Pre-K through 12. PLT’s activities have been developed by teachers, for teachers. Through PLT, students gain knowledge and develop critical thinking skills while participating in hands-on, multi-disciplinary activities. PLT’s well-organized activities teach to Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, as well as STEM, and are correlated to both state and national academic standards.
Participants in a PLT workshop will learn how to use the activities and receive a digital copy of the PLT K-8 curriculum guide. Other materials and opportunities will become available upon completion of the course. Cost is $40 per person. Four professional growth points will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. An outline of the course is included within the introductory pages.
To enroll in the course, teachers/youth leaders simply log in to: shop.plt.org. Once the course has been purchased, prospective participants go to “my account>my content” and click on K-8 course “online training” where they will be directed to the actual course.
For more information contact PLT coordinator Donna Rogler at the DNR Division of Forestry/PLT at 317-234-5143.
Project Learning Tree® (www.plt.org) is the environmental education program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. PLT provides educators with comprehensive environmental education curriculum resources that can be integrated into lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. Developed in 1976, PLT has an international network of more than 500,000 trained educators using PLT materials that cover the total environment.