Thursday, March 21st, 4:30-5:30 Central Time. From "Can we go outside today?" to "Can we Learn outside today?" Assessing Student Learning from Schoolyard-based Teaching. (2 hours). Steve Laubach, watershed education specialist, EPS Staff.Webinar on assessing student learning from Earth Partnership experiences. Earth Partnership has recently begun working on how to assess student learning that results from our teacher professional development institutes. In this webinar, Steve will guide participants through ways that teachers at summer 2012 institutes defined learning in four areas: subject-area learning; engagement and motivation; relationships with peers and adults at school; and engagement with the local community. This webinar will be particularly useful for teachers interested in applying for grants to fund rain gardens and other restoration projects.


Presenter Bio
Steve Laubach is completing his PhD in science education and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a watershed education specialist for the UW Arboretum's Earth Partnership for Schools program. Steve previously taught biology and environmental studies at Aldo Leopold's high school alma mater, The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he regularly provided outdoor learning experiences for students. He is currently completing a book to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2014 on the history of the Leopold Memorial Reserve, home to Aldo Leopold's beloved Shack.


Webinar Recording
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Webinar Powerpoint with notes from participants (slides 7-10)


Funding Ideas (generated by post-webinar online discussion)