Welcome to the EPS Spring 2013 Continuing Ed Course wiki

University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Course
Curriculum & Instruction 630—Workshop in School Program Development
Earth Partnership for Schools, Spring 2013

The purpose of this course is to provide support for teachers who have participated in Earth Partnership institutes or who are interested in doing so in the future. Teachers will be energized to provide outdoor learning experiences that connect students with their home environment. In order to accomplish this goal, the course has two components: (1) activities for local teachers to be run independently by EPS partners across the Upper Midwest, and (2) shared learning experiences through webinars that link educators across partner sites. Webinars explore topics such as the importance of outdoor learning experiences, using interactive Google Maps, and the EPS indigenous arts and sciences program. Teachers will build community through face-to-face interactions and collaborative online discussions.

This "wiki space" will be used to provide information about webinars for all of our regional partners; each partner site will in turn have their own way to communicate with course participants at the local level. Currently, the course is being offered in several locations in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Madison, Richland Center, and Ashland), as well as other locations across the Great Lakes (Detroit, Thunder Bay (MI), Cleveland, and Erie), with presenters from each of those states as well as from the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Institute.

To access your grades for this course, please follow these instructions:
  • Visit the UW-Madison webpage (http://www.wisc.edu/)
  • Click on the "My UW" tab (https://login.wisc.edu/idp/Authn/UserPassword)
  • Enter the username and password you created to register for the course
  • In the MyUW window select the "Student Services" tab and click on "Student Center"
  • In the Student Center you will find links to your courses and grades

Please fill out this spreadsheet to document your hours for the course and email it to Steve Laubach (slaubach@wisc.edu) when you have completed your 30 hours of contact time (no later than 5/23/13):

For a list of webinars, see the navigation box on the left side of this wiki that lists each webinar speaker and date. For a description of the webinars, click here:

For instructions on how to register for the course, click on the document below. Note that the February 1 registration deadline has been moved back to March 1. Please register well before then, however to allow us time to answer any questions you have.

For instructions on how to join a webinar, click here:

For instructions on how to join an online discussion forum, click here: