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Make the Grade

To apply as a Maryland Green School, one of the objectives requires professional development for 10% of the teaching staff (objective 1.2.2). Throughout the year, MAEOE offers courses and training to help meet this requirement.

PLT's Carbon and Climate with MAEOE MD Green School Introduction

  • Course Description

    Perhaps more than any other environmental issue, the topic of Climate Change challenges teachers to accurately convey data, navigate assumptions, and engage critical-thinking skills. The Project Learning Tree's Carbon & Climate E-Unit provides activities  and resources to help educators meet these challenges by introducing students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.

    This day long course will give educators the information and  resources necessary to communicate carbon and climate issues through hands-on and engaging activities that help teach students how – not what – to think about the environment and their place within it. They also make teaching and learning fun. The unit is align with NGSS standards.

    During the morning, educators will learn about the MD Green School program and the necessary steps schools should take to be successful. In the afternoon, educators will participate in lessons from the Project Learning Tree Carbon and Climate e-unit which is designed for students in grades 6-8.

    Please note, this course will count for PD credit on the MAEOE MD Green School Application. 

  • Date and Location

    This course runs from 9 AM to 4 PM and is offered multiple times at a variety of locations: 

    September 29th: Clear Water Nature Center, Clifton, MD 
    November 8th: Bar-T at Mountainside, Frederick, MD
    November 18th: Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center, Nanjemoy, MD December 12th: Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD

  • Cost

    Member—$35

    Non-Member—$45

     


Using School as a Laboratory: Student Investigation of Air Quality

  • Course Description

    The goal of this course is to give educators the resources, knowledge, and experience necessary to guide their students to complete indoor air quality conservation practices within their school environment. This workshop has an online learning component. 

    Presenting: Lorna Rosenberg, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator, Region 3 EPA LEED Green Associate, on indoor air quality issues Rebecca Davis, Education Program Manager, Clean Air Partners, on outdoor air quality monitoring 

    Substitute teacher stipends available, limit quantity. Please email Christina Gladmon at greenschools@maeoe.org.  

    Please note, this course will count for PD credit on the MAEOE MD Green School Application.

  • Date and Location

    Date: September 28, 9:30 AM to 2 PM

    Course location: National Aquarium, 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

  • Cost

    Member—$35 

    Non-Member—$45

     


MAEOE MD Green School Application Information Sessions

  • Course Description

    Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education is excited for the 2017-2018 Green Schools program! These information sessions will provide an introduction and overview of the Maryland Green Schools program and the application process. You will also be provided with examples of successful applications and tips to take back to your school. If you are planning on submitting an application to become a new Maryland Green School, this session is important. If you recertified or certified during the 2013-2014 school year, your school is scheduled to recertify this coming year. We will go through the application which has had several updates in the last 4 years, and we will share new examples that can help you to successfully organize and present your application.

    This is not eligible for PD credit on the MAEOE MD Green School Application, Objective 1.2.

    In person and webinar options available. The webinar session will be a two part session.

    Note: Webinar information will be emailed to participants.

  • Date and Location

    In person:

    Date: October 11th, 4:30-7:30, light snacks will be provided

    Location: MAEOE office, 10015 Old Columbia Road, B-215, Columbia, 21046

    Webinar:

    Dates: Part I: September 18: 3:30 - 4:30, Part II: September 25: 3:30 - 4:30

    Note: Webinar information will be emailed to participants.


  • Cost

    Members—$10

    Non-members—$15


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