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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: MAPPING COMMUNITY ASSETS

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Free
Explore community asset maps as a tool for teacher planning and a strategy for engaging students in community-based learning.

About this Event

 

How are you incorporating your local community into your teaching? Have you ever wondered what neighborhood assets, opportunities, and problems could help make science relevant for your students?

 

This workshop supports teachers in locating and organizing local assets to be used in phenomenon-based science instruction. By engaging with neighborhood resources and opportunities, students will gain access to an empowering tool for problem-solving and build investment in science and engineering. We’ll work on strategies for teachers to use (with or without students) to create and utilize a community asset map.

 

Logistics:

  • This workshop is aimed at K-8th grade teachers; high school & informal educators are welcome.
  • 2 STEM clock hours available pending approval.
  • We will be meeting online via Zoom; the link will be included in your confirmation email after registering for the event

 

Objectives:

  1. Educators will understand how community asset mapping can be a tool to connect schools, teachers and students with community and empower students through place-based learning.
  2. Educators will understand how asset mapping can support phenomenon-based science education, including building understanding of climate science.
  3. Educators will begin to create their own asset map, and have resources and ideas for utilizing or adapting it.
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