Connecting Camp Programs to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

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PRESENTER: Dr. Gerald A. Lieberman
COST: ACA members $20; Nonmembers $40
CECs: 1.5

DESCRIPTION AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:

In the wake of the development and widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), over the next decade standards-based education will be undergoing substantial changes. The instructional changes that will come with this shifting landscape represent a major opportunity for camps to connect their work with these new sets of academic content standards. As more and more states adopt and implement the CCSS and NGSS, the environment will begin to play a much greater role in education, which provides camps with an opportunity to build strong working relationships with schools.  This webinar will provide practical tips for camps. By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • understand the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • recognize strategies for using camp programs in ways that K-12 educators will view as supportive of their work in standards-based education; and
  • identify ways that environment-based education programs can benefit students and teachers in K-12 schools.

PRESENTER BIO:

Dr. Gerald A. Lieberman directs the State Education and Environment Roundtable, and is an authority on school improvement using natural and community surroundings as interdisciplinary contexts for education. His latest book, Education and the Environment: Creating Standards-based Programs in Schools and Districts, offers strategies for getting buy-in from school and district administrators, and teachers in connecting nature and the environment into their classroom studies. Dr. Lieberman led the development of the EIC Model™, using a school's local Environment as the Integrating Context for learning and, the development of the curriculum for the State of California's Education and the Environment Initiative.

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Core Competencies: 
Learning Environment and Curricula
Nature and Environment
Program Planning
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