Professional Development

Professional Development

students-boardwalkThe Mid-Atlantic Elementary and Secondary Environmental Literacy Strategy Executive Summary:

Developed by the Mid-Atlantic Education Workgroup and Chesapeake Bay Program
The Mid-Atlantic Elementary and Secondary Environmental Literacy Strategy draws on the full strength of the federal government to support state efforts to transform their schools to provide the next generation of citizen stewards the knowledge and skills they need to make informed environmental decisions.

Professional Development:
Goal 2: All Educators in the region responsible for instruction about or in the environment are provided with sustained professional development, tools, and resources that support their role in providing students with high-quality environmental education.

Outcome 2.1: Educators have access to high quality, curriculum-based lesson plans, resources, and information on training opportunities that focus on environmental issues for all grade levels and subjects.

Outcome 2.2: Teachers have sustained professional development related to environmental education content, outdoor learning strategies, and pedagogy to promote environmental literacy in their students.

Outcome 2.3: Pre-service teachers enter the workforce with knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary environmental education content, outdoor learning strategies, and pedagogy.

Outcome 2.4: Informal environmental educators in the region understand and can communicate current scientific findings and have knowledge of research-based environmental education best practices.

Outcome 2.5: Federal, state, and local natural resource personnel are actively engaged in environmental education and outreach and have adequate training in instructional techniques and the needs of education audiences.