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Edu 661 - Workshops in Environmental Education
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COURSE SYLLABUS Elementary and Secondary Education EDU 661 Workshops in Environmental Education Credit Hours 1 Joseph A Baust Sr Ed D Murray State University Office Alexander Hall 320 Office Hours Posted on Office Door Phone 270 762 2595 E Mail Joe Baust coe murraystate edu I Title EDU 661 Workshops in Environmental Education 1 Credit Hour II Catalog Description Selected workshops in environmental education Repeatable to three hours Graded on a Pass Fail basis III Purposes To provide formal structure for investigating the range of curriculum materials and activities presented by the interdisciplinary nature of environmental education To further an objective approach to current environmental issues while helping students develop an environmental ethic through an active learning process IV Course Objectives Each identified objective is followed by a number that identifies Kentucky Experience Teachers Standards At the conclusion of the program each student will be able to A Relate current regional and specific environmental education issues and place them in an active hands on format for their constituents Standard 2 B Create adapt and adopt curriculum that integrates the disciplines and builds on a theme of environmental education Standards 1 2 3 C Provide active experiential models for essential learning in environmental education that intersects the Core Content for Assessment and the Program of Studies Standards 1 3 4 5 D Identify and make use of resource materials from local state and national agencies which support the environmental education curriculum Standards 1 2 3 4 E Construct a personal environmental ethic and definition of environmental education Standard 2 F Compare contrast analyze and discern conflicting environmental claims Standard 2 V Content Outline Using the chosen topic project or problem to broaden the students knowledge understanding awareness and potential for action will be impacted regarding the following A Current environmental issues at the local state national and international levels B Balancing the issues and facts C Sustainability and its impact on the environment D Activities to address issues and sustainability topics E Identify specific environmental education curriculum projects and how these can become infused into the current Program of Studies and Core Content for Assessment being taught in the schools F Model the use of hands on minds on activities their interdisciplinary nature and their relationship to national standards in the disciplines G Understanding the Kentucky Environmental Education Master Plan H Review of literature related to environmental education I Problem solving skills for conflict resolution J Using technology as a tool for problem solving about the environment VI Instructional Activities The class will include10 15 hours of direct instruction plus an independent project that will be constructed to show the connection between the workshop and the classroom Each person will be responsible for effectively crafting a project that can be implemented in a formal or nonformal teaching learning setting Experiences in the field will be provided that relate not only the Core Content for Assessment and the Program of Studies but includes modeling activities and programs that address various learning styles Multiple Intelligences especially The Naturalist in a problem solving hands on approach These may include programs and certification in the following PLT WET WILD FLP Leopold OBIS ESSENCE Agriculture In the Classroom Project Adventure Building Community Team Building Advanced Outdoor Classroom 1850 s Farm and Adaptations Water Study Watershed Study Arts in the Environment Photography in the Environment non camera and camera VII Laboratory Experiences Field trips to Land Between the Lakes the 1850 s Farm the Nature Station the dams wastewater treatment plants land fills Saleto Center the MeadWestvaco Resource Room of the Center for Environmental Education the non formal education community including the NRCS Fish and Wildlife 4 H and the Soil and Water Conservation Service VIII Resources 2 2 Center for Environmental Education MSU Department of Agriculture Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources 4 H Kentucky Association for Environmental Education Kentucky Division of Water Kentucky Environmental Education Council Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet Land Between the Lakes TVA National Resources Conservation Service Soil and Water Conservation Service Western Kentucky Environmental Education Consortium IX Grading Procedures Active positive participation is the critical factor in the grade associated with workshops Grades will be assigned on the basis of the quality of participation during the field portion of the workshop on the basis of self assessment as it relates to interaction quality of products designed and the quality of the follow up activities provided A Each person will develop an independent project that will reflect not only the learning that takes place during the workshop but also independent reading and research as well as considerations about how the content and context can impact students either in a formal or non formal teaching and learning setting B This project will be assessed on how well it integrates the skills concepts and ideas experienced during the workshop demonstrates the proper infusion of these in a classroom teaching learning experience and implements national standards in environmental education X Attendance Policy This course adheres to the policy published in the MSU Graduate Bulletin XI Academic Honesty Policy Cheating plagiarism submitting another person s materials as one s own or doing work for another person who will receive academic credit are all impermissible This includes the use of unauthorized books notebooks or other sources in order to secure or give help during an examination the unauthorized copying of examinations assignments reports or term papers or the presentation of unacknowledged materials as if it were the student s own work Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the academic discipline administered by the faculty member who teaches the course in which the cheating took place See University Graduate Bulletin XII Texts Environmental Education Toolbox ESSENCE Kentucky Environmental Education Master Plan Proiect WILD Project Learning Tree Middle Secondary Modules OBIS Project Adventure Leopold Project Aquatic WILD Project WET WET in the City


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