December 18, 2017

Educator Training

Do you want to inspire your STEM students to solve real world problems?

We offer a practical, tested, and scalable framework that informal and formal educators can employ to meet both their curricular needs and foster authentic student engagement.

Our professional development focuses on our Community Action and Problem Solving Process. Educators across the country are using the Process to transform their science, engineering, math, and humanities classes into exciting, student-led experiments in problem-solving. We offer several levels of educator professional development to support your effort.

EF 101

Our introductory professional development begins with a two day professional development session focusing on our Community Action and Problem Solving Process, a six-step model that combines the best of civic engagement, environmental education, and STEM. Educators across the country use the Process to transform their science, engineering, math, and humanities classes into exciting, student-led laboratories.  

EF 201

EF 201 is geared towards educators who have either participated in the past or have experience implementing similar programs and are now looking for guidance into how to tailor it for their specific classroom needs and resources. This two day workshop will help educators tap into community resources and make Earth Force their own. EF201 focuses on:

  • Choosing appropriate standards to address using the Community Action and Problem Solving Process
  • Finding, communicating, and leveraging community experts
  • Injecting Youth Voice throughout the project
  • Troubleshooting

Additionally, a member of our team will meet with each educator three times during their first year. These sessions will focus on two elements:

  • Working with educators to troubleshoot their implementation of the program.
  • Reviewing elements of the Community Action and Problem Solving Process that are challenging to implement in the classroom.

EF 301

EF 301 is for educators who have begun to implement projects in their classroom, but are still concerned about how they manage the “chaos” associated with student-led learning. This is a two-day workshop that focuses on increasing educators’ ability to maximize student learning and engagement through classroom management. EF 301 focuses on strategies to:

  • Developing tools to problem-solve in partnership with students.
  • Creating positive educational climates that support student leadership while maintaining focus on classroom goals.
  • Co-create assessment tools that allow you to measure student learning against curriculum goals.

To learn more, contact us at earthforce@earthforce.org.

100% of educators say the training support gave them practical tools to use to integrate student-driven projects into their classes.

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