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Inquiry-based Outdoor Learning: Using BEETLES in NC (Chimney Rock State Park)

  • Sat, March 18, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC, 28720
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The BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing) learning sessions are active experiences crafted to encourage instructors to look at specific aspects of research-based science pedagogy and to inspire shifts in instructors’ thinking about their own teaching and learning. Developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, these hands-on and interactive sessions promote a student-centered approach to help participants better engage with science and the natural world through inquiry.  This workshop will focus on Questioning Strategies and Assessing for Learning.

This workshop is for educators (formal, nonformal, and higher education) who want to:  
  • Analyze the impact of questions on student thinking and behavior, and use this information to make thoughtful decisions about when to use different types of questions in instruction. (Questioning Strategies)
  • Experience a variety of assessment strategies for field instruction and discuss how to choose the best type of assessment for different purposes that support student learning and improve instruction. (Assessing for Learning)
  • Explore best practices for planning and implementing EE programs that foster learning and promote inclusivity.

Format: This course will hosted in-person at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimeny Rock, NC.

Facilitator: Michelle Pearce

Eligible for 6 hours of Criteria I or continuing education credit for the NC DEQ EE Certificate.  

Other Information:
This workshop will include time outdoors, so please dress for the weather. You will need to bring your own lunch, snacks, and beverages.

COVID Safety Requirements:
This workshop will take place primarily indoors. Masks are not currently required at this location.  We will be following the most up-to-date safety guidelines recommended by the CDC based on Community Levels. As things are constantly changing, you will hear from the facilitator about any specific requirements as the date approaches.

Environmental Educators of North Carolina

150 Highland Sq Dr #1034 | Hendersonville, NC 28792

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