Environmental Learning Collaborative Summer Institute

The San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative provides San Mateo K–8 teachers with the opportunity to participate in professional learning institutes focused on teaching the Next Generation Science Standards using project-based learning and the local environment.

The summer 2017 Institute will be held at the San Mateo County Office of Education STEM Center June 21–23. Teacher teams of 3–4 are encouraged to apply here before May 28, 2017!

Since the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative first formed, more than 140 teachers have learned what NGSS requires them to do and how to do it—while also fostering students’ enthusiasm and natural curiosity about the environment around them.

Benefits you’ll receive:

  • A stipend of $500 upon completion of the program
  • An understanding of the core concepts and three-dimensional learning at the heart of NGSS
  • The ability to successfully use project-based learning strategies
  • Connect with local environmental education providers and outdoor experiences to enhance what you’re teaching in the classroom
  • Tools to teach science concepts through integrated, inquiry-based, and project-based learning strategies
  • Instructional resources from provider partners
  • Confidence to teach science in ways that address NGSS requirements
  • Increased student engagement and comprehension
  • Greater and lasting educational impact on your students
  • The chance to share best practices with your fellow teachers at the January 2018 Capstone Institute

We hope to see you there!

Flyer for SMC Environmental Learning Collaborative