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ONREP Workshop Schedule & Ways to Engage, May 2021

ONREP Spring & Summer Workshops

Exploring the Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education Curriculum Through a Trauma-Informed Lens


Session Dates & Times:

Session 1: Friday May 14th, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session 2: Friday May 21st, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend both sessions

Format: Online, 2 sessions, 5 hours total

Audience: Formal and nonformal educators who work with students who have been directly impacted by fire


Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to the Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education (SOFEE) K-12 curriculum while highlighting a trauma-informed approach that can be applied in any learning environment.


  • In the first session, SOFEE has invited trauma-informed care expert Bob Lieberman to present on the neurobiology of trauma including the trauma of natural disasters such as wildfire, and present data about seemingly simple things we can do in the educational realm that build resilience.

  • In the second session, participants will learn about trauma-informed care tools and strategies that can be embedded in educational settings and practice applying them using SOFEE’s fire ecology curriculum as a starting point.


This workshop is co-hosted by Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education (SOFEE).

Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available.

Registration closes: Thursday, May 13th, 3:00 p.m.

Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops



Exploring Fire and Resilient Ecosystems:

A Middle School Fire K-12 Essential Question Progression Workshop


Date: Tuesday, May 25th,

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Format: online, 1 session

Audience: Formal and nonformal middle school educators


Description:

Ecosystems are dynamic in nature and their characteristics vary over time in response to disturbances such as fire. Ecosystem resilience describes how physical or biological components respond to change to promote long term ecosystem health. With fire ecology as a context, this workshop will explore an approach to using learner-centered essential questions that spark discussions, reflect on thinking, articulate thinking with evidence, broaden perspectives, and deepen understanding. A trauma informed mindset is critical to authentically centering learners; we will be modeling how the essential question process compliments these strategies. This interactive workshop will provide participants with content resources, trauma informed strategies, a sneak peak at the Fire K-12 Essential Questions Progression and more!

This workshop is co-hosted by Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) and Ecology Outreach.

Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available.

Registration closes: Monday, May 24th, 3:00 p.m.

Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


Early Learner Workshop Series: Fostering Natural Curiosity

Description: Have you noticed how innately curious young children are about the natural world around them? Are you interested in getting your early learners outside and in nature more often? Join us for a two workshop series intended to foster and further your young students’ curiosity of the natural world around them, all while learning foundational math, science, and literacy skills.

Workshop 1 will introduce you to the Project Wild guide ‘Growing Up Wild’

Workshop 2 will introduce you to the Project Learning Tree guide ‘Environmental Experiences for Early Learners’

Each workshop will have approximately 2 hours of asynchronous work planning a lesson from the corresponding guide (Growing Up Wild or PLT: Environmental Experiences for Early Learners)

Participants can register for one or both workshops. Workshops will prepare you to use the guides for your teaching scenario which may be in person, digital or hybrid.

All Project Learning Tree and Growing Up Wild activities align with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) criteria for curriculum and the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework.

This workshop series is co-hosted by Marion Soil & Water Conservation District, RedTwig Education and Calapooia Watershed Council

Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available.

Workshop 1: Fostering Natural Curiosity with Growing Up WILD

  • Session 1: Tuesday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Session 2: Thursday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend both sessions.

Format & Length Interactive, online, 2 two hour sessions, plus self-paced work in between sessions

Curriculum: Project WILD’sGrowing Up WILD’ (physical guide)

Audience: PreK-2nd grade formal and nonformal educators, and caretakers of young children

Registration closes Thursday, June 24th, 3:00 p.m.

Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


Workshop 2: Fostering Natural Curiosity with Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood


  • Session 1: Tuesday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Session 2: Thursday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend both sessions.

Format & Length: Interactive, online, 2 two hour sessions, plus self-paced work between sessions

Curriculum: Project Learning Tree’sEnvironmental Experiences for Early Learners’ (E-book)

Audience: PreK-2nd grade formal and nonformal educators, and caretakers of young children

Registration closes Thursday, July 15th, 3:00 p.m.

Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


Other Opportunities:

Confluence: Aligning with Tribal History/Shared History PD

This virtual workshop is for formal and informal educators across multiple content areas and will provide space to align with Oregon’s Tribal History/Shared History (Senate Bill 13) through asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Over the 2-day virtual workshop and asynchronous learning, the cohort will examine Tribal History/Shared History Essential Understanding and use other tools to build relationships with content that aligns with Tribal History/Shared History. The cohort will learn directly from Indigenous workshop facilitators, and have the opportunity to think through concepts as they hear from Indigenous speakers. Additionally, educators will have the opportunity to examine and walk-through multiple Tribal History/Shared History lessons as a cohort, and be more prepared to teach Tribal History/Shared History lessons in classrooms.

For more information and to register: https://www.confluenceproject.org/event-post/aligning-with-tribal-history-shared-history-pd/


South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve: Local Climate Issues and Solutions

Description: South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve brings you “Local Climate Issues and Solutions”, a teacher workshop opportunity for any educators who might be interested in learning more about climate impacts on coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest. Each day will have an online classroom and outdoor field component.

This 3 day blend of virtual and in person learning sessions will focus on climate issues putting our coastal communities at risk, like sea level rise, wildfires, and warming ocean temperatures. Learn how the Reserve investigates the issues and what we can do to reduce the impacts on our communities and ecosystems.

Date: June 22, 23, 24, 2021. Register by June 4: https://climate21.eventbrite.com

Questions? For more information, please contact the Reserve education coordinator, Jaime, at jaime.c.belanger@state.or.us or 541-888-5558, x127.




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Unless otherwise noted, all ONREP professional development (PD) events and materials are offered at no cost to Oregon formal and nonformal educators.

Sub reimbursement is available on teacher workdays when needed.

PDUs (Professional Development Units) are offered for all PD.

Outdoor School specific events are marked with an ‘ODS’ designator in the title.

Email: ONREP@oregonstate.edu, or call: (541)737-2128.

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