ANJEE 2017 Winter Conference
From Inspiration to Impact: Inspiring stories. Compelling evidence. Meaningful impact.
ANJEE’s 32nd Annual Conference will endeavor to explorethe spark of inspiration within each environmental educator and help to illuminate the path to create a meaningful and lasting impact on the educational community. Only through this impact can we hope to create the change needed for a more sustainable future for us all.
Our Friday conference will include hour long workshops in the following strands:
Applying Research to Increase Our Impact
Educating for Sustainable Communities
Leadership and Capacity Building
Conservation and Environmental Education
Inspiring Connections to the Outdoors
We are proud to feature Michael Catania as our 2017 keynote speaker.
MICHAEL CATANIA is the executive director of Duke Farms, which serves as a model of stewardship and sustainability, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, on its 2,742-acre campus in Hillsborough Township, NJ.
PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Thursday, January 19.
We are please to offer two exciting and intensive daylong workshops. Spend the day with some of New Jersey’s most inspiring, cutting edge educators. Daylong workshops include breakfast, box lunch and snacks. Register before December 25 and pay the discounted fee of $40. You can choose your Thursday workshop under the registration tab. If you are coming both Thursday and Friday, you will need to order a separate ticket for each day.
Preconference Workshop #1 How Do People Learn?
Presenter: Roberta H. Hunter, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University
One of the great assets of environmental education is the diversity of backgrounds educators bring with them. However, many of us enter the field without preparation in how people learn. We ourselves learn through practice – finding what works by trial and error, through mentorships, and training. This workshop provides a brief overview of how people learn. Through a combination of interactive activities, discussion, and lecture, participants will explore topics such as cognitive theories, constructivism, and social-cognitive learning. We will discuss how these theories fit with learning outside of the classroom, and how they connect to pedagogies such as inquiry.
Preconference Workshop #2 A New (Jersey) approach to Project Learning Tree
Presenters: Frank Gallagher, Director, Environmental Planning and Design, Rutgers University; Pam Zipse, Outreach Coordinator, Urban Forestry Program, Rutgers University; Mike Gallagher, US Forest Service, Silas Little Experimental Forest; Tanya Oznowich, NJ DEP; Karen Lund, NJ PLT
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a nationally recognized, award-winning environmental education curriculum supplement which uses forests, land, and trees as a foundation for exploring scientific concepts and processes. Most importantly, PLT is designed to teach students how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues.
PLT recently developed an on-line version of its teacher certification workshop. Knowing hands-on practice is more effective, and face-to-face contact is crucial for network development, NJ is developing a hybrid workshop model, combining the on-line workshop with a hands-on component
This full day workshop includes both the hands-on component and two New Jersey specific presentations. All workshop participants will be given access to the PLT National online workshop, and after completing those pieces on their own, will receive their PLT Certificate for New Jersey.