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Learning from the Outside In: The Power of Place-Based Science Education

TEC Center at Erikson Institute

Monday, December 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)

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The TEC Center at Erikson Institute would like you to join us for a special breakfast and conversation on the S + T in STEM with Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation. CEUs/CPDUs will be provided to educators for attending. 

Learning from the Outside In: The Power of Place-Based Science Education

As the U.S. grapples with educating its diverse students to higher levels, creative STEM educators are taking them beyond the four walls of their classrooms. In “nature nearby,” such as gardens, ponds, and parks, to more than 400 national parks, students come alive in outdoor classrooms, studying air and water quality, species diversity, and habitat restoration. They learn to "come to their senses." Children often learn alongside scientists and naturalists of all ages in experiences ranging from one-day field trips to immersive week-long classes. 
 
Digital tools and online platforms, such as iNaturalist, enable youth to record, verify, and deepen understanding of species they encounter. Place-based experiential learning can lead students to deeper reflection on their own lives, propelling their educations forward with purpose and passion.

Learn more about Milton Chen and the event here.

Join us at Erikson Insitute in the Polk Bros. Lecture Hall (Rooms 201/202). 

 

Parking Info

We will have parking passes available for FREE for all day parking at MartParc Orleans, 437 N. Orleans St., entrances on Orleans and Hubbard, Look for a green and white sign. MartParc Orleans is 3.5 blocks from Erikson.

Have questions about Learning from the Outside In: The Power of Place-Based Science Education? Contact TEC Center at Erikson Institute

When & Where


Erikson Institute
451 North LaSalle Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Monday, December 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)


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TEC Center at Erikson Institute

The TEC Center at Erikson Institute empowers early childhood educators to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology with children from birth to age 8. Through carefully selected resources and real-world examples, the Center strengthens educators’ digital literacy and their ability to intentionally select, use, integrate, and evaluate technology in the classroom and other early childhood settings. 

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