When

Friday, September 25

Preview platform 6 - 7 p.m.

Pre-Service teacher workshop 7 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 26

9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

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Where

Online! Links emailed Thursday, Sept. 24

Contact

Alicia Mein-Johnson 
Texas Association for Environmental Education 
210-831-4336 
info@taee.org for billing questions

txassoc4ee@gmail.com for conference/tech questions

 

Texas Association for Environmental Education 2020 Virtual Conference: Inspiring the Value of Nature in a Virtual Learning Environment

Registration closed Wednesday, September 23, at 11:59 p.m.

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Join us for a chance to connect with environmental educators across Texas. Great content for classroom teachers, informal educators, parents and Scout leaders.

Friday night, September 25, from 6 - 7 p.m., learn how to navigate the online platform (Remo). It's also a chance to network with TAEE board members & participants from across Texas in an informal setting.

Pre-service teachers, join us from 7 - 8 p.m. on Friday night for a special session led by EcoRise just for you. We will introduce themes in project-based learning and help you navigate the world of environmental education.

Saturday Line Up:

9 - 10 a.m. Deep in the Heart

Keynote: Be the first to see Deep In the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story. This is a yet-to-be released documentary which will celebrate Texas conservation success stories while showcasing important ecological issues through the eyes of wildlife and wild places. Discuss with the film’s producer, Jay Kleberg, how environmental educators might utilize this educational and entertaining resource.

10 - 11 a.m. Importance of Authenticity in Learning Experiences

Featured Speaker: Kristi Pierce from Harris-Galveston Subsidence District will discuss the importance of authentic learning experiences. Interactive and fun, participants will have opportunities to interact and practice using research-based principles.

11 - 11:30 Statewide Networking

Mix and mingle with educators at small table groups.

11:30 - 11:45 Lunch Break

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Create a Space for All By Recognizing Opportunities for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learning Session with August Vandiver of Pearland Parks & Recreation: Learn how to identify opportunities for better diversity, equity, and inclusion in your classrooms and organizations. You will hear discussion from professionals in the industry and who have been involved with DEI efforts in the past. Participants will work through a self-audit to better identify areas of growth as they go back to their spaces.

12:15 - 1:30 Harnessing the Benefits of Virtual Learning in Environmental Education

Learning Session with Kristi Hibler-Luton of EcoRise: Explore best practices for integrating Virtual Learning into the school day using research-based methods. We will experience an EcoRise remote lesson and discuss strategies for each phase that can be used to ensure students and teachers get the most out of the experiences while leveraging the unique opportunities virtual learning provides.  

*Participants will have access to EcoRise’s Sustainable Intelligence Program which includes over 160 project-based, standards-aligned, K–12 lessons across seven eco-themes, including energy, waste, food, water, public spaces, air quality, and transportation. These lessons are available in English and Spanish.

1:30 - 2:15 Regional Networking & Showcase of Virtual Programs from around Texas
Within the Remo platform, you may rotate on your own through virtual tables and meet environmental educators from across Texas. Hosts are listed on the TAEE website, and content is linked!

 

CPE and TEEAC credits are available; certificates will be emailed at the conclusion of the conference.  Check with your local Master Naturalist chapter about AT hours.