Subject: Learning In Places and MMSLN Partnership for Professional Learning
Science learning in our communities, sometimes called place-based learning, is critical to equitable science (and social studies, etc.) education.
We are recruiting science educators, along with their ELA, social studies, and/or math colleagues, to create a team of educators to learn more about Learning in Places, bringing community-based, field-based, science learning experiences to all students, through this professional learning series. Your team can be 2-6 people. The right number defined by the goals you have for this work.
We are collaborating with several other states, too, so beyond learning with the Michigan teams and the Learning in Places developers, your educator team will be able to learn with educators from other states. In this way Michigan becomes part of a national Learning in Places network!
The MMSLN will also be having Michigan-focused sharing opportunities to collaborate on how Learning in Places can be grown throughout our state through a MMSLN supported Learning in Places community! These will be held 4-5:30 on October 28, January 28, April 26, and June 16.
If you know educators, in classrooms or support roles for PK-12, who would be interested in this professional learning opportunity please share this flyer with them. If they have questions encourage them to reach out.
Learning in Places: We co-design innovative research and practice with educators, families, and community partners that cultivates equitable, culturally based, socio-ecological systems learning and sustainable decision-making utilizing “field based” science education in outdoor places, including gardens, for children in Kindergarten to 3rd grade and their families.
If your region or schools near you are not ready for the Learning in Places professional learning series, the MMSLN will be running a half-day, Learning in Places introductory session in October! Watch for more information.