MWEE Summer Institute 2021 Schedule
Notes: Participants need only attend one in-person field day. Each session will be held in a different portion of the watershed in order to minimize travel and maintain small group sizes.
Detailed Schedule Description:
Thursday, July 22, 9:00-5:00 (online)
Today, teachers will get oriented with introductions and a schedule overview. The main content will be divided between two topics:
- A detailed investigation of the guiding and supporting questions that MWEEs are structured around; and
- A first look at possible in-class labs (and other hands-on explorations), with time for teachers to try out activities and begin building a shared resource library.
Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30 (field experience and GLOBE training)
During this week, teachers will participate in one of three field days. Field days will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in different locations throughout our study area.
In addition to the field days, teachers will complete approximately 6 hours of independent work focused on developing supporting materials and knowledge for use in MWEEs. They will also receive training in GLOBE.gov.
Monday, July 26, 1 hour (online)
Today participants will become acquainted with GLOBE.gov, an international forum for data collection and citizen science. This will take one hour and will be done remotely under the leadership of guest speaker, Mike Jabot.
Friday, July, 30, 1 hour (online)
Today all participants will gather remotely to complete their training in GLOBE.gov. This will take approximately one hour.
Monday, August 2, 9:00-3:00 (online)
On this day, teachers will consolidate and share what they learned the previous week by discussing both the asynchronous activities and field experiences with each other. They will begin thinking about the assessments that they will incorporate into their MWEEs and contribute to shared banks of assessment materials. There will be 2 hours of homework.
Tuesday, August 3, 9:00-3:00 (online)
On this day, teachers will continue thinking about assessment, with particular attention paid to designing meaningful culminating projects that will allow their students to share their findings with others. In addition, they will learn about options for conducting the stewardship and civic action component of a MWEE. There will be 2 hours of homework.
Wednesday, August 4, 9:00-3:00 (online)
On the final day of the institute, teachers will have the opportunity to meet a variety of informal educators to learn more about resources that are available in their communities to support MWEEs. They will also hear from a guest speaker, Rhiannon McElwee, who has deep experience in making stewardship and civic action projects happen for groups of up to 400 students.