We are very excited to announce the launch of Green Teacher’s 2011 Webinar series. We hope you’ll join us in one or more of our 30 FREE webinars on various environmental education topics this year. Almost 800 non-formal and formal youth educators filled out our online survey and helped us choose the topics for these webinars. Each session will feature a 20-30 minute presentation, and 30-40 minutes for you to ask a question of our presenter.
The topics and dates for our first four webinars are below. For more details, and information on how to register, please visit http://greenteacher.com/webinars. Once again, these webinars are offered free of charge, and we hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to explore these current popular topics in environmental learning with us.
We’ll be announcing more webinars very soon, so check back frequently – OR click here and join our listserv to receive email notices of upcoming webinars.
Webinar #2: February 22, 2011, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST
Webinar Topic: “How to Create Engaging Environmental Education Programs Using a Narrative, Storyline Approach”
Presenter: Alan Warner
Stories organize and provide meaning in our lives, yet educators typically teach through outcomes and activities. Young people become more engaged when they come to the learning context with a purpose or role that is meaningful to them, where they become the actors or leaders in a story (e.g., detectives, aliens, adventurers, entrepreneurs, teachers, leaders, etc.). This webinar presents the framework for a storyline/narrative approach to program design, enabling participants to apply the concepts and develop storyline ideas for their learners in their classroom, outdoor or community learning contexts. The result is adventurous, meaningful and engaged learning.