Course Details


P035-11582.1S22 - What did a plant ever do for you?

Course Details
Course Description: This online, yet hands-on, course provides an introduction to the science and art of botany and horticulture taught in the context of the diverse indoor and outdoor plant collections of Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) for teachers of students of all populations in elementary, middle and high school grades. An understanding of the value of plants in natural and human history will emerge through our inquiry-based approach to learning how plants are built, how they work, and how they interact with the living and non-living components of the natural environments they inhabit. Emphasis is placed on experiential, authentic learning that participants can readily bring back to their own classroom settings to engage students with diverse learning styles and personal backgrounds. Teachers will be asked to reflect on their own backgrounds and how they may affect the classroom learning environment, both in-person and online. This online, yet hands-on, course provides an introduction to the science and art of botany and horticulture taught in the context of the diverse indoor and outdoor plant collections of Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) for teachers of students of all populations in elementary, middle and high school grades. An understanding of the value of plants in natural and human history will emerge through our inquiry-based approach to learning how plants are built, how they work, and how they interact with the living and non-living components of the natural environments they inhabit, emphasis is placed on the varieties of ways humans interact with plants over history and geography. Emphasis is placed on experiential, authentic learning that participants can readily bring back to their classrooms to engage students with diverse learning preferences and personal backgrounds. Teachers will be asked to do much reflection: on their own backgrounds, what their identities and histories bring to the classroom, about the design and history of the system of education and schooling, and how all of this plays out in the education of students. Teachers will be asked to plan collective learning experiences that center marginalized voices, diverse perspectives, offer student choice, and incorporate multiple modes of assessment. Virtual tours of the Garden and activities to investigate the nature that surrounds the participants will provide teachers with skills to plan and implement outdoor explorations of plant collections found in their schoolyard, community, or at BBG. Participants keep science journals and practice using student journals to assess comprehension of science facts and concepts, a practice that supports the Next Generation Science Standards Science and Engineering Practices. As part of the final project, participants choose to design a field investigation, a thematic unit plan, a plant investigation, or a specialized learning tool that will be grade-appropriate, rigorous, specific to their community or class interests, and differentiated for a diverse population of learners.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 03/04/2022 Start Date: 03/15/2022 End Date: 05/03/2022
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Science
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Content Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 3b : Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques
3c : Engaging Students in Learning
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Contact:
Instructor # 1: Lauren Tecosky Instructor # 2:
Payment
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $250.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $375.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Participants can complete their registration with and pay the Partner Fee for Brooklyn Botanic Garden on the website: https://www.bbg.org/learn/doe_inservice_course