E-Lit Roadtrip 2012
Maryland Environmental Literacy Action PlanTRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTSTUDENT-FOCUSED ACTIONSPOLICY & RELATED ACTIONS
Training & Professional DevelopmentIntroductory E-Lit Regional Workshops: Introductory E-Lit infoCounty ELP StatusInitial connection btw LEAs & providersIdentify issues & challenges
Top Issues & Challenges
Recognition of challenges, pressures on schoolsAwareness of available provider services: clearinghouseLack of funding for transportationFacilitating continued communication, collaborationAlignment of provider offeringsTeacher preparationChallenge of interdisciplinary e-lit in high schoolCoordination
2. Continued Support for ImplementationMSDE E-Lit Summit for county ELP teams-Summer 2012 Identify regional liaisons (LEA & Provider)Facilitate collaboration, communicationCo-facilitate next round of regional E-Lit sessionsRegional E-Lit Planning Sessions: Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Training & Professional Development4. Improve Coordination w/Higher Ed Establish contacts @ institutions of higher learning Forum (Fall 2012): Teacher prep and professional development programs in environmental literacy
Training & Professional DevelopmentStudent Focused ActionsAddressing Every Student Every Year (ESEY)Develop written recommendations for providing a meaningful outdoor EE experience for ESEY. Includes guidance for schools, EE providers, sites, etc.Develop effective tool to collect and report numbers of quality experiences.
1. Coordinate w/MD Green Schools Program Integrate schoolyard habitat with MDGS program Support U.S. Green Ribbon Schools ProgramGreener school construction guidelines as policy.
Policy & Related Actions
2. Support, cooperate with federal/ national E-Lit initiatives as appropriate.Policy & Related Actions