PRC West Teacher Workshops
Act 48 accredited EE Workshops for Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers
The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) presents workshops on environmental topics to teachers and pre-service teachers. The workshops are either offered as part of required Elementary Science Methods courses or for extra credit on the college level, and for Act 48 credits on the professional level. Pre-service teachers will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to take part in the type of professional development activities that are required to maintain their teaching certification.
Every year several thousand elementary education majors graduate from local academic institutions and begin their careers as teachers. These recent graduates will refer back to lesson plans and curricula that they received or developed while they were college and university students. The information that they cover in their classes will largely be the foundation on which they begin building their careers as teachers. Due to time constraints, students tend to receive limited training on teaching environmental topics within the context of traditional teacher preparation programs.
These workshops are designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the following topics: Watershed Awareness, Air Quality, Litter Prevention & Recycling, and Health and the Environment. The workshops provide teachers and teachers-in-training with lesson plans and activities that can be utilized in the classroom along with the tools and educational resources to effectively address EE Standards while improving their overall environmental literacy. In addition, participants are provided with connections to resources and organizations that exist outside the context of the university and school system that prove invaluable in “real world” teaching situations.
PRC’s Education staff has extensive experience and expertise in facilitating workshops for teachers and is an approved Act 48 Provider. Since 1997 PRC has facilitated numerous teacher workshops.
For more information or to schedule a teacher workshop contact Nancy Martin, 412.488.7490 ext. 6.