Event Title

Oregon Forests : Pathways to K-12 Student Success

Presenter Information

Norie Dimeo-Ediger
Julie Woodward

Location

Peavy/Richardson Halls

Event Website

http://uenr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Start Date

15-3-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

15-3-2008 12:00 AM

Description

This presentation will provide an overview of the conference, "Oregon Forests: Pathways to Student Success" and how it was used to bring natural resource partners and school district educators together to discuss the need to ensure the sustainability of forestry education in Oregon’s K-12 classrooms and to make forestry education plans for their school districts. Using this conference as the background, we will discuss how school administrators, teachers and forestry education providers established common goals, networked, strengthened partnerships and identified potential funding opportunities. This presentation will highlight place-based education models that enhance student performance with relevant, hands-on education experiences. In discussing this conference, we will share what we discovered about increasing forestry education in school districts statewide. This will include sharing success stories like that of Tillamook School District educators and community members who are using forestry/natural resources education to enhance learning in K-12 classrooms. This session will also cover details about the two-day conference and how five-member teams from school districts statewide are using forestry to meet district ESL, assessment and state standard needs and professional development models for teachers. We will discuss how community-based education, such as using local forests, can engage students and improve performance in key areas as reading, writing, math and science. We will share resource materials that we made available at no cost to schools to support forestry/natural resources education. Finally, we will share some of the plans developed by Oregon school districts who participated in the conference that will demonstrate how together we are creating pathways to student success.

Comments

Session #12: Partnering with Agencies / P & T Strategies. Presentation for 7th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 13-15, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. Featured in the ScholarsArchive@OSU in Oregon State University. Suggested Citation: Dimeo-Ediger, Norie, Woodward, J. 2008. Oregon forests : pathways to K-12 student success. UENR 7th Biennial Conference, ScholarsArchive at Oregon State University. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8277

 
Mar 15th, 1:00 PM Mar 15th, 12:00 AM

Oregon Forests : Pathways to K-12 Student Success

Peavy/Richardson Halls

This presentation will provide an overview of the conference, "Oregon Forests: Pathways to Student Success" and how it was used to bring natural resource partners and school district educators together to discuss the need to ensure the sustainability of forestry education in Oregon’s K-12 classrooms and to make forestry education plans for their school districts. Using this conference as the background, we will discuss how school administrators, teachers and forestry education providers established common goals, networked, strengthened partnerships and identified potential funding opportunities. This presentation will highlight place-based education models that enhance student performance with relevant, hands-on education experiences. In discussing this conference, we will share what we discovered about increasing forestry education in school districts statewide. This will include sharing success stories like that of Tillamook School District educators and community members who are using forestry/natural resources education to enhance learning in K-12 classrooms. This session will also cover details about the two-day conference and how five-member teams from school districts statewide are using forestry to meet district ESL, assessment and state standard needs and professional development models for teachers. We will discuss how community-based education, such as using local forests, can engage students and improve performance in key areas as reading, writing, math and science. We will share resource materials that we made available at no cost to schools to support forestry/natural resources education. Finally, we will share some of the plans developed by Oregon school districts who participated in the conference that will demonstrate how together we are creating pathways to student success.

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