Energy in Ecosystems Workshop

November 15, 2018

Project Learning Tree Workshop featuring 

Grades 3-5: E-Unit - Energy in Ecosystems

Project Learning Tree's Energy in Ecosystems curriculum for grades 3-5 has been selected a Learning ® Magazine 2019 Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom winner! Learn more.

WHEN:           Thursday, November 15, 2018 ~ 9:00am - 12:00pm 
WHERE:         Garland County Library
                       1427 Malvern Avenue
                        Hot Springs, AR 71901

COST: $10 per person payable at the workshop via cash, check or credit card(a savings of $30 from the self-paced online training) 
REGISTER:   Sign up by emailing Rob Beadel at or 
calling (501) 374-2441. Please indicate workshop title and date that you are 
Seating is limited. Registrations taken first come, first serve. Sign up NOW!

This Professional Development Opportunity is an is an initiative of SFI Inc. and is sponsored in the state by the Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation.

Benefits to attending:

This workshop qualifies for 3 hours of ADE-approved professional development.
REQUIREMENT: Each person must bring a Wi-Fi enabled device to this training. Training materials and curriculum will be accessed online.
Join us for this unique approach to PLT (Project Learning Tree) curriculum. This training features online content with interactive links to standards, resources, and more.
Designed for students in grades 3-5, Energy in Ecosystems investigates the ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests-one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems-and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. In doing so, they learn to appreciate the natural systems on which we depend and begin to widen their circle of compassion to include all of nature.
The activities are designed to develop students' critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
The lessons are flexible and easy to incorporate into your existing curriculum. Activities are multi-disciplinary and are constructed around - rather than simply correlated to - targeted performance expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). They build on one another to foster students' understanding and skills for meeting the specific standards.
They are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math.
They are aligned with the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies.
They are organized around the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) 5E Instructional Model - engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate.

What's included:
1.  Energy in Ecosystems e-unit
Project Learning Tree's e-units support learning as a developmental progression. Teachers may use individual activities as stand-alone investigations or choose to conduct all e-unit activities from beginning to end.
The e-unit contains:
access to detailed step-by-step lesson plans online
downloadable student pages to guide learning
a range of assessment tools, including pre- and post-assessments and evaluation rubrics
easy-to-understand teacher background information
comprehensive, interactive connections to academic standards -- correlations are showcased for educators using innovative and interactive hyperlinks
resources for customizing the lessons to your students and situation
suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books to enhance the activities
more teaching tools, including links to websites, videos, online quizzes, and other supplementary resources
Please consider your registration as a commitment to attend. If you cannot attend please cancel your reservation to allow others the opportunity.
Contact Rob Beadel at if you have questions.