Exploring the World in a Digital Landscape — California Project WET Gazette
Interactive Activities for School, Home & Outdoor Learning
I hope everyone had a chance to take a breath and find some calm over the summer, and that this note finds you well and retaining your sanity. This Autumn Gazette includes a broad range of ideas on WET activities to consider using to support distance learning in the hope that everyone will find something they can use at any grade level in this challenging time.
Like most of you, our workshop facilitators have been hard at work figuring out how to operate in the online environment. They have created workshops that will support your work with students through fun professional development experiences. Workshops this fall will feature a mix of ‘live’ online training, go-at-your-own-pace online training and at least one attempt at a socially distanced field day experience as virus conditions allow.
Project WET will be launching a new website this fall. WETconnect will bring a new interactive experience that will allow educators to connect with their students digitally and with Project WET online student-paced lessons for distance learning and out-of-classroom experiences. The pilot launch will focus on a Water Systems unit.
Project WET would like to pilot this with a soft launch of educators in upper elementary and middle school before a public launch and will provide participating educators a free one-month trial for their classroom — a value of up to $450 depending on the number of students in your class. Please contact Julia Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Project WET if you are interested in this opportunity!
Be well and stay safe Gazette readers! – Brian