This page will be regularly updated with educator training opportunities and events throughout the state. A list of professional development opportunities and resources can be found on our educator resource page. Some workshops offer MSDE credit if combined with other workshops.
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Growing Up WILD is an interdisciplinary early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Growing Up WILD has been aligned with Common Core (K-2), Head Start domains, and Maryland Environmental Literacy standards.
Throughout this online professional development, participants will go through various
activities in the Growing Up WILD guide and will learn about ways to connect young children to nature. The online course has 5 main learning modules and a short final assignment. It should take you an estimated 5 hours to complete. Please contact Kerry Wixted Kerry.email@example.com for any questions pertaining to this course.
Audience: Educators, daycare providers, community leaders, etc who work with PreK-2nd grade students in Maryland.
Credit: At this time, no credit will be provided aside from a certificate with course hours. To receive a certificate and a free Growing Up WILD guide, you will need to achieve a 70% passing score on the course materials.
To register: This workshop is now full. Please contact Kerry Wixted (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be placed on the waitlist.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)