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Thursday, November 1 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Breakout 1A: Connect, Explore, Engage: Increase Student Agency

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Connect with the talents and gifts of students and increase agency by exploring the community and engaging in sustainable solutions. Learn how using essential questions to frame Wisconsin's recently revised Standards for Environmental Literacy and Sustainability (ELS) can deepen learning for TAG students and provide opportunities for them to uncover the learning inside and outside the classroom.

Participants will leave with
  • An understanding of the shifts in pedagogy required by the new standards,
  • Access to a plethora of resources specifically tied to the revised state standards for environmental literacy and sustainability,
  • An in-session brainstorm of how increasing student voice and agency can help differentiate for TAG students, and
  • Increased confidence returning to districts with information directly from DPI on the new standards.
NAGC Standards Addressed
Standard 3: Curriculum Planning and Instruction
3.4. Instructional Strategies. Students with gifts and talents become independent investigators.
3.5. Culturally Relevant Curriculum. Students with gifts and talents develop knowledge and skills for living and being productive in a multicultural, diverse, and global society.
3.6. Resources. Students with gifts and talents benefit from gifted education programming that provides a variety of high quality resources and materials.

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Sandy Benton

Co-Founder & Leadership Team, Wisconsin Green Schools Network
Sandy Benton is passionate about teaching and learning. Her experiences and research as both a literacy coach and a classroom teacher indicate that deep, lasting learning occurs when instruction is learner-centered, interdisciplinary, hands-on, and grounded in real world experiences... Read More →
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Victoria Rydberg

Environmental Ed, Department of Public Instruction
Educator passionate about authentic learning and engaging students outdoors.

Thursday November 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Tundra AB