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Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades. 


The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Professional Development for High School Teachers

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

Collaborative Curriculum Design (CCD) is designed to take your existing ecology or biology lessons and adapt them to include student experiences with authentic science research around invasive species. By authentic science research, we mean lessons that include student development of and systematic investigation of research questions in a manner similar to that of professional scientists. We hope to create collaborations to support teachers in implementing the lessons and assessments designed during the professional development in their classrooms. The workshop includes introductions to ongoing UF invasive species ecology research and time to redesign lessons in consultation with UF scientists and education experts.

This workshop is funded as part of a USDA Education Research grant, and workshop participants are asked to consent to serve as research participants, co-design student assessments, implement the revised lesson in your classroom, and help the CCD team conduct research on implementation.

When and Where:

July 9-11, 2019 in Gainesville, FL (arriving July 8, 2018) AND one online or conference call in August 2019 (Date options TBD)

Each individual participating teacher who completes the workshop, classroom implementation and research in 2019-2020 will receive a $500 stipend following the workshop and an additional $500 stipend at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

There is no cost to attend the workshop and lodging and most meals are provided. Teachers may earn up to 22 hours of professional development credit. Applications are due April 15, 2019.

For more information, visit http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/education/ccdworkshop.shtml