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Spend a day outdoors alongside like-minded educators to dive into how environmental education and social emotional learning go hand in hand.

Challenged by integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into your work? The NJ School of Conservation has paved the way for SEL for 75+ years. Meeting the needs of students and educators, the NJSOC has aligned our curricula with NJ Department of Education’s SEL Competencies.

This in depth workshop will provide the opportunity for you to develop a comfort level with tools and resources to help you adapt the five SEL Competencies in your classroom. You will experience a “day in the life” of a student field trip that combines SEL and EE to cultivate future stewards of the earth. Leave feeling inspired and armed with easily adaptable activities and lessons.

We will explore the essential question: How can SEL and EE work together to create students with social emotional awareness and a desire to be stewards of the earth?

This workshop is most appropriate for educators who work with students in grades 4-12.

Working Agenda:
Monday August 5th (Optional early arrival option to alleviate the stress of morning travel)

4-5pm- Arrival & Settle into Cabins
5-6pm- Sunset Hike
6-7pm- BYO Dinner 7pm-?- Campfire Activities

Tuesday August 6th

7:30am – Breakfast for overnighters
8:30am Arrival & Check In
8:45am Welcome & Orientation
8:45- 9am- What is SEL? Why is it relevant to NJ teaching today?
9-9:15am – What is EE? Why is it relevant to NJ teaching today?
9:30-11:30am- Jigsaw Part 1: Learning Groups- Each teacher will participate in one of the following sessions and become an expert…. Water Ecology, Metalsmithing, Climate Change Makers or Action Socialization Experiences
11:45am-12:45pm -Lunch and idea share
1-3pm- Jigsaw Part 2: Teaching Groups- The jigsaw groups will shuffle and become a combination of experts to form new teaching/ learning groups in their subjects.
3-4 pm- Culmination & Closure- Round Table -Guided Discussion

Overnighter Fee includes cabin-style lodging, continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.
Day Fee includes lunch and all workshop materials.

Teachers may earn up to 6 professional development hours upon completion of this workshop.

Email Director of Education, Tanya Sulikowski, with any questions tsulikowski@friendsofnjsoc.org