GET YOUR FEET WET

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In case you missed our 4th annual

Everglades Teacher Symposium,

a 2 day, virtual event on July 21-22, 2021!

#EVERGLADESLITERACY     |    #GETYOURFEETWET    |    #TAKETHENEXTSTEP

Day 1: July 21st, 2021

 

Keynote
& Everglades Literacy Program Updates

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Speaker: Delaney Reynolds

Delaney Reynolds
 is the founder and CEO of the Sink or Swim Projecta non-profit organization designed to educate, inform, and engage the generations who will inherit sea level rise, and that must work together to solve it. She is an author, illustrator, youth ambassador, and environmental advocate who serves as an inspiration for civic action among the next generation. 


Links and Resources:
- Miami Sea Rise:  miamisearise.com
- Delaney's Website:  delaneyreynolds.com

- Delaney's books: Purchase Here
- Contact: delaney@miamisearise.com

Everglades Literacy Program: Teacher Toolkit
-
Request an Everglades Literacy:
Teacher Training
- Become an: Everglades Champion School
- Everglades: High School Leaders
- Distance Learning: Additional Resources:

 
Hosts: Jennifer Diaz
Vice President of Education  
Bianca Cassouto,
Education Program Manager

Explore Everglades Habitats Through "Swamped In the Glades" Board Game

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Speakers: Rebecca Wood, Environmental Educator 
Bianca Cassouto,
Education Program Manager

Explore Everglades ecosystems and learn more about the educational board game "Swamped in the Glades! an Everglades Watershed Adventure" as a fun, interactive class resource to learn about the Everglades.

Links and Resources:
- Swamped In the Glades!
An Everglades Watershed Adventure
- Glimpse of the Glades: Videos
- Overview of the: Board Game
- Teacher: Resources
- Contact: info@swampedintheglades.com



Host: Bianca Cassouto,
Education Program Manager

STEAMing Through the Everglades as Ecosystem Engineers

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Speakers: Lance Cutrer, 
Environmental Sustainability Manager at Museum of Discovery and Science 
Kim Gooch
Everglades Literacy Program Coordinator, Central Florida

STEAM through the Everglades as an Ecosystem Engineer and learn about the engineering design process as a way to plan, design, and improve sustainability projects in or outside the classroom. 


Links and Resources:
- Museum of Discovery and Science: Website
- MODS: Educator Guide
- MODS: Virtual Learning/STEM Programs
- Download how to: Build a Bee Hotel
- Download how to: Build a Bird Feeder
- Download how to: Build a Bird House
- Download how to: Build a Toad House
- Download how to: Build a Seed Bomb
- Contact: lance.cutrer@mods.org



Host: Kim Gooch, Everglades Literacy Program Coordinator, Central Florida

All About Manatees at Manatee Lagoon

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Speaker: Wendy Puz,
Education & Outreach Coordinator at
Manatee Lagoon


Explore the wonderful world of manatees and learn about engaging educational resources from Manatee Lagoon.

Links and Resources:
- Manatee Lagoon: A Florida Power and Light Eco-Discovery Center
- Manatee Lagoon: Virtual Learning
- Manatee Lagoon: Virtual Visit and Q&A
- Manatee Lagoon: Educational Videos
Manatee Lagoon: Virtual Field Trips
- Manatee Lagoon: Live Manatee Cam

- Contact: Wendolyn.Puz@fpl.com

Host: Kim Gooch,
Everglades Literacy Program Coordinator, Central Florida

Day 2: July 22nd, 2021

Join the Conversation: Diversity and Inclusion in Environmental Education

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Panel:
Charissa Jones,
Outdoor & Inclusion Coordinator, Oregon State University Extension Service Outdoor School
Contact: 
charissa.jones@oregonstate.edu


Anesti Vega, SCUBA Council Chair of Diversity In Aquatics, & Lab Tech at the Underwater Technology Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology
Contact: 
vegaexploration@gmail.com


Dr. Sabrina Sembiante, Associate Professor TESOL and Bilingual Education at Florida Atlantic University
Contact: ssembiante@fau.edu


Jennifer Diaz, Vice President of Education at The Everglades Foundation

Links and Resources:

- NAAEE: Website
- LEEF: Website
- LEEF Conference: DEI Panel
- Color in Colorado: Article
- Extension Service: Self-Evaluation: Tools
- Student Success: Access Opportunity


Suggested Readings:
- “Is October Brown Chinese?" A cultural modeling activity system for underachieving students,”American Educational Research Journal.
- Luis Moll, et al., “Funds of knowledge for teaching": Using a qualitative approach to connect homes and families,” Theory into Practice.
- Ernest Morrell, "Linking Literacy and Popular Culture": Finding connections for lifelong learning, Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
- Lisa Delpit, “The Silenced Dialogue": Power and pedagogy in educating other people’s children,” Harvard Educational Review.
- "Teaching Science to English Language": Joyce Nutta, ‎Nazan U. Bautista, ‎Malcolm B. Butler, 2010
- "Creating Linguistically and Culturally Responsive K-12 Schools": Soltero, Sonia, 2011. Schoolwide Approaches to Educating ELLs: 
- "Enhancing academic investment through home-school connections": Journal of Language & Literacy Education, 12(1), 104-121, Johnson, E.J., & Johnson, A.B. (2016)
- "Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain": by Zaretta L Hammond
- "Blue Mind": Wallace J.Nichols 



Host: Bianca Cassouto,
Education Program Manager

The Value of Youth-Adult Partnerships to Create Sustainable Civic Change 

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Speakers: Alyssa McConkey, Earth Force Program Manager
Alicia TorresK-12 Everglades Champions Program Manager

A unique synergy happens when both youth and adults work towards a common goal. Schools that use a Youth-Adult Partnership framework have documented enhanced student-teacher relationships, improved student climate, and improved instruction and curriculum.

Links and Resources:
- Jamboard: Link
- Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest: Article
- Youth-Adult Partnership: Activities from Earth Force
- Earth Force: Resources Website
- What's for Lunch?: Activity
- Earth Force: Student Action Highlights
- Contact: amcconkey@earthforce.org


Host: Susan Toth, Environmental Education Specialist

Educating for Civic Action: Strategies
for Addressing Environmental Issues of the Everglades

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Speakers: Alicia Torres, 
K-12 Everglades Champions Program Manager
 Melissa Atkins,
Teacher at Tradewinds Middle School

Empower and engage the next generation to create meaningful change that benefits the environmental and local communities. 

Join The Everglades Foundation to learn how to incorporate student-led civic action into Everglades education.


Links and Resources:
- Earth Force: Website
- Earth Force: Educator's Quickstart Guide
- 6 Step: Model
- Tips Cards: Link
- Become an: Everglades Champion School
- Everglades: High School Leaders

- Contact: atorres@evergladesfoundation.org
- Contact: 
melissa.atkins@palmbeachschools.org


Host: Bianca Cassouto,
Education Program Manager

The Future of the Everglades
& Closing Remarks

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Speaker: Eric Eikenberg,
President and CEO of
The Everglades Foundation



Host: Jennifer DiazVice President of Education for The Everglades Foundation