PD that meets your needs wherever you are

Have fun, earn credit, recharge your teacher battery and leave with terrific activities to use with your students 

Introducing Ask Michelle, your PLT concierge!

We want to help you build-your-own PLT experience and Michelle Youngquist, Idaho PLT state coordinator, is here to help! Michelle will assist you with finding the workshops and resources that meet your needs, get you the credit you want and help you maximize your learning experience and time. 

E-Mail Michelle today

to get started on building your perfect PLT experience.

Build-your-own Idaho PLT experience

Like you, Idaho PLT is working hard to adapt to the evolving learning landscape. We provide high quality resources and opportunities to help you succeed.  Earn university recertification credits or STARS hours or  simply take a short training and get outstanding materials you can use right away.  Whatever fits your needs, rest assured these trainings and resources are award-winning and aligned with Idaho Content Standards.  Ask Michelle to help build your experience: E-Mail plt@idahoforest.org.  

Sign-up for our 2021 workshops!
(In addition to those listed below, we’re busy building lots of fun trainings that will be added to the schedule very soon.)

FOR CREDIT – Virtual (not-in-person, most parts are online, also includes hands-on indoor and outdoor learning).

Learn and Teach About Idaho Natural Resources – START NOW! Virtual class. 1 optional university recertification credit available.

Idaho Ecosystems with WILD, WET & PLT  – START NOW!  Virtual class. 1 optional university recertification credit available.

NEW! Learn and Teach About Idaho Natural Resources – June 29-July 27, 2021 Virtual class. 1 optional university recertification credit available.

NEW! Learn and Teach About Idaho Natural Resources – October 12-November 9, 2021  Virtual class. 1 optional university recertification credit available.

NEW! Idaho Ecosystems with WILD, WET & PLT – November 2-30.  Virtual class. 1 optional university recertification credit available. 

Coming soon!

DESIGN YOUR OWN– You decide the focus of your 1-credit virtual PLT workshop by choosing from an array of PLT curricula. Complete your training with a cohort or on your own. Cohort option will have group zoom sessions and interaction, but most of the coursework will be self-guided.  Interested? E-Mail Michelle today!

FOR CREDIT – In-Person and/or Hybrid (in-person and virtual combined)

Wildfires, Water & Climate, Oh My!  May 18 – June 30 | 2-credit hybrid option; 1-credit virtual option

SHORT ONLINE – Get materials and training, but not credit.  May qualify for Idaho STARS hours. If you need credit, see the “design your own” for-credit option. We’re happy to help you determine the best approach for YOU. Contact us!

PreK-8th Grade Environmental Education.  Sign-up and complete the course anytime. Short online training. Not for university credit. 4 STARS hours available.

Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood  Sign up for and complete the course anytime.  Short online training. Not for university credit. 4 STARS hours available.

Treemendous Science E-Unit for K-2nd grades – Sign up for and complete the course anytime. Short online training. Not for university credit. 4 STARS hours available.

Energy in Ecosystems E-Unit for 3rd-5th grades Sign up for and complete the course anytime. Short online training. Not for university credit. 4 STARS hours available.

Carbon & Climate E-Unit for 6th-8th Grades – Sign up and complete the course anytime.  4-hour online training. Not for university credit.

GreenSchools Online Course – Sign up and complete the course anytime.  6-hour online training.  Not for university credit.

Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers – Sign up and complete the course anytime – 2-hour training. Not for university credit. 

Past and future workshops

PROJECT GREEN SUMMIT

Join fellow educators and resource providers to share and learn strategies for using the outdoor classroom. Also addressed: the unique challenges faced by rural and remote school districts. An optional third day is a hands-on Forest Field Day with PLT and Society of American Foresters. 1-2 PD credits available. 

August 5-6, 2021. Boise. More information coming soon.

 

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY TOUR  

If you’re a teacher or school counselor of students in 6th-12th grades, please apply to attend the Sustainable Forestry Tour – a VIP experience in the forests and mills of northern Idaho. This event has been postponed, but you are encouraged to apply for future tour opportunities

 

PLT TALK TRASH

Explore where stuff comes from, where it ends up, and what happens to it in between. Reduce, reuse, recycle and more!

 

 

PLT FOCUS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD

Engage in nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play. Plan to incorporate this into your work with young learners.

 

 

FOCUS ON LITERACY

Dive into PLT activities and children’s literature in this engaging, multidisciplinary workshop. Leave class with a unit you build yourself, which will address multiple content standards and skills. Result: Happy learning experiences for both you and your students!