Resources for Teachers

PLATEAU TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Place-based Learning And Teaching Enhances Academic Understanding (PLATEAU) is a one-year professional development program for K-8th grade teachers on the Colorado Plateau through the Canyon Country Discovery Center.

  • Develop strategies for improving STEAM instruction and incorporating scientific and engineering practices into your instruction.
  • Build a deeper understanding of the interrelationships between land, ecology, water, resources, and cultures of the Colorado Plateau to integrate place-based and outdoor education lessons into your STEAM curriculum.
  • Join a community of teachers to work cooperatively on projects and problems relevant to your practice, school, community, and the bioregion.

Become Part of the PLATEAU Program

If your school or district is interested in becoming part of the PLATEAU Program or scheduling a customized workshop at your school or on our campus, please call or email us, at 800-525-4456 or 

Plateau Conference 

The March 2018 conference has been canceled. For more information or to learn more about our 2019 conference, please email us, at

Let Us Do the Heavy Lifting

Our goal is similar to that of a teacher: to educate and inspire. Since we can’t reach every child in every classroom, we want to help every teacher possible by sharing place-based lessons we’ve compiled over the years. These lessons make it easier for you inspire your students through sciences, culture, and art.  

Click here to access lesson plans organized by the following categories: 

Art and Music

Earth Science

Geography

Language Arts

Life Science

Math

Observational Skills

Physical Education

Physical Science

Social and Cultural Studies

Team Building

You will also find the Lesson Plan Inventory spreadsheet; this is a reference sheet that can direct you to what grade levels the lessons target, as well as secondary and tertiary subject areas and topic area (plants, animals, weather, etc.). This resource can help you choose the best lesson that fit your students’ needs.


Enjoy!

 

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