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Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia, Course 1
January 25 @ 8:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia (ATEEG) Program is the only professional environmental education certification program in Georgia. Georgia is the first state in this country to receive accreditation by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).
Why become a certified environmental educator?
- Gain recognition as a leader in the field
- Increase your job prospect opportunities
- Network with other environmental education professionals
- Improve your instructional practice
- Find new ways to engage and excite your students
- Learn how to measure the success of your programs
- Build foundational knowledge for strong environmental education
- Have fun learning in a beautiful place during coursework
The ATEEG Program is divided into three parts providing participants instructional content, professional development, and independent work. Participants have 3 years to complete the ATEEG program.
Part 1: Three separate 3-day core courses (Core Course 1 must be completed first. Core Courses 2 and 3 can be taken in any order.) All courses are currently held at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources facility in Mansfield, GA.
Core Course 1 – Foundations of EE – January 25 – 27, 2019 – To develop foundations of environmental literacy based on ecology and professional principles
Core Course 2 – Fostering Learning – March 22 – 24, 2019 – To increase understanding of how to implement environmental education programs that foster learning.
Core Course 3 – Assessment and Evaluation – June 7 – 9, 2019 – To increase participant’s skills and knowledge associated with the program evaluation process that includes identifying outcomes, data collection methods, and data analysis.
Part 2: 30 hours of Specialization Workshops
Specialization Workshops are considered to be any professional development opportunity offered throughout the state that advances the participant’s content knowledge and skills. Specialization Workshop hours can be accrued after completing Core Course 1.
Part 3: Independent Study
Independent Study is the culminating project that allows the participant to apply their EE knowledge and skills to addressing an issue or area of concern of their choosing. The proposal for the Independent Study project is submitted after completing Core Course 3.
The registration fee for core courses is $275.00 per course for EEA members, $300.00 for non-members. Course fees include all materials, supplies and meals.
The lodging cost (double occupancy) at Charlie Elliott Conference Center is $54.00 per course. A single occupancy room option is also available at $108.00 per course.
Scholarships for formal and non-formal educators from South Georgia are available through the Murray H. Gaskins, Sr. Fund. You must reside or work in one of the following counties to be eligible: Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Charlton, Clay, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, or Worth.
Funding for Professional Development may also be available through grants listed on www.eeingeorgia.org.