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Integrate the iTree Software Suite with NGSS Standards-based lesson plans in your classroom.

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Lesson Plans

All lesson plans are hosted on Google Drive. You will need a Google Account in order to access the files. If you don't have a Google Account, sign up for an account now

In order to add the lessons to your Google Drive follow these steps: 

  1. Select Add to Drive under the desired lesson
  2. Log into your Google Account, if you are not currently logged in
  3. Select the Add to Drive button in the upper right-hand corner, and the lesson will be in your drive!

If you need to modify a lesson material: 

  1. Open the lesson material
  2. Select File > Make a Copy
  3. Select Ok in the pop-up prompt, and your copy will be ready
Ex) MS-LS3-1

Environmental Enrichment Fellowship

Casey Trees is recruiting Elementary school, 3rd through 5th grade, science teachers to participate in an Environmental Enrichment Fellowship beginning Fall of 2016. 

Casey Trees is looking for middle school science teachers to pilot test new NGSS integrated lessons with their students beginning Fall of 2016. The program provides ready-to-use lessons that teach children about the benefits of trees and includes professional development for teachers. The goal is to create lessons that are both easy to use, effective teaching mechanisms and link directly to the Engineering, Technology and Applications of Science (ETS) Design Standards within NGSS. We are interested in learning how adaptable, easy to use and effective the lessons are in teaching to the new standards so that we can continue to improve on them. We will be conducting two rounds of pilot testing with the hope of expanding the lessons geographically in Fall 2016. 

In order to participate:

  • You must be an Elementary School teacher in the District of Columbia
  • Your students must be in 3rd, 4th or 5th grades
  • You must administer all seven lessons between September 2016 and June 2017.

Fellowship Requirements:

  • Conduct all 3 lessons before June 2017
  • Give your feedback on all 3 lessons in the form a short online surveys.  
  • Upon successful completion of the lessons Casey Trees will provide fellows with a small stipend.

If you are interested in participating please complete the form below and we will be in contact with you in the coming weeks. 

What Middle school will you be teaching at throughout the 2015-2016 school year?
What grade level will you teach in the 2015-2016 school year?
How many years have you taught prior to the 2015-2016 school year?
If you cannot make the training this does not preclude you from the fellowship
Write one to two sentences explaining why you would like to be a part of this fellowship

About i-Tree

i-Tree is a software suite that estimates the potential benefits of planting trees in user-defined locations using Google Maps. The NGSS-aligned lesson plans utilize the web-based Canopy and Design applications so no downloads are necessary. 

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About NGSS

About Next Generation Science Standards Standards (NGSS)

Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards have been developed that are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally-benchmarked science education. The NGSS are based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

26 Lead State Partners

The 26 lead state partners provided guidance and addressed issues for states in order to ease the implementation and adoption of the standards.

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Three Dimensions of Learning

Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas are combined to form each of the standards.

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Connections to Common Core

Each set of performance expectations is connected to Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

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