Professional Development 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 

Earn recertification university 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 award-winning resources will help you meet your curriculum requirements and address Idaho Content Standards.  Ask Michelle to help build your PLT experience: E-Mail plt@idahoforest.org.  

FOR CREDIT:  1 credit each. Some qualify for Idaho STARS hours.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS:

NEW! Nature-Based STEM, in-person at A.H. Bush Elementary in Idaho Falls –  October 21-22, 2022. Learn more and sign up!
 
NEW! PLT for Educators in the Clearwater Region, in-person at Nez Perce/Clearwater US Forest Service office in Kamiah.
9 am – 3:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Attend one or both days. (Both days required for those earning credit.)
 
 

         VIRTUAL WITH COHORT:  

Idaho Ecosystems with WILD, WET & PLT. October 25 – November 29, 2022

VIRTUAL SELF-GUIDED:

PLT Explorations. You select the time frame and PLT curriculum that works for you. 

 

FREE WEBINAR: Trees & Me (for early childhood educators and caregivers)

The webinar is FREE, but registration is required. Idaho live attendees receive a discount on the new PLT booklet, Trees and Me: Exploring Nature with Young Children.

 

SHORT/SELF-GUIDED: Online (not for university credit, but some classes qualify for Idaho STARS hours). Don’t need training? This is also a great way to access these terrific materials!

NEW! Explore Your Environment K-8 Activity Guide. Sign up and complete the course anytime! Short online training. Not for university credit. 3 STARS hours available. 

PreK-8th Grade Environmental Education Activity Guide.  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.

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 – 3-hour training. Not for university credit. 

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

Do you need help paying for your PLT registration fee?  

Idaho STEM Action Center is generously offering PLT scholarships to help remove financial barriers for underserved formal and informal Idaho educators.  Who is eligible? Currently active Idaho public PreK-12th grade school teachers or informal educators (such as after school programs, camps, museums).  Funds cannot be used for retired, homeschool, or private/parochial educators.  Contact PLT@IdahoForests.org with questions. 

Apply today

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 at plt@idahoforests.org today

to get started on building your perfect PLT experience.