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eeCREDENTIALS

'eeCredentials' is short for environmental education micro-credentials.

What is a micro-credential?

Micro-credentials are a competency-based digital form of certification. They can be issued for formal and informal professional learning experiences that support educators developing skills and acquiring knowledge to improve professional practice that supports student success.

 

Educators identify a competency they want to develop, submit evidence that they have mastered the competency, and receive official recognition.

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KACEE has developed online eeCredentials (micro-credentials) for Kansas formal and non-formal educators.

 

eeCredentials offer the opportunity—online and on your time—to learn how to implement environmental education into your classroom or learning experience.

Complete eeCredentials in Kansas Green Schools (KGS); Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (JEDIA); Project WET; Project WILD; Project Learning Tree (PLT); and more.

NOTE:  Select eeCredentials will be offered for graduate credit through Baker University. 

 

The Professional Environmental Educator Credential will also be offered through Pittsburg State University (PSU) for undergrad and graduate micro-certificates. 

The Framework:
Credentials, Courses, and Modules

Customizable, Adaptable, Flexible

  • eeCourses can stand alone 

 

  • eeCourses can be combined together to form an eeCredential (this can be pre-prescribed or custom - to individualize instruction)

  • eeCourses can be asynchronous, synchronous or a combination of the two and independent or cohort or a combination of the two, and all virtual or hybrid.

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Green School Leader

Green School Leader (Teacher Leader at a Green School), the point people for all green school activities; work collaboratively with other Green Schools

Working in the Garden
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Early Childhood

Learning to implement environmental education tailored for early childhood education experiences

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JEDIA

Understand, recognize, and implement Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Environmental Education

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Environmental Educator

The first step in learning to become a professional environmental educator. Learn the elements of successful environmental education

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The following courses are available:

Foundations of Environmental Education—Total 10 Hours

Core Programs Trainings for Early Childhood

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Getting Started with Green Schools

Kansas Green Schools

 

The following modules are available: 

Getting Started with Green Schools

Leadership Strategies Module 

Community Engagement Module

 

The following are in progress:

KACEE Educator: Micro-Credential Professional Environmental Educator

Core Programs Trainings for K-12 Courses
Guidelines for Community Engagement Course and eeCredential

Green School Leader eeCredential
 

Potential Courses in the future:

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Topic Focused Courses (e.g. Teaching about energy, waste and recycling, water (FOK) school gardens and health) or plastics, biodiversity, climate change

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