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The Adirondack Curriculum Project has successfully conducted workshops for K-12 teachers in Newcomb, Tupper Lake, Paul Smiths, Raquette Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake George. Our workshops are hands-on, collaborative, and model the “Adirondack Challenge.” We provide experienced presenters, resource people, and teacher facilitators. Our goal is for each participant to leave with a challenge to use in the classroom that will both meet NYS Learning Standards,prepare students for assessments, and help students learn about the Adirondacks.
PLEASE CONTACT THE ACP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING A WORKSHOP
•  The “Adirondack Challenge”
K-12, All subject areas. Teachers will work in groups to experience an "Adirondack Challenge", brainstorm ideas, research information, meet with resource people, and develop a challenge for their own classroom.

•  "Adirondack Day Challenge"
K-12, All subject areas. Teachers will not only get to experience an "Adirondack Challenge" and develop their own, but plan for a school-wide "Adirondack Day.” *Newcomb - August 2009

•  "Adirondack Literature & the Arts"
 For ELA, Art, Music, & Drama teachers, any grade level, this “challenge” workshop will focus on Adirondack literature, children's books, and the arts.

•  "Artists & the Adirondacks"
 Specifically for 7-12 Art teachers, this “challenge” workshop will review historic and contemporary artists of the region and connect the environment to the arts.

"Adirondack Atlas  Workshop" 
HS MST teachers will use the recently published "Adirondack Atlas" to develop standards-based challenges. Co-presented by the ACP & Wildlife Conservation Society.

•  "Bringing the Natural World into the Classroom (and vice versa)"  For Science teachers at any grade level - experience and design "challenges" that both engage students in the natural world of the Adirondacks and meet NYS Standards.

  "Experience the Adirondacks
With the goal of helping students to become more physically active, this is for teachers of any subject matter and grade level who would like to incorporate outdoor recreation into their curriculum. Co-presented by the ACP and Adirondack Mountain Club.

"Partnerships"
The ACP will work with your organization to custom design appropriate educational activities that incorporate the creation of "Adirondack Challenges".

WORKSHOP FORMATS

Workshops can be 1/2 day, full day, or multiple days, during the school year or in the summer. It is recommended that they be conducted over 2 days, which do not have to be consecutive. Like students, teachers achieve higher levels of success when they have time to practice, collaborate, and reflect upon new material. Contact the ACP to find out about costs.
 
Classroom computer labs or laptops with wireless internet access are desirable so that teachers can take advantage of the resources on the ACP web site and use the online “Adirondack Challenge” template. Completed challenges will be put on the ACP web site with the opportunity to revise after use in the classroom. The ACP reserves the right to reserve and edit challenges.

Workshops can be custom tailored for individual schools or groups and specific content area teachers.

Contact: Sandra Hildreth, ACP Workshop Committee, shildreth@roadrunner.com, 518-891-1388
PAST PROJECTS
Adirondack Geography Insitute in partnership with the NYS Geographic Alliance
Biodiversity II - funded in part by the NYS Museum Biodiversity Research Institute
Arts Forever Wild - funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Forever Wild II - Artists in Residence - funded by the New York State Council on the Arts
Biodiversity Project - funded in part by the New York State Museum Biodiversity Research Institute
Northern Forest Challenges - funded through a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Paul Smiths College.

The ACP is a 501(3)c not for profit organization