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
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.
ACP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOSTING A WORKSHOP
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 &
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
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
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.
The ACP will work with your organization to custom design appropriate
educational activities that incorporate the creation of "Adirondack
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Geography Insitute in partnership with the NYS Geographic
- funded in part by the NYS Museum Biodiversity Research Institute
Wild - funded by
the National Endowment for the Arts
Wild II - Artists in Residence - funded by
the New York
State Council on the Arts
Project - funded in part by the New York State Museum Biodiversity
Challenges - funded through a partnership with the U.S. Forest
Service and Paul Smiths College.