Collaborative Curriculum Design (CCD) Professional Development Workshop (Plant Camp 2.0)

Workshop made possible by United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant # 2017-68010-25962 and
UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, Agricultural Education and Communication, and Agronomy.

2018 CCD Workshop applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

Collaborative Curriculum Design (CCD) is designed to take your existing ecology or biology lessons and adapt them to include student experiences with authentic science research around invasive species. By authentic science research, we mean lessons that include student development of and systematic investigation of research questions in a manner similar to that of professional scientists. We hope to create collaborations to support teachers in implementing the lessons and assessments designed during the professional development in their classrooms. The workshop includes introductions to ongoing UF invasive species ecology research and time to redesign lessons in consultation with UF scientists and education experts.

This workshop is funded as part of a USDA Education Research grant, and workshop participants are asked to consent to serve as research participants, co-design student assessments, implement the revised lesson in your classroom, and help the CCD team conduct research on implementation.