The Teacher Professional Learning workshop is a three-day, hands-on program. Workshop details are provided below, including information about and links to the web tools and resources used in the workshop as well as training materials provided to the participants.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Laura Cisneros, TPL Program Coordinator
Below are a number of web-based tools utilized in the Teacher Professional Learning workshop. Hands-on activity guides are also provided.
Hands-on Exercises & Field Reference Documents:
Because who doesn't like a good video.
Articles and Reports:
Relevant CLEAR Webinars:
The links below will get you to all the web tools and resources covered in the workshop.
An Esri story map showcasing evidence of human influences on our planet.
The Connecticut’s Changing Landscape (CCL) story map contains interactive maps that let the user explore various aspects of landscape change in Connecticut. Created by CLEAR.
Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) is an interactive mapping site that showcases all available statewide data layers related to natural resources and the environment. Created by CLEAR and the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
The Runoff Simulation Model allows users to change the three parameters controlling rainfall runoff -- storm size, land cover, and soil type – for a theoretical plot of land, thus allowing them to understand the interplay of these factors. Created by the Stroud Water Research Center.
The Map My Watershed Model allows users to explore the runoff quality and quantity in a given watershed or area of their choice. They can also create scenarios with different land uses and/or conservation practices to see how those changes affect runoff. Created by the Stroud Water Research Center.
The State of Low Impact Development in Connecticut story map takes the viewer through the results of a statewide survey of the LID regulations in Connecticut towns, and the major factors either encouraging or discouraging the use of LID practices. Created by CLEAR.
This story map is a tour of the Green Infrastructure or Low Impact Development (LID) practices on the main UConn campus in Storrs, including photos and explanatory video clips. Created by CLEAR.
Check out these other helpful web tools and resources.
One-stop shopping for CLEAR story maps – there’s a few in here, besides the ones listed above, that might be of interest (bears, anyone?). Created by CLEAR.
Ready-to-use educational modules that make use of the internet mapping technology ArcGIS Online. Created by industry leader Esri.
The UConn Map and Geographic Information Center. The place to go for online historical maps, including the 1934 statewide aerial photos. Created by the UConn Library.
An online mapping tool that allows the user to delineate the watershed of any chosen point on a stream, and generate a map and some key information about that area. Created by the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The resources listed below are similar to the resources listed above on this page, but are organized by lesson days in the Human Impacts on Local Water Resources curriculum unit.