OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Online Workshops

Project Learning Tree is now offering professional development to educators through their online courses!

If you are not able to find an in-person workshop that fits your schedule, please consider completing a workshop online through Project Learning Tree.

When you have concluded your online course, send us an email at ONREP@oregonstate.edu letting us know how you are going to use the information in your educational situation and we will gladly share some Oregon specific materials that relate.

PLT offers several online courses. Each online course provides a high-quality professional development experience. The duration of each self-paced course is 3 to 6 hours and is composed of several 20-30 minute “coursels”. Each coursel has been designed using best practices in online learning and teacher professional development. The courses prepare educators to integrate environmental education materials into their instruction.

These online workshops are self-paced courses composed of several 20-30 minute learning experiences, called “coursels.” Each coursel has been designed using best practices in online learning and teacher professional development (review The 5+ Guiding Principles of Teacher Professional Development for more information). They prepare educators to integrate environmental education materials into their instruction.

Each online course provides a high-quality professional development experience.

  • Focus on learning outcomes important to today’s educators
  • Authentic tasks and project-based learning, including modeling activities and lesson planning
  • Easy-to-use content focused on planning and preparation
  • Connections to resources such as relevant online tools, supplemental content, and local and state resources
  • Videos of educators modeling PLT activities and tips for how to adapt activities for your students and context
  • Interactive simulations demonstrating key concepts in PLT activities (available in the K-8 online workshop)
  • Interaction with the instructor, with clearly articulated expectations for completing the course


Is Online Learning for You?
PLT’s online courses are designed for educators who are comfortable with self-directed learning. Each online course can be accessed whenever and wherever you are with an internet connection. A basic knowledge of computers and web browsers is useful to be successful.


Learn More!
Watch this video slide show A Closer Look at PLT’s Online Workshops: What’s included, and how to get started.

For a sneak peek into PLT’s newest curriculum online, check out this Introduction to PLT’s E-Units for Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Learn more about our online professional development and for detailed information regarding each of our online workshops, visit shop.plt.org.