eeCourse: Connecting Environmental Education to State Educational Standards (Fall 2024)

Are you interested in building your knowledge of state and national standards? Do you want to learn more about three dimensional learning?

Standards define what a learner needs to know and be able to do.  In this course, you will explore national standards in environmental education, 3-Dimentional Learning, which informs the framework for the Colorado Academic Standards, and be able to align environmental education programs and lessons with what students need to know and be able to do.  This 8-week course is designed to require 15-hours of active participation and work and is made up of 6 modules including:

  • Module 1: Guidelines for Building Environmental Literacy
  • Module 2: Understanding 3-Dimensional Learning in Science
  • Module 3: What does 3-D Learning Look Like in Practice?
  • Module 4: Connecting to Colorado's Academic Standards
  • Module 5: Putting it All Together

Through these modules, participants will be able to:

  • Understand National Benchmarks for Learning in Environmental Education
  • Define 3-Dimensional Learning in science
  • Understand how the Learning Cycle can help us apply 3-Dimensional Learning
  • Identify culturally responsive teaching practices in 3-Dimensional Learning
  • Connect 3-Dimensional Learning back to Colorado's Academic Standards
  • Align an EE Program to the Colorado State Academic Standards

Although learning is self paced, we will provide a suggested timeline for completing the course. 

1.0 continuing education credit hours can be earned through this course through Colorado School of Mines.

Supervisors interested in enrolling multiple staff can receive a discount of one free registration for every three registrations! Email Lisa Eadens at [email protected] for more details and to receive a registration code.

Registration for Fall 2024 will be open August 1 - September 18, 2024. The term begins September 23 and all assignments are due by November 15, 2024. 



September 23rd, 2024 9:00 AM to November 15th, 2024 5:00 PM
Denver, CO 80203
United States
Phone: 303-273-9527
Event Fee(s)
Course Fee
CAEE Member $75.00
Non-Member $125.00