Rivers of Life
Teachers participating in Rivers
of Life with their students can earn graduate continuing education credit
through the Hamline University Graduate School of Education. Making extensive
use of the online conference center, teachers electing to earn credit
for their work complete course requirements for two semester credits.
Grade Option 1:
Grade of "B" or pass, "P"
- Participants will develop
an action plan that integrates Rivers of Life material into their existing
- Participants will reflect
on the value of the information they learn for their teaching.
- Participants will participate
in Hamline University's Online Conference Center responding to reflective
questions and providing feedback to posted work.
1. Complete a minimum of two
outside readings (from a book or a feature-length newspaper, magazine,
or journal article), from a publication referenced in the Rivers of Life
study guide and/or publications of your choice.
Grade Option 2:
Grade of "A"
2. Develop a two-page curriculum
integration action plan that will support you in enhancing your existing
curriculum by integrating Rivers of Life activities into your classroom.
Create clear goals and detailed implementation steps for your plan and
indicate what teaching strategies you will use from Rivers of Life.
Set a professional goal that makes use of content knowledge and teaching
strategies from Rivers of Life. Be sure your action plan:
Please submit via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or post in the ROL Online Course discussion item in the Conference Center
- is realistic
- is clearly defined
- has steps that will lead
to its completion
- includes an assessment
3. Complete a final evaluation
at the end of the program (provided by ROL faculty) that reviews the
effectiveness of your plan.
4. Participate in online
course conference dialogue by responding to the posted action plans
of fellow colleagues posted on the conference.
1. Complete all requirements
for two (2) Hamline University semester credits is to be determined.
2. Write a two-page reflective
paper, due one week following the completion of Rivers of Life, that
describes what you learned about river watershed stewardship. The paper
should be clearly and well written (no grammatical or spelling mistakes).
The reflection should consider:
3. Participate online by responding
to reflection questions and offering feedback to each participant's posted
papers. Please submit via email (email@example.com)
or post directly on the online Conference Center.
- how the content fits
with your own thinking
- what new questions the
project raised for you
- how you will integrate
information from the project into your teaching
To register please e-mail the
Rivers of Life staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and request a registration form. You can complete the form online
and submit payment via credit card or by mailing a check. Also contact
us if you have questions or need additional information.