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EcoLand Teacher Certification

Region 7 ESC is pleased to offer extended early childhood classroom learning experiences for all Head Start, Pre-K, PPCD and Kindergarten teachers and students through the EcoLand Early Learning Center! 
All Region 7 Head Start, Pre-K, PPCD and Kindergarten  students attend free of charge but, teachers MUST be EcoLand certified prior to scheduling their classroom visit.   EcoLand certification is free to all Region 7 campus staff whose districts are members of the Academic Content Coop OR the Head Start/Early Head Start Coop.  

During certification sessions, teachers are trained to facilitate students' educational learning opportunities through EcoLand's interactive exhibits and experiments. EcoLand teacher certification sessions are now open for registration, so register today!

For additional workshop information or assistance with registration, please contact:

Education Specialist
(903) 988-7651
  Amber Johnston
Education Specialist
(903) 988-7683
  Misti Tuck
EcoLand Secretary
(903) 988-7682

EcoLand Experiences & Info
The EcoLand Experience request form has been moved to the Experience EcoLand page on this website. Other information teachers need to schedule their visit is also included on this web page.
2020  Teacher Certification Sessions

Due to COVID-19, out of an abundance of caution, EcoLand Teacher Certification Sessions for June, July, and August have been converted to Online Sessions. 

June Online
Session #092292         
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July Online
Session #092471        

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August Online       Session #079649 

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What our young scientists are saying...
Testimonials below

They really enjoyed all the fun tools provided for each learning center. I think having the gloves, shovels, magnifying glasses, and so much more really helped them to get into the center and enrich the learning part of it. I would like to start providing more fun tools like that in my own classroom during stations and centers, so that maybe they can really dive in and use each center to its full potential.  EcoLand was nothing short of AMAZING! My students enjoyed themselves and learned so much. We had a blast exploring each room and the students didn't want to leave. I wish we had all of those resources in our own classroom to make every day special for them.

Courtney Evans – Cushing ISD - PreK

My students' favorite part was using the magnifying glasses, rulers, & binoculars to just freely observe the garden area. I plan to work in more time especially in the spring for us to do things like that. They also really enjoyed the weigh stations with the rocks and buckets. I am going to create a Montessori lesson similar for my shelf and the students will be able to choose that as work during our Montessori block.  Students are allowed to explore and observe using scientific tools, build vocabulary, classify, sort, have discussion and explain their learning. There are so many activities that align with many of our PreK guidelines.  Our experience was great!!! The staff is so helpful and really helps the trip to run smoothly. I appreciate everything they do and their effort to always check in frequently to make sure we don't help of any kind.

Jackie Terry – Longview ISD – Head Start

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