Upcoming Events for Professional Development in EE
A Forest for Every Classroom Teacher Workshop
Gain experience in Place-Based and outdoor education through this year-long professional development experience. Teachers will participate in a variety of activities and field trips that introduce them to the natural history, cultural history, and resource use in western Montana forests. The program meets on April 26-27, 2013, June 20-21& June 24-26, 2013, September 20-21, 2013 and January 24-25, 2014. Available for 5 University of Montana Graduate Credits ($135 fee) and up to 88 OPI credits. The program is offered at no cost to teachers though teachers must provide a $100 deposit which is refunded upon completion of the program. Find more information and application information here.
Ready to Grow: School Garden Activities
Workshop for Elementary Teachers, January 31, 4:00-6:00pm at the Bozeman Public Library. Elementary teachers are invited to attend this two-hour workshop, OPI credits available. Kids love playing in the dirt, and so will you after participating in a series of plant and nutrition-related lessons and activities designed to get your students engaged in learning both inside and outside the classroom. $15, info and registration online at www.gvfarmtoschool.org.
Following the workshop will be the annual Farm to School Champions Network Meeting, starting at 6:30pm in the Bozeman Public Library. Connect with school garden organizers. This meeting is free and all are welcome to attend. Space is limited, so please RSVP by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 406-219-1010. Light refreshments provided.
Green Teacher FREE Webinars
Green Teacher, a magazine for educators, presents a series of webinars on a variety of EE-related topics. Below are a few examples. Information and schedule here.