Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Workshops provide educators with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to enhance curriculum through nature-based learning. While participating in activities throughout the Garden, educators learn effective outdoor teaching techniques and gain new ideas for hands-on connections to the Virginia Standards-of-Learning. Participants receive valuable classroom resources and a certificate for continuing education units (CEUs).
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Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Registration opens January 2014
March 28 and 29, 2014 (8 hours professional development points per day)
This two-day collaborative conference provides valuable professional development opportunities for Pre-K – 6th grade educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers. Join your colleagues for inspiring opportunities to make natural connections using an interdisciplinary teaching approaches. Presenters model ways to blend science, social studies, language arts, and math standards for authentic learning experiences.
Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Region I, with additional support by the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, Virginia Resource Use Education Council and the MathScience Innovation Center
Other Professional Development Opportunities
Agriculture in the Classroom: Jump Start Your School Garden (Pre-K - 5th)
Friday, January 17, 2014 9am - 1pm
Join Agriculture in the Classroom for a hands-on professional development workshop featuring cross-curricular lessons from AITC’s latest resource – “Jump Start Your School Garden.” “Jump Start Your School Garden” is intended to help elementary teachers integrate the use of the garden – whether it is an outdoor school garden or an indoor container garden – into their daily curriculum. Workshop participants will take part in interactive lessons and create unique make-and-takes. Subjects covered will include math, science, and language arts. Additionally, each teacher will receive a resource kit for their classroom including a copy of this latest curriculum.
Free; Click here for online registration.
Professional Development Workshops at Your School
Let us come to you! Topics include but are not limited to:
Outdoors in All Seasons (Pre-K - 2nd)
Explore the plants and animals in your schoolyard through multidisciplinary activities, experiments, art, and literature connections.
Inquiry-based Investigations in the Schoolyard (3rd - 7th)
Learn how to design and lead your students through open-ended inquiry science investigations using your schoolyard sidewalk, lawn and trees.
Using the School Grounds as a Classroom (all grades)
Discover techniques for using plants and other natural materials in your schoolyard to increase student engagement while enhancing core curriculum.
Contact Kristin Mullen at 804-262-9887 x275 or email@example.com to discuss your professional development needs.
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