Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Teacher 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).
Agriculture in the Classroom
Monday, July 24: PreK – 5th Grade
Join us for a lively and informational professional development workshop that will sprout success in your PK-5 classroom! Session will feature cross-curricular lessons utilizing AITC’s “hands-on minds-on” approach. Participants will receive a full resource kit as well as the opportunity to explore our partner locations and learn more about their educational offerings.
Workshop Details and 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 Sarah Croscutt at 804-262-9887 x254 or [email protected] to discuss your professional development needs.