Professional Development for Educators

Building with the Brick: Featuring LEGO® Education Products!

This series of trainings with LEGO® Education will provide teachers and school leaders with the opportunity to bring STEM learning alive by engaging students in relevant issues and real world problem solving while connecting to current content standards.

July 18, 19 and 20, 2019; $20 per session; pre-registration required. 3 hours continuing education points per session.

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Agriculture in the Classroom: Sprouting Success

Join Agriculture in the Classroom for a lively and hands-on professional development workshop that will sprout success in your elementary classroom! Participants will enjoy AITC’s hands-on activities and lessons that use Virginia agriculture and natural resources to teach science, mathematics, language arts, and social studies. In addition to workshop activities, participants will have the opportunity to explore the gardens and will leave with a resource kit filled with curriculum, books, and posters.

July 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; free; pre-registration required.

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Professional Development Workshops

Using the School Grounds as a Classroom

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Professional Learning and Development Workshops provide educators with skills, knowledge and experiences necessary to enhance curriculum through nature-based learning. Educators will explore effective teaching techniques for inquiry-based learning and gain ideas for hands-on connections to Standards of Learning and Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. Workshops are offered at the Garden or at your school.

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