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Project Seasons for Early Childhood Educators: Cultivating Joy and Wonder

Monday, July 11, 2016 to Thursday, July 14, 2016; 9:00 am-4:30 pm

Shelburne, VT

Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability. The four days will be rich with opportunities to look at your present curriculum with sustainability in mind, and acquire new activities that are interdisciplinary and hands on. The Farm is our classroom as we explore ways to help young learners make connections in the natural and agricultural worlds.

Details & Contact Info

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Fee $400
Organization Shelburne Farms
Name Jed Norris
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 802-985-0308
E-mail
Website http://www.shelburnefarms.org

In Bloom in Vermont: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:30am - 4:00pm

United States

One in a series of conferences presented by Antioch University New England (link is external) addressing topics such as risk management, designing natural play areas, integrating gardening into the curriculum, using natural elements to explore rhythm, and much more. Sponsors: Shelburne Farms, Four Winds Nature Institute

Details & Contact Info

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Fee $75; $50 Antioch alumni
Organization Antioch New England
Name Peg Smeltz
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 603-283-2301
E-mail
Website http://www.antiochne.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/In-Bloom-in-Vermont-032515-HQ.pdf

Watershed for Every Classroom

Various dates in July and October, 2016; February and May, 2017

Vermont, New York, Quebec

Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) is a year-long professional development experience for K-12 educators in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont, New York and Québec, brought to you by CBEI - the Champlain Basin Education Initiative. Explore and immerse yourself in the watershed - whether by foot or by long boat, in waders or in muck boots. We'll get you out into the streams, rivers, and Lake Champlain to deeply understand watershed issues and opportunities to enrich your curriculum. Past participants have noted that “it's like camp for teachers!” Place-based learning offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting learning for your students. You'll learn from experts in the field of water quality, botany, biology, history, and so much more. We'll dive into the essential teaching practices of place-based learning including service-learning, project-based learning, STEM education, and more! Join a peer network of like minded educators for a great year of new discoveries, making connections, and having FUN! The year long program kicks off with a week-long summer intensive, July 11-15th (one overnight in the Adirondacks required that week). The program continues with the following dates over the 2016-17 school year: October 14-15, 2016 January 27, 2017 March 18, 2017 May 12-13, 2017

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Fee Graduate credit is available for additional cost through St. Michael's College. Registration Details: Registration required - follow link below to register and pay online or select to pay by check. Scholarships are available for those in need - please
Organization CBEI Partners
Name Colleen Hickey
E-mail
Website http://www.lcbp.org/watershedmatters/pd_wec.html

Vermont Folklife Center's Summer Institute, Discovering Community: Students, Digital Media, and Place-Based Learning

July 18-21, 2016

Middlebury

Discovering Community Summer Institute introduces educators to the methods of ethnographic field research and the techniques of documentary media making and digital storytelling as a means to facilitate meaningful student involvement with the communities in which they live. Working with community resources and digital media tools represent rich opportunities for personalized, student-led learning experiences—with the capacity to engage both high-performing and at-risk students. This student-directed research model facilitates the development of transferable skills such as clear and effective communication, responsible and involved citizenship, creative and practical problem solving, and informed and integrative thinking. The Discovering Community model gets students out of their classrooms to learn from their diverse communities using media-making tools to document and ultimately share their experiences. It supports educators in providing the context for students to achieve required proficiencies through real-life learning, and holds the potential to promote personal growth by deepening students’ understanding of themselves and others. It can also enhance students’ sense of identification with, and caring for, their home community and help to ensure their future involvement in its civic life.

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Fee http://www.discoveringcommunity.org/summer-institute-2016/
Organization Vermont Folklife Center
Name Gregory Sharrow, Director of Education
Address 88 Main Street Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone 802-388-4964
E-mail
Website http://www.discoveringcommunity.org/summer-institute-2016/

Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability

Monday, July 25, 2016 to Friday, July 39, 2016

United States

Spend five rich days with colleagues around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of education for sustainability. This week is part conference, part workshop, part retreat. We develop the institute based on participants' needs and assets; but we always ensure that you have an opportunity to develop connections between curriculum and community, work and dialogue together, and reflect in an inspiring setting that models sustainability and systems-thinking. Education for sustainability is at the heart of what we do at Shelburne Farms and with our PreK-12 schools, university, and community partners. This year we have a climate change education and climate resilience focus and invite teams of educators and school staff to join us. We are partnering with National Wildlife Federation/EcoSchools USA to offer this focus. There are generous scholarships available for school teams from New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine to attend this professional learning program!

Details & Contact Info

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Fee $600 includes light breakfast and lunch. Accommodations are not included.* Additional $600 fee for 3 graduate credits.
Organization Shelburne Farms' Sustainable Schools Project
Name Jennifer Cirillo
Address 1611 Harbor Rd
Phone 8029858686
E-mail
Website http://shelburnefarms.org/calendar/event/the-summer-institute-on-education-for-sustainability-0