Virtual Professional Development for Schools


The Teacher Learning Center (TLC) at Teton Science Schools has implemented a variety of professional development experiences for both educational institutions. An educational framework is used by the TLC to help guide these experiences. The framework is neutral to benchmarks and standards and thus can be implemented in any educational setting. Central to the framework is the concept of understanding place as a tool to engage students and integrate curriculum.

Introduction to Place-Based Education Principles and Resources: This introductory session (typically 1-3 hours) will introduce place-based education and principles and materials to support the development of place-based projects and units.

Materials provided will include the Place-Based Education workshop resource guide, select readings, examples for place-based education projects, and an overview of the place-based education network website.

Topics for additional virtual workshops include:

  • Local to Global
  • Community as classroom
  • Inquiry-based
  • Design Thinking
  • Learner-Centered
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Risk Management
  • Taking students outside
  • Online curriculum resources for students
  • Facilitated planning