Teton Science Schools serves current and aspiring educators through professional development for practicing educators and the first year of a graduate program. We work with pre-service, in-service, and informal educators through a year-long graduate program, school and district consulting and professional development workshops. The programs are a combination of educational theory, practical applications and mentorship to support the development of educators who can implement place-based approaches in a variety of settings. Programs combine place-based education with innovative leadership strategies for educational reform.
Professional Development & Consulting
Connecting Schools and Communities
Our Impact With Educators
Annual Partner Schools
"The Teton Science Schools experience gave teachers not only knowledge and skills, but more importantly, the confidence to adopt place-based learning as a fundamental approach to their teaching practice and a growing aspect of our overall campus culture."Trevor Hance, Laurel Mountain Elementary School, Austin, TX
At Our Campus
We offer a wide array of professional development opportunities designed for teachers and administrators in public and independent schools. Summer workshops include opportunities to explore place-based learning, gain leadership skills, learn more about teaching current topics including climate change and work with well-known national and international speakers.
The Languages of Materials: Sewing
The Reggio Emilia atelier (art studio) inspires creation and self-expression through cultivating "a hundred languages" that are possible in the mind of a child. Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia philosophy, believed that children have hundreds ways of thinking, speaking, listening and making their ideas visible.
Place-Based Education Symposium
Teton Science Schools’ fourth Place-Based Education Symposium is focused on sharing best practices in local learning and global citizenship.
In Mud Early Childhood Workshop
Spring in the Rocky Mountains is mud season! Get prepared for the changing weather and mud by learning more about why getting young children outside is so important as well as get practice with what to do with your students outside.
Professional Development for Visiting School Groups
Round Lake Campus: Place-Based Education for Educators
Program brought to you by The Teacher Learning Center (TLC) at Teton Science Schools. Hosted at the Eileen Rockefeller House (RockE House). Round Lake Campus is an extension of North Country School and Camp Treetops.
At Your School
We partner with schools to provide consulting to faculty and staff in your school. We offer one day, two-day, four-day and custom place-based trainings to help you bring place-based education to your students and community. An introductory one-hour place-based education webinar is also available to schools who would like to learn the basics.
Nikki Gamrath, Ed.D. Vice President of Educator Development
Nate McClennen Vice President of Education and Innovation
Leslie Cook Senior Director of Educator Development
Betsy Trowbridge Curriculum and Program Design Coordinator - Place Network
Tina Forino Curriculum Design Team - Place Network Online
Margot Angstrom Director of Place Network Online
Kate Gessford Curriculum Design Team - Place Network Online
Addie Deupree Faculty