Teton Science Schools serves current and aspiring educators through professional development and graduate education. We work with pre-service, in-service, and informal educators through a year-long graduate program, school and district consulting and professional development workshops. TSS programs combine 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
The Value of Place-Based Education Professional Development
How to Engage with Us
Virtual Workshops & Consulting
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.
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.
Whole School Model
Through our Place Network, we offer virtual consulting, tools and structures and on-site coaching and strategy sessions to support schools looking to build and launch with a place-based education approach as well as school interested in transforming their existing structures.
Workshops & Events
The Languages of Materials: Watercolor
Participants will learn how to use watercolor as a tool for language and exploration. Come learn through play and be inspired to use new materials and tools in your teaching.
We’re All in This Together: Early Childhood Education During a Pandemic
Learn from other early childhood centers about their approach to teaching & learning during a pandemic.
In Mud: Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Webinar
Get inspired to work with children in our natural environments through watching this recording from the April 2020 In Mud program. Join keynote speaker Colleen Million and faculty from the Teton Science Schools to learn about and hear reflections on gardening with children in the context of nature-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired teaching and learning.
Transitioning to Distance Learning Webinar
This recorded workshop is designed for participants interested in learning about how we connected with our children and parents when we were forced into distance learning as well as practical how-to tips for using iMovie, youtube and youtube playlists, google docs and zoom meetings that could improve the way you work with children and families in the future regardless of stay at home orders.
Approaching Place-Based Education through the Lens of Nature-Based and Reggio Emilia Practices Webinar
This recorded workshop is designed for participants interested in learning about place-based education in the context of early childhood education and/or for those who are new to Nature-Based and Reggio Emilia approaches being blended. Participants will gain practical ways to improve their practices and their programs through this virtual presentation style workshop.
Place-Based Education 2.0: Wyoming Science Standards and Place-based Principles
Place-Based Education 2.0 will delve into connections between the Wyoming Science Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and place-based education. In addition, the series will go into greater depth of discussion, experience and application with place-based education principles.
Registration is open!
Virtual Introduction to Place-Based Education
In this seven-week virtual course, participants will explore the theory and application of Place-Based Education.
Virtual Professional Development for Schools