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
The Value of Place-Based Education Professional Development
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.
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
My Place, Our Vision
In this unit students will study the various components of their place that make it unique. Explore the driving question: How might we invest in our community to promote engagement, citizenship and pride in our place?
Wasting Away: The Story of Trash
What is waste and why should we care? Explore the driving question: How might we improve the state of waste in our community?
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