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.
Professional Development for Visiting School Groups
Place-Based Education Workshop Series (part 1 of 2)
In the first part of a two-part workshop series, participants will be introduced to the theory and implementation of place-based education through lectures, discussions, readings and activities.
Part one of a two-part workshop series
Introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach and Early Childhood Programs at Teton Science Schools
Participants will have the opportunity to explore our Pre-K classroom and learn how we meld the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and Place-Based Education at Teton Science Schools in our Early Childhood Programs.
NAREA Brick by Brick Series
The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) will hold one of their Brick by Brick events at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools.
The Languages of Materials: Printmaking
Participants will learn how to use a variety of tools as well as learn a variety of different techniques through open-ended exploration. Come learn through play and be inspired to use new materials and tools in your teaching.
Place-Based Education Symposium: Best Practices in Local Learning & Global Citizenship
The Symposium will include individual presentations, PechaKucha presentations, round-table discussions & presentations, dinner, a keynote address, and awards.
In Mud Nature-based Early Childhood Education: Gardening & Food with Children
Join faculty from the Teton Science Schools to learn more about nature-based and Reggio Emilia-inspired teaching and learning.
Place-Based Education Workshop Series (part 2 of 2)
In this second part of a two-part workshop series, participants will delve deeper into discussions to gain new understandings of place-based education and curriculum design that meets standards.
Part two of a two-part workshop series
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