Programs For Educators

Why participate in professional development at Shelburne Farms? Find out in this video. In it, educators reflecting at our 2014 Summer Institute on Educating for Sustainability capture the spirit of all our professional development programs.

Our educator workshops are offered throughout the year, with many programs in the summer. To bring you the richest programming, we offer many of these workshops in partnership with other organizations. Many of our programs can be taken for graduate continuing education credits. For questions, please contact our Director of Professional Development, Jen Cirillo.

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Jun
    13

    In Bloom in Vermont: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

    Monday, 8:30AM-4PMEducator Workshop

    Come make mud pies, collect wild strawberries, roll rocks and wander hayfields. New nature preschools and forest kindergartens are cropping up each year in Maine, New Hampshire...

  • Jun
    22 to 23

    Education for Sustainability Immersion

    Wednesday to Thursday, 8:30am-7:30pm; 8:30am-4:30Educator Workshop

    For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting at Shelburne Farms.   We will hold evening programming on Wednesday...

  • Jun
    28 to 30

    Northeast Farm to School Institute

    Tuesday to Thursday, all dayEducator Workshop

    Presented by Vermont FEED, in partnership with the Vermont Farm to School Network and the Northeast Regional Steering...

  • Jul
    6 to 8

    Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy 2016-2017

    Wednesday to Friday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation.​ Our hope is...

  • Jul
    11 to 14

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder - 2016

    Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am–4:30 pmEducator Workshop

    Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability. The four days will be rich with opportunities to look at your present curriculum with sustainability in mind, and acquire new...

  • Jul
    11 to 15

    Watershed for Every Classroom 2016-2017

    Monday to Friday, Year-long Program Educator Workshop

    Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) is a year-long professional development experience for K-12 educators in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont, New York and Québec, brought to you by ...

  • Jul
    12 to 14

    A Dairy for Every Classroom

    Tuesday to Thursday, Multi-day, with additional evening sessions, as well as a two-day curriculum retreat at Shelburne Farms in late September (9/30 - 10/1)Educator Workshop

    A Dairy for Every Classroom is a professional development course intended for middle, high school, and career and technical education teachers who are looking to deepen or expand their personal...

  • Jul
    25 to 29

    The Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability

    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm Educator Workshop

    Spend five rich days with colleagues around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of education for sustainability....

Recent Workshops

Sorry you missed these workshops. Most are offered annually, so check back often for updates, or contact Jen Cirillo (jcirillo@shelburnefarms.org) for more information.
  • May
    6 to 7

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, ORCHARD COVE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    The closing of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • Apr
    9

    Cultivating Climate Resilience Summit 2016

    Saturday, 9-4Educator Workshop

    Saturday, April 9, 2016 Montpelier High School - Montpelier, Vermont Keynote Speaker: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux,Vermont State Climatologist & Chair of the Department of Geography at the...

  • Apr
    2 to 3

    Growing Education on the Farm: A Hands-on Workshop for Farmers, Ranchers and Educators (Fort Collins, CO)

    Saturday to Sunday, All dayEducator Workshop

    Whether you teach ten weeks of summer camp on a ranch, welcome community members to your garden, or teach in public school classrooms, this workshop will offer fresh ideas and activities to improve...

  • Mar
    4 to 6

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Jan
    29 to 30

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    A continuation of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • Jan
    30

    Beyond Snowmen: Tracking for Early Childhood Educators

    Saturday, 9 AM- 12 PMEducator Workshop

    Spend a morning at Shelburne Farms, exploring the meadows and woods to discover what the wild animals are doing.  After a brief (indoor) introduction to animal signs, we'll head ...

  • Oct
    18 to 20

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    Sunday to Tuesday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Sep
    25 to 26

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    A continuation of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • Jul
    27 to 31

    The Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability

    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm Educator Workshop

    Spend five rich days with colleagues around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of education for sustainability....

  • Jul
    16 to 17

    NEW! Education for Sustainability Immersion

    Thursday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pmEducator Workshop

    This program is full. Please check back in the near future for the 2016 schedule. For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like...

  • Jul
    13 to 16

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder

    Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am–4:30 pmEducator Workshop

    Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability. The four days will be rich with opportunities to look at your present curriculum with sustainability in mind, and acquire new...

  • Jul
    8 to 11

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Wednesday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    A continuation of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • May
    7 to 8

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Thursday to Friday, Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    May 7-8, 2015 will be the start of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • May
    6

    Farm to School & Preschool: Building Healthier Kids & Healthier Communities

    Wednesday, 2 sessions: 2–5 pm & 6:30–8 pmEducator Workshop

    Emily Jackson, Program Director of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, will share ASAP’s success story of connecting young children, food, and...

  • Apr
    17

    NEW! Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

    Friday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation.​ Our hope is to...

  • Oct
    29 to 30

    Study Tour of Quebec Agritourism

    Wednesday to Thursday, 9 am Wednesday - 6 pm ThursdayEducator Workshop

    Join fellow farmers, food business owners, service providers and educators and learn directly from the people who make the Eastern Townships a vibrant agritourism destination.  A delicious...