Shelburne Farms’ upcoming opportunities for educators!

January 2019
This year, I hope you’ll give yourself the gift of learning and join us for a professional program. Whether you come for a short course, a summer institute, or a year-long experience, our programs are designed to:
  • Help you educate for a healthy and just future;
  • Support you in cultivating a sense of joy and wonder in the world;
  • Inspire action in your own classroom and community.
Reach out anytime and we’ll help you find the program that best meets your needs and goals.
Here’s to 2019!
Jen Cirillo | 802-985-0315
Director of Professional Development
P.S. Keep a lookout for an email survey we’ll be sending in the new year as part of a professional learning retrospective. We’d love your input!
Year-long Programs, 2019-2020:
begins JUNE 25-27
Develop and implement a year-long Farm to School Action Plan for your school. Change how your students think, feel, and act about food, farms, and nutrition. Apply by 3/7. A program of our VT FEED partnership.
begins JULY 8-10
Meet seasonally with a learning community of peers to enrich your practice of Education for Sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation.
begins JULY 15-17 
Apply as a school team of 2-4 educators, then work together to implement interdisciplinary climate change education and place-based service learning projects in your school.
begins AUGUST 5-8 
Learn how to “read” the landscapes of Vermont, and  explore how place-based learning and education for sustainability can make the forest come alive for your students!
Seasonal Workshop Series
We’ve taken some of your favorite school program topics and turned them into one-day, seasonal educator workshops!
March 31 – April 2, Sunday – Tuesday
Join a community of peers from around the region for hands-on, farm-based educational activities, and discussions on how to develop your program and engage school groups and visitors to a farm.
JULY 8-12, Monday – Friday
Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability and hands-on activities that connect young learners to the natural and agricultural worlds.
JULY 22-26, Monday – Friday
Deepen your understanding and practice of Education for Sustainability with colleagues from around the country. Part workshop, part conference, part retreat!
AUGUST 15-16, Thursday-Friday
A curriculum tune-up in a beautiful retreat-like setting for those with a strong background in Education for Sustainability and curriculum design.
More Opportunities:
April 8-9, 2019 | Saint Paul, MN
Two days of inspiring keynote speakers, informative workshops and breakout sessions, and the chance to network with colleagues from across the country.
Jen Cirillo will be co-presenting: “Putting EfS Benchmarks to Work on the Whole System.”