A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC,) is an award-winning professional development program for K-12 teachers of all disciplines, offering stimulating, thought-provoking experiences designed to refresh your mind and passion for teaching! Across habitats and through the seasons, educators learn how to “read”–and teach–in the landscapes of Vermont from some of the best education and natural resource professionals in the state. They explore how using place-based learning and education for sustainability make the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards both more practical and meaningful.
Nature is a great teacher! Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature. Suitable for children ages 3 – 15, some activities work better for younger children, others are more suited for older children. The way you present them will change depending on… [read more]
The Family Center of Washington County partners with Vermont PLT to offer high quality thematic professional development seasonally for early childhood professionals in the region. Late September brought a workshop based around autumn studies, Experiencing Trees through the Seasons. Over 35 home childcare providers, and early educators attended this two hour evening workshop. They experienced a… [read more]