Professional Development Workshops

2023-24 Professional Development

January 2024
Sprouting Seeds to Microgreens!
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 3:30 – 4:30 pm PST
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Garnish your math and science curriculum with sweet or spicy microgreens! Participants will explore a tasty way to introduce life cycles and mathematical concepts through real-life applications. This mini workshop will provide an engaging way to explore cross-curricular concepts while providing fundamental knowledge of the growth, production and harvesting of microgreens in the classroom.

February 2024
Classroom Greenhouse
Location: Salem
Grow plants in your classroom with a pop-up greenhouse! Participants in this workshop will receive a classroom greenhouse and materials to start seeding plants in your classroom.

March 2024
Exploring Aquaponics
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Learn about aquaponics and the symbiotic relationship between plants and fish! Participants of this workshop will receive a FREE aquaponics system and curriculum materials to be used in their classroom. This workshop is open to educators K-12 with Next Generation Science Standards aligned curriculum.

The Buzz about Bees
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Explore the anatomical features of honey bees and learn about the process of creating honey. Participants will get the opportunity to talk to a bee keeper.  Upon completion of the workshop, teachers will receive materials to make beeswax modeling clay and a hive learning model to teach students about caring for bees. Curriculum will be geared towards students in grades K-5.