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Register Now for Spring 2014 Professional Development Course


“Integrated Service Learning – A Food System Approach”

Course Description:

Service Learning has the potential to increase student engagement, and therefore achievement, by bringing relevance and rigor to your lessons.  Why stop there?  The complex nature of most authentic learning experiences provides many opportunities to further enhance student learning through cross-curricular connections.  This course will provide teachers and prospective teachers the support and training necessary to create engaging, experiential units in their respective discipline, using the food system and the concept of sustainability as a vehicle for curricular integration.

Course participants:

  • Can receive recertification credits.
  • May earn 1 graduate credit through Saint Michael’s College ($110)*
  • Can receive a $300 stipend for implementing the lessons/units developed during the course***

Course Details:

  • 10 weeks:  March 11th – May  2oth 
  • Meets Tuesday’s from 3:30 to 5:15   Total of 17.5 hrs (1 graduate credit; 15 hrs = 1 recertification credit)
  • Meet at Montpelier High School


*Note: If you are seeking graduate credit, I will have a registration form available on the first day of class.  

**If you are not seeking credit, there is no charge for the course.

***The $300 stipend is available for high school teachers that administer part of their unit at a school-based garden or other CSS plots next fall, as part of the Center for Sustainable Systems.