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Location: Shelburne

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 32.5

Cost: $ 575

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Jed Norris
(802) 985-0309

Project Seasons for Young Learners – Cultivating Joy and Wonder Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Shelburne Farms
Instructor: Jed Norris & Courtney Mulcahy

Join us for a full week of fun and learning on the Farm while using the Big Ideas of Sustainability to inspire your curriculum with fresh ideas. We’ll use lots of hands-on activities, protocols, and shared learning to examine how these ideas can instill a deep love and appreciation for the natural world in both you and your students. Rediscover your own curiosity and joy by connecting with peers, engaging with our farmyard, forest, lake and wetlands, and learning practical activities and pedagogy you can easily employ in your own place. While we use the Farm as a teaching tool, we have crafted this experience to support a variety of rural, suburban and urban providers and ways to utilize your community as a vital resource in your program. In order to enhance our shared learning, we use an assortment of protocols to deepen understanding and provide opportunities for rich conversation. We look forward to this week every year because no program is the same and it brings together a wonderful community of learners from all over who share, inspire, and support each other. Workshop Goals: • Build knowledge of developmentally appropriate place based learning. • Participate in professional protocols to share learning between peers and facilitators. • Use Shelburne Farms campus to explore different ecosystems (farm, forest, lake & wetland) to support curriculum development utilizing the natural world. • Increase capacity to integrate farm to early education and education for sustainability into the classroom curriculum.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Instructors of Adults
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
July 8, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
July 9, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
July 10, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
July 11, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
July 12, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Additional Information

Dress to be out on the land. Graduate credits are offered for an additional cost. Housing is also offered on a limited basis for additional cost. Lunch is provided. Send any program questions to Jed jnorris@shelburnefarms.org.