Spring 2021: Focus TBD.
Winter 2021: Take Time for Yourself with Houseplants for Health
Did you know that house plants have many benefits? From improving air quality to increasing attention, indoor gardening has been shown to impact health in positive ways. Slough off the stress of 2020 by turning over a new leaf…literally!
On January 18th The School Garden Doctor offered an introductory session to the benefits of house plants for health and education. The one-hour session included self-care as well as teaching strategies from Horticulture@Home, a STEM-based program that takes the Dirt Girls indoors. You can view the slides from the session here.
The second session of Houseplants for Health was held on Monday, February 15th. It included tips for self-care and plant-care, with a focus on light.
Final Session in this Series! The last Houseplants for Health will be held in March. It will include indoor plant watering tips. Fill out the form below to reserve your spot. Zoom link will be sent via Google Calendar upon registration.
Fall 2020: Eat, Read, Talk & Write Your Way to Food Literacy!
In the course, Connecting Home and School through Food Education, participants learn about the program Common Core Cooking, which was designed in 2016 to teach food literacy. Educators will explore five themes that guide high-quality, integrated food education, sample lessons from each theme, and develop their own scope and sequence for building classroom community through cuisine. To learn more, visit the curriculum homepage.
Interested in future professional learning opportunities? Visit the Professional Learning homepage for descriptions of past workshops and events, then submit a request below.
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