Professional Development

Teachers like to learn by doing, too! Invite us to lead a professional development workshop. STEM educator, Amy Bowman, and School Garden Coordinator, Doug Vernon, are former teachers who know what teachers expect and understand the importance of making professional development time count.

Request a workshop

Complete the online form to request a workshop. Any ½ day sessions can be combined for a full day session. Continuing education credits can be provided, if desired.

TitleDescriptionAudienceTime
Garden CentersGarden centers are a great way to engage all students while working in the garden. This workshop will focus on how to incorporate garden centers into your garden routine.K-5
Admin
½ day
Full day
Social Emotional Learning in the GardenThe garden is a great setting to focus on social and emotional skills.  Participants of this workshop will learn how to incorporate SEL standards using the school garden and other outdoor spaces.K-8
Special Ed
Counselors
Social Workers
Admin
½ day
Gateways to School GardensSchool gardening is not one size fits all. Participants will be introduced to alternatives to traditional gardening styles.K-8
Admin
½ day
STEM Problem Solving in the GardenComing Soon
Connecting to CurriculumPlant science is not the only curriculum that can be taught in the school garden. Participants will engage in a variety of standards based lessons and subject areas that can be taught in the school garden.K-2
3-5
6-8
Admin
½ day per grade level band
Full day for 2 bands
Math in the GardenThis workshop will focus on standards based math lessons that can be taught using the school garden.K-2
3-5
6-8
Admin
½ day per grade level band
Full day for 2 bands
Literacy in the GardenThis workshop will focus on standards based ELA lessons that can be taught using the school garden.K-2
3-5
6-8
Admin
½ day per grade level band
Full day for 2 bands
Science in the GardenThis workshop will focus on standards based science lessons that can be taught using the school garden.K-2
3-5
6-8
Admin
½ day per grade level band
Full day for 2 bands
Beginning Gardening Skills for TeachersThis workshop is designed for those teachers with little to no school gardening experience. Learn the basics of managing the school garden space and basic gardening with students.K-8
9-12
½ day
Establishing a School GardenThis workshop focuses on the groundwork that needs to be laid before the actual construction of the school garden. Learn how to establish a garden team, select a site, obtain permission and more.K-5
6-8
9-12
Admin
½ day
Crop PlanningThis workshop will focus on what, when and how to plant during a school calendar year.K-5
6-8
9-12
½ day
Tastings and NutritionThis workshop will focus on what to do with your harvested crop, tips on conducting a tasting, as well as the nutritional value of crops grown in the school garden.K-5
6-8
9-12
½ day
Classroom Management in the GardenParticipants will learn management techniques and tips for teaching in an outdoor setting.K-5
6-8
Admin
½ day
Composting and/or VermicompostingParticipants will learn the principles of composting and/or vermicomposting and various methods and materials needed to get started.K-5
6-8
½ day for one
Full day for both
CustomCustom workshops can be designed around your specific needsK-12½ day
Full day

What teachers are saying about PHHI PD

“This was one of the best workshops I have ever been to!”

“Everything was great! I’m leaving with a bazillion ideas that I can’t wait to try!”

“It has been the most useful PD I have ever been in!”

“I thought this PD was spot on and covered our whole plant unit!”

“The lessons all apply perfectly to multiple standards and are exciting and hands-on for kids. It was great to walk away with curriculum and the materials to complete the lessons.”

“I loved having an actual unit that I could teach my students after the PD.”