We periodically offer professional development workshops for educators.
Currently, as part of Parks for Every Classroom, Saint-Gaudens is developing a two-day professional development workshop on PBE, or Place-based Education, slated for August of 2017. The goal of PBE is to engage students in projects that relate to their lives, connects them with their communities, and involve them in real-world issues.
Other recent professional development examples include:
June 2016: We joined our education partners in facilitating a four- day Place-based Ecology Education (PBEE) workshop for educators, with a focus on ecology and science in local schoolyards and communities.
April 2014: The site hosted a Place-based Ecology Education workshop for teachers with a deeper look at the nexus of science and art.
June 2012. The park hosted the Civil War Institute (CWI). A project of the Flow of History, the CWI was aimed at upper elementary through High School level teachers and focused on Civil War themes such as manufacturing, the home front, researching the lives of soldiers and memorialization.
The park frequently hosts a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT). The primary duties of the TRT are to undertake projects that benefit the educational programs of the site, create lesson plans that teachers can use regarding the park, and expand the reach and capacity of Saint-Gaudens NHS in local schools and communities.
Currently the site has a Centennial Educator who, among other things, is helping to develop a week-long, middle-school STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) day-camp at Saint-Gaudens, slated for July of 2017.
To find out more information, please contact the education coordinator at 603-675-2175 ext. 100