Upcoming Workshops and Summer Camps

Intro to Placed-Based Education Design
Saturday, June 17
9:00am – 4:00pm
Southwest Charter School
640 SW Bancroft St, Portland

This is an opportunity for educators to learn about placed-based education and potentially bring it into their classrooms with ongoing support from our expert teachers. The workshop is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education so we are able to offer a stipend and mileage reimbursement as well as resource materials and ongoing mentorship to public school teachers.

• Part 1: The initial workshop will give participants an intro to place-based education design and prepare participants for creating their own curriculum.
• Part 2: Mentorship and Implementation (Summer 2017 – Spring 2018). Participants work one-on-one with Southwest Charter School teacher mentors to develop and implement their curricular units.
• Part 3: Sharing and Evaluation Workshop – (Spring 2018). In the final workshop, participants and mentor teachers come together to share their units and talk about next steps.

If you or any of your colleagues are interested (and we hope you are!), please feel free to contact the grant manager, Sarah Koract: sarahkorach@swcharter.org.

For more information click here.
Growing Gardens Summer Camp

July 24 – August 25
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Abernathy Elementary School
2421 SE Orange Ave, Portland

Each week has a theme-oriented towards a certain age group. The teachers are Growing Gardens educators with years of experience using school gardens to inspire young minds. When you register, you can select the week(s) you would like to sign up for:

• Week 1: July 24 – 28 (K – 2) “Little Farmers: Growing, harvesting and cooking”
• Week 2: July 31 – August 4 (K – 2) “Creatures of the Garden: Bugs, Worms, and Birds”
• Week 3: August 14 – 18 (3rd – 5th) “STEM and Roots: Science in the garden”
• Week 4: August 21 – 25 (3rd – 5th) “Let’s Cook!”

Cost: $295 per child for one week of camp. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact Anna Garwood at: anna@growing-gardens.org .

To register click here.