Professional Development and Workshops



Professional Development Opportunities

Please consider attending one of the professional development sessions described below. Check back frequently for updates!

Upcoming Workshops

Connecticut Science Education Conference

Where: Hamden Middle School
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 8 am – 3pm
What: 70 workshops, speakers, more than 50 exhibitors
Be sure to check out the CT Green LEAF Schools table in the Exhibit Hall and our workshop:


NGSS & Common Core Wrapped in a Green Bow Laurel Kohl, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Eastern Connecticut State University & Leticia Denoya, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Eastern Connecticut State University
Description: Explore some great plant-based environmental education lessons that include NGSS, math, LA, Social Studies and more, using your own school grounds. Fun and learning for PK-12 from CT Green LEAF Schools.


Past Workshops


CT Best Practices in Sustainability Education – October 28, 2016

Where: Goodwin College, East Hartford
October 28, 2016 8 AM TO 3 PM
Bring a team from your school or district: Educators, health/wellness staff, and facility staff

Workshops for all areas of interest
Learn about resources available to help “green” your school

Registration $10 pp for Green LEAF Schools, $15 pp Others
Flyer, Agenda, and Workshops


Webinars and Webinar Archive

Green Teacher Webinar Series
Green Teacher magazine hosts an ongoing series of free webinars.
Fall 2015 topics include “Welcoming Immigrants via Outdoor Recreation Programs,” “Fostering Leadership for Sustainability,” “Collecting Field Data on Local Birds with Elementary Students,” and more.

Green Strides Webinar Archive
US Department of Education’s Green Strides Webinars. Access many webinars on-demand, featuring a wide range of Green LEAF topics–energy to gardens, delivered by US Government agencies over several years.

The Green Strides Webinar Series Continues 2016 Spring

The Green Strides Webinar Series promotes sessions that provide free tools to reduce schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. Consult the webinar calendar and submit suggestions of free webinars related to school, district, and postsecondary sustainability to for listing.Webinar

Mar. 02, 2016, 12-12:30 pm Ask the Expert (EPA)
Mar. 03, 2016, 2:00-2:45 pm Food Safety (USDA)
Mar. 03, 2016, 6:00-7:00 pm Robotics on a Budget (NASA)
Mar. 07, 2016, 6:30-7:30 pm Calculator Robotics (NASA)
Mar. 08, 2016, 6:30-7:30 pm Technology Drives Exploration: Spinoffs (NASA)
Mar. 09, 2016, 10-11:00 pm The ABC’s of School Gardens (Healthy Schools Challenge)
Mar. 10, 2016 1:00-2:00 pm Energy Star and Green Building Rating Systems (EPA)
Mar. 10, 2016, 6:30-7:30 pm Technology Demonstration Challenges (NASA)
Mar. 16, 2016, 6:00-7:00 pm Space Telescopes- Eyes in the Sky (NASA)
Mar. 17, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm How to Apply for the Energy Star (EPA)
Mar. 17, 2016, 2:00-2:45 pm Promoting Your Farm to School Program (USDA)
Mar. 17, 2016, 6:30-7:30 pm Light but Strong: A Lesson in Engineering (NASA)
Mar. 22, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm Portfolio Manager 101 (EPA)
Mar. 22, 2016, 6:30-7:30 pm Making Waves with NASA: Optics Resources (NASA)
Mar. 23, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm Portfolio Manager 201 (EPA)
Mar. 24, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm Portfolio Manager 301 (EPA)
Mar. 30, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm Tackling WaterSense – Outdoor Systems (EPA)
Mar. 31, 2016, 2:00-2:45 pm School Gardening (USDA)

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