Calendar

Courses, workshops, and conferences promoting place-based education and associated fields are happening around the world. Search the calendar below for events of interest. 

Please send us your upcoming events, conferences, workshops, and courses and we’ll list them on the Promise of Place Website. We accept calendar submissions for Place-Based Learning related events from around the country. Please submit your event by going to the "Contact Us" page and selecting "Calendar Submission" under the recipient tab.

  • May 24, 2018
  • 9am
  • May 24, 2018
  • 4:30pm
  • Shelburne
  • Vermont

Early childhood farm based education workshop

  • July 9, 2018
  • 9am
  • July 13, 2018
  • 4:30pm
  • Shelburne
  • Vermont

Are you looking for new ways to connect your program to the community outside of your classroom? Join us at the Farm for hands-on, interdisciplinary activities and explore ways in which these can be adapted to your own learning community. Connect with other early childhood professionals to share best practices over these five days in a picturesque setting, leaving you energized and inspired to create even more meaningful opportunities and experiences within your program.

  • July 9, 2018
  • Shelburne
  • Vermont

Our year-long, residential, leadership academy brings together education leaders to form a peer network committed to better aligning education towards the goals of ecological integrity, economic vitality, and social justice. Through the ten days of this program, we create a learning community exploring Education for Sustainability (EFS), systems thinking, and leadership for school transformation.​ We will engage participants with new ways of thinking, skills to create change and nurture themselves, and present them with innovative ideas & strategies to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future. At the heart of this work is educators and a sense of hope, love and resilience.

It is expected that participants will have a strong foundation in sustainability and EFS - or teaching/leading with the interconnections of social, environmental, and economic systems in mind. Building from this base, we will explore systems-thinking, leadership skills, and change-making in order to transform education.

All participants will develop of a professional EFS Action plan. The EFS Action Plan is a big picture look at the change the participant is trying to make in their school, organization or the world. During the year, participants will work on a 90-day action project and research to solve a “problem” in their practice with thoughtful support from peers in the network. Ideally this will allow participants to get over the “implementation dip” and have ongoing support and a way of ensuring and evaluating their efforts as change agents. By the end, leadership academy participants will walk away with new insights and an updated action plan to move their work forward after the completion of the program.

  • July 23, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • Shelburne
  • Vermont

Spend five rich days with colleagues from around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of Education for Sustainability. This week is part conference, part workshop, part retreat. The 2018 Summer Institute will draw upon the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration, connecting you and your students to global movement.

  • August 16, 2018
  • 9 am
  • August 17, 2018
  • 4pm
  • Shelburne
  • Vermont

For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting at Shelburne Farms. We will hold evening programming on Thursday night.