EHC K-12 Programs

Educator Events

Professional Development Opportunities
Inservice Workshop And Year-Long Partnership

Project Based Learning Through the Lens of Sustainability

Spend a full or half day diving into sustainability frameworks, touring campus, and discovering how to create projects with students that will improve your school community. Following the inservice, Eden Hall K-12 Staff will support participants through the implementation of a full PBL unit.


Half-day Session (8:30-11:30 AM)

  • $75/person- minimum of 10 and maximum of 32 participants from school/district.
  • Act 48 certificates provided.

Full-day Session (8:30-3:30 PM)

  • Lunch is not included, but is available for purchase.
  • $150/person- minimum of 10 and maximum of 32 participants from school/district.
  • Act 48 certificates provided.

Second-Day Follow-Up (optional)

  • Further explore Sustainability PBL Units at your school.
  • Half Day: $50/person, minimum of 10 participants.
  • Full Day: $100/person, minimum of 10 participants.

To book a workshop for your school or district, contact:
Kira Martin, Eden Hall K-12 education resource coordinator, at k.martin@chatham.edu or 412-365-1584.

  • Oct
    06

    Aquaponics in the Classroom

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join Roy Weitzell, Eden Hall’s Aquatic Laboratory Director, and K-12 Programs Staff in a workshop where you’ll tour our aquaculture lab, learn the basics of a successful aquaponics system, experiment with water testing, and learn to troubleshoot common problems. Each participant will build and take home the grow space for a 10 gallon aquarium (aquarium not included). Workshop fee is $50, with a materials fee of $15. Act 48 Certificates will be given to all participants.

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  • Nov
    03

    Native and Invasive Plants of Western PA and Rain Gardens

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Interested in native and invasive plants and their environmental impact? Linda Johnson, Eden Hall’s Assistant Professor of Sustainability and the Environment, and the K-12 Programs staff will facilitate this workshop exploring the benefits and challenges of managing the plants in our area. Learn to identify beneficial and invasive plants and discover some of the best plants to grow in pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and container gardens. Learn what you need to know for successful Spring growing projects to do with students! Workshop fee is $50. Act 48 Certificates will be given to all participants.

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  • Nov
    09

    PBL Through the Lens of Sustainability- Fall Workshop

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Join educators from throughout the region at Chatham's Eden Hall Campus and explore sustainability topics that will ignite student interests and make them eager to solve the most challenging problems of the 21st century using Project-Based Learning. Brainstorm potential school and community projects and leave with ideas and strategies to implement great learning experiences. Full day workshop fee is $150. Act 48 Certificates will be given to all participants.

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  • Jan
    23

    PBL Through the Lens of Sustainability- Spring Workshop

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Did you miss the Fall 2017 session? This is another opportunity to join educators from throughout the region at Chatham's Eden Hall Campus and explore sustainability topics that will ignite student interests and make them eager to solve the most challenging problems of the 21st century using Project-Based Learning. Brainstorm potential school and community projects and leave with ideas and strategies to implement great learning experiences. Full day workshop fee is $150. Act 48 Certificates will be given to all participants.

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  • Feb
    09

    How Energy Efficient is Your School?

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Ever wonder how to engage students in a school energy audit? What can be done to conserve energy in schools? Chatham’s Director of University Sustainability, Mary Whitney, and Eden Hall’s K-12 Program staff will guide participants through an auditing process that not only teach students behavioral and logistical adjustments that will benefit the environment, but will also save the school money. Participants will learn how to evaluate various aspects of the building and use the results to make recommendations and set goals to reduce energy consumption. Workshop fee is $50. Act 48 Certificates will be given to all participants.

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  • Mar
    23

    The Impacts of Solar Power and Green Energy on our Future

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    How are these sustainable technologies changing the way we consume energy, build and refine structures, and design communities? Iris Grossmann, Chatham’s Assistant Professor of Sustainable Technology, and Eden Hall’s K-12 Program staff will facilitate an examination of green technology use in communities and the impact it has on the economic, environmental, and labor sectors.

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