Professional Development Opportunities
Professional development in the BRIT SEED School engages teachers in research-based best practices that support state and national standards. Our focus on experiential, interdisciplinary education consistently connects the learner to earth systems. Utilizing brain-based teaching strategies allows teachers to address the needs of all learners through sensory interactions in their natural world. As “guides on the side” rather than “sages on the stages,” we are committed to honoring teacher’s professional experiences and wisdom within our community of learners.
The BRIT SEED School can provide your school district or school with half-day, full-day, or after-school/weekend professional development workshops emphasizing outdoor inquiry, place-based education, culturally responsive teaching, and deep science content. These workshops can occur at your school/district or at the BRIT facility.
Our programs utilize experiential, place-based, and inquiry-based techniques to facilitate learning. Every program includes teacher packets, food and beverages, resource information, and time for planning and reflection. The programs are aligned to the science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS); however, the programs also provide learning opportunities for language arts, math, social studies, and art educators. All of the programs listed above are accredited PD with support from FWISD Science Department, and FWISD educators can request funding from their campus administrator to attend this PD.
We are a Texas Education Agency-certified provider of CPE credits, and we have over ten years of experience providing professional development to educators in Texas.
**Please note: BRIT’s refund policy is as follows: Up to 7 days prior to field trip—full refund; less than 7 days prior to field trip—no refund. We encourage you to bring your learning journal or field notebook with you. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes appropriate for outdoor activities. You might also consider bringing a water bottle; however, we will have drinks available.**
Waiver Days – The BRIT SEED school team of curriculum specialists can customize professional development to meet the needs of diverse learning environments. All topics include an interdisciplinary and multi-grade focus appropriate for an entire school.
Customizable waiver day topics include:
To book a waiver day on your campus or at our LEED platinum certified facility, please contact our education specialist, Tracy Friday, at Tfriday@brit.org or by phone at 817.546.8693.