Principals Summer Course Schedule

These multi-day professional learning summer immersion events support school principals and administrators in environmental literacy opportunities for their entire school community. Participants in CBF's "Environmental Leadership for Principals" program are able to gain first-hand experience on the Chesapeake Bay while strengthening their leadership capacity in environmental education.

"Truly, I have seen the value and life-changing potential that hands-on programs, like the ones at CBF, have to offer anyone who takes part in them."
~ Stephen Castle, Assistant Principal, Colonial Heights Middle School

 

Click to registerEngaging Richmond City Schools in Environmental Literacy
July 10 – 12, 2019

Open to all Richmond City Schools Administrators and school leaders.
Richmond City Public School Administrators and school leaders are invited to join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for an enriching three-day experience on the Bay! Participants will learn how the integration of environmental education and implementation of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) empowers staff and engages students as they meet curricular objectives in several content areas. We will participate in hands-on learning investigations that will form the basis for discussions on incorporating a successful environmental education program at your school. Opportunities for networking with other school leaders from around the state will be built in to provide time for you to share ideas including green school initiatives.
Length & Location: 3 days/2 nights at CBF's Port Isobel Environmental Education Center.
Cost: There is no fee for this course thanks to the support of the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc
Questions: Contact Cindy Duncan CDuncan@cbf.org or Helena Easter atheaster@rvaschools.net
 

 

Click to registerEnvironmental Leadership for Independent School Leaders
July 17 – 19, 2019
Open to Independent school administrators, Trustees, lead teachers, and department chairs.

How can independent school leaders most effectively support the integration of high-impact environmental education within their schools? Spend three exciting days exploring how administrators, department chairs, and lead teachers can further their school's “environmental mission”. Led by CBF and The Gunston School and sponsored by AIMS, VAIS, and AISGW, participants will learn how to effectively design and implement high-impact environmental education curriculum and understand the fundamentals of environmental strategic planning. Participants will also learn how a school's campus and facilities can serve as an integrating context for environmental teaching and learning. Join us in hands-on investigations and learn about opportunities to create or expand a green school program.
Length & Location: 3 days/2 nights at CBF's Smith Island Environmental Education Center.
Cost: $50

 

Click to registerPublic School Leadership and Earth Force:   Engaging Students in Chesapeake Bay Environmental Stewardship
July 22 24, 2019
Open to all Virginia Administrators.

Through the Administrators Environmental Leadership Program, CBF provides high-quality professional learning that meets the evolving needs of administrators and schools. The program supports school principals and administrators in developing environmental stewardship opportunities for their entire school community.  For this course, CBF will partner with Earth Force to familiarize administrators with the 6 step Earth Force process used to engage students in hands-on, authentic, community based projects.   Through networking and collegial discussion, school leaders learn how to design a program that fits the needs of their school district and what leadership roles they can take to ensure success. All this is done while experiencing first hand the beauty and complexities of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.  
Length & Location: 3 days/2 nights at CBF's Port Isobel Environmental Education Center.
Professional Development Hours:  24
Cost:   There is no fee for this course thanks to the support of the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Questions: Contact Cindy Duncan CDuncan@cbf.org

 

Click to registerSchool Improvement through Environment for Principals and School Leaders
July 24 – 26, 2019
Open to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. school leaders.
Maryland, Pennsylvania, and D.C. principals and other school leaders are invited to join CBF for a three-day immersive adventure exploring the Bay and the unique waterman’s community on Tangier Island. Participants will learn how to use environmental education to enhance learning in any curricular area in a way that empowers staff and engages students. We will participate in hands-on investigations and learn how to implement a successful environmental education program at your school that will boost academic achievement and environmental literacy. We will also explore the positive effects that environmental education has on student mental health and well-being, discipline, and building 21st century skills. You will be able to network and share ideas with other principals from around the watershed and learn how to certify as a green school.
Length & Location: 3 days/2 nights at CBF's Port Isobel Environmental Education Center.
Cost: There is no fee for this course thanks to the support of the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Credit: Upon successful completion of all course requirements, Maryland educators are eligible for 1 MSDE Continuing Professional Development credits (MSDE/CPD Number 19-68-11).

 

Click to registerEngaging Virginia Beach Elementary School Leaders in Environmental Literacy
August 7 –9, 2019
Open to all VBCPS Elementary Administrators and school leaders.
Virginia Beach City Public School Elementary Administrators and school leaders are invited to join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for an enriching three-day experience on the Bay! Participants will learn how the integration of environmental education and implementation of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) empowers staff and engages students as they meet curricular objectives in several content areas. We will participate in hands-on learning investigations that will form the basis for discussions on incorporating a successful environmental education program at your school. Opportunities for networking with other school leaders from around the state will be built in to provide time for you to share ideas including green school initiatives.
Length & Location: 3 days/2 nights at CBF's Port Isobel Environmental Education Center.
Cost: There is no fee for this course thanks to the support of the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Questions: Contact Cindy Duncan CDuncan@cbf.org



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