Virginia Association

for 

Environmental Education

Certification Workshops and Courses

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required for certification

as well as information on when and how to register.

Professional Development of Environmental Educators workshop

Methods of Teaching Environmental Education workshop

Environmental Literacy

online course

Description:

This hands-on full day workshop dives into the NAAEE's Guidelines for Excellence: Professional Development of Environmental Educators  on which the core competencies for this certification program are based. Focusing on the preparation and continuing education of environmental educators, this day is packed with interactive sessions that allow you to explore the Guidelines with other professionals.

Candidates may attend the Professional Development workshop any time after beginning Criteria 1 of certification. We strongly encourage candidates to complete Criteria 1 before attending this workshop.

This workshop is a prerequisite to the Methods for Teaching Environmental Education workshop.

Currently scheduled offerings:

September 10, 2022 - Virtual

Fee: $60

Current registration availability:

Coming soon!

Description:

This two day workshop focuses on the skills required to lead high-quality EE programming. Content includes: group management, inclusive learning environments, age-appropriate concepts, inquiry-based lesson planning, program correlation to the Virginia Standards of Learning and more. Explore and develop these concepts with your colleagues in the EE field. 

Prerequisites:

  • Criteria 1 must be completed prior to workshop registration.
  • Attendance at the "Professional Development for Environmental Educators" workshop

Currently scheduled offerings:

September 17 & 18, 2022

In-person in Fairfax County


Fee: $150, includes lunch both days

Current registration availability:

Coming soon!


January 14-15, 2023

Fee: $150, includes lunch both days

Current registration availability:

Not yet open

Description:

This online module focuses on Earth’s physical and living systems, human systems, and the intersection of our environment and society as well as the natural and cultural histories of Virginia and our bioregion. While it is impossible to cover all possible aspects of environmental literacy that an environmental educator may be required to know and understand, it is important that candidates understand some foundational concepts.

Prerequisites:

  • Criteria 1
  • "Professional Development of Environmental Educators" workshop
  • "Methods of Teaching Environmental Education" workshop

Currently scheduled offerings:

September 19 - November 11, 2022

Fee: TBA*

*Winter 2022 certification enrollees are exempt from the workshop fee.

Current registration availability:

Coming soon!

The Virginia Association for Environmental Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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