Professional development is a cornerstone of Population Education. Members of our staff and national Trainers’ Network facilitate 500-600 workshops annually for teachers and nonformal educators at conferences and in-service programs, as well as for future teachers in their education methods classes at campuses throughout North America. Every workshop is tailored for the participants’ grade level and subject area.
Since 1975, Population Education has facilitated workshops for hundreds of thousands of educators. Our highly regarded curricula prepares the next generation for responsible global citizenship by encouraging students to think critically, problem solve, and make informed decisions about the world around them. Our workshops provide resources and strategies for teaching about human ecology and related social, environmental and economic issues.
Our curriculum and workshops are hands-on, cross-curricular and promote issue-based learning while also meeting state and national standards in a range of disciplines including science, social studies, mathematics, language arts and environmental education. They are also designed to work well with specific audiences including Gifted and Talented, ESOL, and students with learning differences.
Please note that Population Education does not generally lead presentations for K-12 students, as the emphasis of our program is on professional development for current and future teachers.
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Praise for Population Education workshops . . .
The weekend will be long because I can’t wait for Monday to do these activities with my students. What a great hour! A++
Workshop Participant, New Jersey Association for Gifted and Talented Conference, March 2012
This is by far the best seminar I’ve been to in a very long time (maybe ever).
Workshop Participant, Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, October 2011
Great activities!!! I have a lot of new ideas to get my students more active and engaged in learning.
Workshop Participant, World Affairs Council Teacher In-service, Richardson, TX, June 2011
The workshop is valuable for all educators as it provides a hands-on experience to basic needs of our lives and it fosters communication about our environment that can be shared with people of all ages – Preschool through College!
Dr. Jane Govoni, School of Education, St. Leo University, FL
It just so happened that by Wednesday, two of the students used activities from the workshop in an environmental science high school course. They could not believe how quickly your visit ended up in a classroom! But, they really enjoyed you, your presentation, and the resources you provided us. On, Friday they wished you were back with more.
Dr. Norm Thomson, University of Georgia
I have been to many workshops over the last three years. I believe this was the most impactful, meaningful and resource-rich experience to date. I loved it!
Workshop Participant, AP Human Geography Institute, Houston, TX, July 2011
Engaging activities that provided that “Aha” moment. Very interactive.
Workshop Participant, Teacher In-service, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, March 2013