Welcome to the SOLE Professional Development page! Here you will find resources to help you grow in the world of environmental education. SOLE is all about connecting students and their families to the outdoors. Schools and teachers that are connected to and passionate about the outdoors further help encourage this. Below are several resources available to teachers wishing to expand their use of environmental education in their classrooms.
SOLE Teacher Workshops
March Teacher Workshop - For this *FREE* event we will be traveling to Monte Vista to experience the sandhill crane migration and learn how to use wildlife viewing as a tool for developing the reading, writing, and communication skills of students. Teachers will leave with many resources and tools for implementing engaging activities in the classroom!
*In order to accommodate health guidelines and social distancing, there are very limited spaces available for this workshop. Face masks will be required for the duration of the event.*
**TO REGISTER: FILL OUT THIS FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION CLOSES FEB. 26TH**
Training Workshops offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW)
Project WILD - Conservation based education that is sponsored by a network of state wildlife agencies. The lessons provided in the Project WILD guide are based on national educational standards, encourage hands on learning, and focus on wildlife and habitat.
CPW Teacher Institutes - Teaching Environmental Science Naturally (TEN) and Outdoor Understanding for Teachers (OUT) are site-based training programs geared specifically towards teachers.
Colorado Archery in the Schools (CASP) - Learn how to teach archery following National Archery in the Schools standards.
Hunter Education - Even if you never plan on hunting, these courses teach you a great deal about Colorado's wildlife and ecosystems, as well as valuable outdoor and survival skills.
To learn more about teacher resources and professional development opportunities through CPW, please visit the CPW Teacher Resources web page.
Colorado Association of Environmental Education (CAEE) - CAEE offers many great opportunities to educators of all backgrounds, formal teachers included! The EE in School Toolkit web page is filled with ideas and tools to include environmental education in your classroom and school.
Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement Program - The School of Mines offers a variety of courses online, on weekends, and on campus through the Teacher Enhancement Program. To see a list of upcoming classes and tuition fees, visit the Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement Program web page.