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A professional development seminar for high school educators and graduate students
July 14-19, 2013
The Walden Woods Project will offer Approaching Walden for its 17th year. This is a six-day professional development seminar for high school educators and graduate students. The seminar provides teachers with the skills they need to lead their students in a study of their home community. This place-based interdisciplinary workshop uses Henry David Thoreau’s writings and philosophy as a model. Through Thoreau's example of living deliberately, we can learn how to do so in our own communitites and pass it along to the next generation.
This annual seminar features a daily mix of lectures, field trips, readings, discussions and reflection time. The participants encounter speakers from different fields with expertise in the areas of natural history, writing, literary analysis, art, and the environment. Some seminar features include:
Who Participates: High school teachers of all disciplines and graduate students of education are welcome to apply.
How to Participate: Submit an online application . We start accepting applications on January 1, 2013.
Application Fee: $50 with application.
Stipends: Depending on how far away from Walden Pond you live, we offer travel stipends:
Graduate Credit and Professional Development Points:
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. — Walden