Professional Development Opportunities

One of the primary ways that the Walden Woods Project keeps Thoreau's legacy alive is by supporting educators who are teaching Thoreau to students around the world. Our immersive, interdisciplinary professional development experiences have been called "life-changing," "inspiring" and "enlightening." Click below for specific information about each program.

Upcoming professional development opportunities with the Walden Woods Project:

Approaching Thoreau: Teaching about Place

Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Details & Registration

Walden Woods Project, Lincoln MA


This professional development workshop will approach Thoreau as a uniquely place-based writer and philosopher, exploring his time at Walden Pond by looking at Walden and other texts. Participants will spend time with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, and UMass Lowell’s Professor of English, Marlowe Miller, in the Thoreau Institute Library; tour Walden Pond with the Walden Woods Project’s Education Director, Whitney Retallic; and discover new and innovative ways to implement Thoreau’s ideas and writings in a creative and interdisciplinary way.

Registration Deadline: October 17, 2018

Registrations received after deadline will be accepted if space is available

EDCO members: $60 for workshop only; $80 for workshop plus graduate credit*

Non-EDCO members: $75 for workshop only; $100 for workshop and graduate credit*

*Optional on-line sessions for graduate credit, Oct 23-Nov 20: $125 paid to Worcester State University (additional to the registration fees above)

To register, contact the o ce of Curriculum and Instruction in your district or the Walden Woods Project at or 781-259-4721.

Participants will receive confirmation details from EDCO.