“I have learned more in a week than I have in three years of trying to work with the Next Generation Science Standards.”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute 2017
“I really appreciated hearing what other teachers were thinking in terms of scope and sequence as well as the challenges they were facing. I got a lot of ideas as well as validation.”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute 2017
“I’ve had a great week. I’ve learned so much from collaborating with the other teachers here and the VEEP staff. Energy and climate change is such a complex system and this type of professional development is critical for our understanding as educators.”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute 2017
“Wow… I felt so incredibly spoiled at the resort. The food was amazing, the room was incredible and the environment was beautiful.”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute 2017
“I loved that there were a number of different options that gave me enough information that I could use to build on. I was coming with very little background knowledge, so this whole week was invaluable.”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute 2017
“Our teachers wanted content and you delivered. When things weren’t as content-oriented as we hoped, you shifted your workshop plans on the spot. We very much appreciate your responsiveness. Good job!”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute 2017
“I got fabulous strategies for integrating energy literacy into the math classroom.”
participant in VEEP's Summer Institute


Summer Institute 2019

August 12–16, 2019

Ambitious Instruction for Energy & Climate Action

a week-long dive for K-12 teachers into hands-on investigations, best instructional practices, and student-driven action

Spend a week at beautiful Lake Morey and dive deeply into climate and energy systems through investigations, project-based learning, academically productive discussion, and action. This institute will help you add student-centered projects to your teaching toolkit as you develop your curriculum and instructional practices. Grow strategies that build student agency, grounded in Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core math and literacy, and 21st-century skills. You’ll leave with everything you need to guide students to make a difference in their school and community.

The institute and one follow-up meeting will support you to create a personalized teaching unit on energy and/or climate, using ambitious instructional practice. Individual ongoing support and use of VEEP materials kits will be available to help make your unit successful during the 2019/20 school year.

Tuition includes all instruction and materials, plus all meals and a spacious shared room at Lake Morey Resort. Three graduate credits are available; click here to view the syllabus.

Scholarship funds are available if cost is a barrier; please fill out this form if you are interested in a scholarship.

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To register online, fill out the form below and click “Send.” We will send an invoice for all fees.

If you’d prefer to register by mail, click here for the Summer Institute info sheet and registration form.

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Course fee (includes instruction, materials, PD hours, lodging & all meals): $1,400Optional: 3 graduate credits: $600Optional: Upgrade to a private room: $375.00

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For more info on any of our professional learning opportunities, call 802-552-8674 or e-mail info@veep.org.