Teacher Workshops

For over three decades, Willow Bend has been offering teachers and non-formal educators high-quality, locally-focused professional development opportunities.  Our teacher workshops are usually offered in three or six hour blocks and are recognized by the Flagstaff Unified School District for seat hours and continuing education credits.

Willow Bend Teacher Workshops are usually free to participants.  However, space is always limited and prior sign-up is required.


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We concluded our teacher workshops for the fall semester. Please check back in the spring.

Past Workshops

A Rio Runs Through It, September 17th 8:30am-3:00pm

Willow Bend will be leading an outdoor, Rio de Flag and open space focused teacher workshop. The workshop will include a visit to Picture Canyon and Frances Short Pond. The workshop will include a visit to both locations, as well as ideas for in-class activities. Workshop is currently only open for teachers partnering with Willow Bend on the Rio Runs Through It project. Teachers not partnering on the project, who still want to participate can contact Cassandra Roberts at cassandra@willowbendcenter.org.

Renewable Energy - Wind and Solar, October 8th, 8:30am-1pm

In partnership with Wind for Schools and Prometheus Solar we will be leading an educational workshop about wind and solar energy.  From the very basics of renewable energy to hands on classroom activities and access to teaching materials and kits.

Limited spots. Sign-up required.

Workshop Schedule:

8:30 – Arrive and introduction about workshop and willow bend

8:45 – The science of solar, Ryan Hotlz, Prometheus Solar.

9:30 – Solar teacher activities, Moran Henn, Willow Bend.

10:15 – Short snack break

10:30-  The science of Solar, Karin Wadsack, Wind for Schools.

11:15– Wind teacher activities, Karin W.

12:00 – Wrap up and summary

12:30 – Certifications