Educator Support

Educator Support

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
- Maya Angelou

Growth and development is essential, not only to children, but with adults too. Wonder Roots Workshops, Mentorships and School Partnerships provide an interactive approach to learning where educators learn strategies that empower their practices. Adults have the unique ability to shape the future for the better and this begins through our work with children.


Wonder Roots offers virtual and in-person workshops, and mentorships through professional learning communities (PLC). Led by Colleen Christman, workshops provide practical, evidence-based strategies that empower educators with developmentally appropriate solutions. In person workshops take a hands on approach to learning where participants have an opportunity to learn by doing, and our virtual workshops offers a visual-rich experience-- both aimed to inspire educators with ideas they can implement in their programs and classrooms.

Check out Our Workshop Offerings! 

Mentorship and School Partnerships

We understand the importance of ongoing support, and realize that there is a lot on educators' plate! We offer multiple levels of support through mentorship and school partnerships. 

School Partnership

Let us take on the work of planning while you gain valuable inspiration for student-centered learning! We partner with schools or individual classrooms in order to bring our creative outdoor programs to students at our sites in Hinesburg or South Burlington. 

Our programs include:

  • Research supported program philosophy and approach that puts children and play at the center of experiential learning. 
  • Curriculum that incorporates literacy, science, social / emotional, and physical development learning objectives.
  • An environment with ample time & space for students to explore, develop ideas, problem solve and communicate. 

Commitment Levels:

  • 4 part program series (full or half day)
  • 6-8 weekly program series (fall or spring sessions)
  • Year-long partnership (Sept-Dec, Mar-June)

Feedback from Current and Past School Partners:

"We learned more about our students after one day of observing them at Wonder Roots than we would have after a week in the traditional classroom. This has helped shape the start of our school year."
- Teacher at Davis Community School, South Burlington

"Our students had so much fun in the woods! We saw kids working together who normally don't interact with each other at school. The kids were so excited and engaged."
- Teacher at Discovery Roots Academy, Milton


We offer mentorship opportunities for educators looking to instill change in their own school and classroom environments. We combine our outdoor programs with professional development for a deeper level of on going support. 1:1 and PLC/group services available. Please contact us to find out more.