What is Seedlings Educators Collaborative?

The Seedlings Educators Collaborative centers around a free-to-attend workshop that gathers a collaborative powerhouse of educators and other experts as facilitators, guests, presenters, and guides to provide the best network of ideas, support and connections to the teachers, and in turn, the students, of New Haven County and beyond. Since 2005, the Collaborative has offered participating teachers a rich environment for an inquiry-based, hands-on, experiential way of learning, where they can ask questions, learn from mentors and colleagues alike, receive support and encouragement, and be willing to learn and engage more by taking risks—a model teachers are encouraged to instill in their own classrooms when school resumes in the fall. Group facilitators and other resources are available for support throughout the school year as well.

Summer Workshop

At the beginning of every summer, a talented collective of seasoned educators gathers together to share their wealth of experience in place-based education and integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum with New Haven County and surrounding area Pre-K through sixth-grade teachers. The workshop provides a fun and supportive environment for teachers who are looking to return to the passion that brought them into education, and rethink who they are as educators, with the end goal of engaging their students in the learning process.

Quotes & Testimonials

Read what participating teachers and their administrators say about the workshop.



See what the workshop is all about with these photos from the Summer Workshop.



Seedlings staff, facilitators, expert resources, & other supporters



What is the workshop like?

In this free workshop, Pre-K to 7th grade teachers will gain: 

  • Strategies to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and other disciplines into real-world applications
  • Connections to community resources
  • Skills to develop assessable, innovative curricula that meet state and national standards
  • Opportunities for collaboration with fellow teachers from other schools