Not able to attend an in-person workshop? You can access our professional development anytime and anywhere through our online courses.

About Our Online Workshops

PLT currently offers several online courses:

These online workshops are self-paced courses composed of several 20-30 minute learning experiences, called “coursels.” Each coursel has been designed using best practices in online learning and teacher professional development (review The 5+ Guiding Principles of Teacher Professional Development for more information). They prepare educators to integrate environmental education materials into their instruction.

Each online course provides a high-quality professional development experience.

  • Focus on learning outcomes important to today’s educators
  • Authentic tasks and project-based learning, including modeling activities and lesson planning
  • Easy-to-use content focused on planning and preparation
  • Connections to resources such as relevant online tools, supplemental content, and local and state resources
  • Videos of educators modeling PLT activities and tips for how to adapt activities for your students and context
  • Interactive simulations demonstrating key concepts in PLT activities (available in the K-8 online workshop)
  • Interaction with the instructor, with clearly articulated expectations for completing the course

Is Online Learning for You?

PLT’s online courses are designed for educators who are comfortable with self-directed learning. Each online course can be accessed whenever and wherever you are with an internet connection. A basic knowledge of computers and web browsers is useful to be successful.

Learn More!

Watch this video slide show A Closer Look at PLT’s Online Workshops: What’s included, and how to get started.

For a sneak peek into PLT’s newest curriculum online, check out this Introduction to PLT’s E-Units for Grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

And here are screenshots from our Early Childhood, K-8, and GreenSchools courses to give you a flavor of the online training experience:

Early Childhood
K-8 Environmental Education

Learn more about our online professional development and for detailed information regarding each of our online workshops, visit