At Pilot Light, we know that every school community is unique, from the students to the curricula to parent and guardian engagement. We believe that integrating food into classrooms is a collaborative process in which we are always learning from the educators around us.

Pilot Light’s professional development is centered around building teacher capacity to develop and deliver food-based education. Participants receive Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) and meet and collaborate with a community of educators who are passionate about food education. 

Through our professional development sessions, teachers are coached by our team and partners in:

  • Creating and utilizing curriculum and instructional materials aligned to our Food Education Standards that integrate into existing eLearning and in-person lessons 
  • Adapting the lessons of fellow educators on the Food Education Center to suit their students, schools, and communities
  • Understanding the food environment at their school and the communities their schools are located in
  • Learning techniques for bringing and preparing food in classrooms (virtually and in-person)
  • Identifying opportunities to connect the classroom to the cafeteria, homes, and communities
  • Creating curriculum that includes a student-initiated food advocacy project centered around the cafeteria or community

Stay tuned to our events for upcoming professional development sessions!

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Follow Us

Donate Now