Harness the benefits of the most interactive instruction possible: learning on school grounds, outside the four walls of the classroom. Conducting class outside offers many academic, social and emotional benefits for students. Studies link outdoor learning to improvement in attitudes toward school, increased student achievement, higher attendance, increased social development, and physical health benefits. This workshop is designed for K-8 teachers who are new to conducting class outside and are looking to boost their skills with beginning level resources.
Participants will become comfortable with conducting class outside on any type of school grounds (from urban concrete to rural forests) to engage and inspire students in learning. Guidelines, rules, safety considerations, ready-to-use resources and handouts will be provided so teachers have everything they need to lead confidently. This workshop will provide an introduction to the LEAF K-12 Forestry Education Curriculum and Project Learning Tree’s award-winning Explore Your Environment lesson guide.
Registration is $40.