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. Learning outdoors is even linked to a reduction of ADHD and ADD symptoms among some students. This workshop is designed to provide K-12 teachers with training in conducting class outside on any type of school grounds in order to engage and inspire students in learning. Guidelines, rules, safety considerations, resources and handouts will be provided so teachers have everything they need to lead confidently. Classroom management practices that fit within existing PBIS models and are specific to the outdoors will be discussed. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can implement outdoor learning right away. This workshop is offered through LEAF, the Wisconsin K-12 Forestry Education Program.
Substitute stipends guaranteed to first 12 registrants! Register
Graduate credit available for additional cost. Contact WCEE for details: email@example.com
Date: April 24, 2018
“Great job! This workshop got me really excited about implementing more outdoor ed into my curriculum! It was exactly what I needed. Thank you for all of the ideas, materials, and resources! I can’t wait to share with my colleagues!” - Course Participant