Teach the Indoor Curriculum Outside: Support Students’ Emotional Well Being, Keep Students and Teachers Safer, and Strengthen Instruction

Offered by:
  • 1 Plan: 3 Falls
  • Erica Beck Spencer, Curriculum Specialist for the FOSS Project; Lawrence Hall of Science; University of California, Berkeley
  • Anne Stires, Founder and Director; Juniper Hill School for Place-based Education and Adjunct Faculty; Antioch University’s Nature-based Early Childhood Certificate Program
None required
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Audience: This is designed for formal educators, but non-formal educators might like to join to see how they can support educators in school settings. 

Min/Max: 8 - 100

Description: Join us to gain confidence using the schoolyard to teach your everyday curriculum while keeping students (and teachers) safer, improve their emotional well being, keep them energized and engaged, while also improving their grasp of the content. This research-based effective teaching strategy can be part of your return-to-school plan for the 2020/2021 school year and we hope this session will inspire educators to embrace this practice well beyond the upcoming year. You will learn effective student and materials management strategies for outdoor learning, consider how to better utilize your school grounds, and gain confidence and commitment to teaching in the outdoor space.