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UBC EDCP 320 Physical Health Education

This page is for B.Ed students in the faculty of education at UBC with active links for resources shared during our class that will remain here after our class is complete. If you have quality PHE resources suitable for emerging professionals not listed here, please be sure to connect with

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BC Science Teachers’ Catalyst Conference

It can all be taught outside: Teaching the K-7 science big ideas, core & curricular competencies in your outdoor and garden classrooms Session description  Participants will be introduced to hands-on, interactive, and joyful ways of naturally engaging children in scientific thinking outdoors. Leave with specific strategies for engaging students in

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NDSB – Transition to teaching outdoors

What a fun night with colleagues from the Niagara District School Board! Thank you to all who joined in on our first session of the series. The session was framed around this blog post, if you could not register but want more information!

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Outdoor play & learning

What a full day we had discussing all things outdoor play and learning! Thank you to everyone who joined me today from the Okanagan-Skaha school district. In our full day session we discussed where and how learning happens in our schools. We explored practical applications of loose parts play outdoors,

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Teaching across the curriculum outdoors

Bothwell elementary, SD #36 professional learning webinar September 2, 2021 Thank you to all participants who joined us to discuss how we might re-think where learning happens at school! Blog posts mentioned during our session Ten tips for teaching outdoors What is risky play Risky play with tools in schools

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Take them outside: why outdoor play matters

Child Care Resource and Referral Webinar August 10, 2021 Thank you to all participants who joined us this evening to discuss unstructured outdoor play and why it matters! The blog posts mentioned in our session can be accessed here: How To Build A Mud Kitchen How to build a bug

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ADST meets Magidome 2
Math Outdoors

ADST End of Year Project: Magidome

From time to time, I am sent teaching resources to review. I was offered a Magidome kit during the 2021 school year and was excited to see what learning this kit might offer our students. But, with all the complications of this school year, we simply did not have time

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Risky Play Resources

Risky Play: Why Kids Need It

In my work with teachers I am often asked what risky play is. Risky play is simply a way of organizing observed categories of thrilling play that children engage in when they test their physical limits during unstructured play outdoors. The term “risky play” is gaining momentum in mainstream teaching and

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water cycle inquiry
Science Outdoors

Water Cycle Inquiry

As a start, water cycles are best experienced, rather than read about. There is no worksheet that can fully capture the water cycle phenomenon, like being out in the rain in your community can. Encourage your class to dress like a scientist, and gear up for outdoor learning when you

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best books about rain
Book Recommendations

Best Books About Rain

If you are going to teach outdoors, you’ll need to make your peace with some rainy days. Rather than seeing rainy days as yucky weather to tolerate, why not look at rainy days as an opportunity to explore and play and learn about the water cycle in a hands on

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