This workshop is for experienced educators who are willing to consider the potential academic, social, and physical benefits of outdoor play as a pedagogical approach to teaching across the K-7 curriculum.
This workshop is for experienced practitioners who are ready to think deeply as we complicate ways of engaging children intellectually in learning that is relevant, culturally responsive, and interconnected to the lands we learn with, from, and on.
These are strange and stressful days for educators heading back to school amidst a global pandemic. This 90 minute webinar is offered to districts or schools looking for inspiration, practical ideas, and capacity building for their school community who wish to take the learning outdoors as much as possible.
Got dirt? In this workshop we will explore the science behind why kids and dirt grow so well together. Read more!
Math is everywhere in the garden! In this workshop, participants will be introduced to hands-on, interactive, and joyful ways of naturally engaging children in mathematical thinking in the garden. Read more!
Play isn’t just for primary! In this workshop, participants will be inspired by the use of loose parts for mathematical thinking, scientific inquiry and creative storytelling in the garden to engage learners from K-7 in meaningful, student directed inquiry.
In this workshop we will explore the research on why unstructured outdoor play with loose parts is critical for developing children’s social, emotional and cognitive strengths.
A common misconception, when taking students outdoors, is that they will be off task or challenging to manage. In this workshop we will consider how an outdoor classroom is just like any other classroom and completely different, at the same time!
Bring your long range plans and your curiosity to this action packed workshop! Learn how the big ideas of our BC curriculum can be effectively explored outdoors in a meaningful context for scientific inquiry.
The outdoor classroom, school-yard, and garden are perfect spaces and places for inclusive and creative storytelling, vocabulary development, non-fiction writing, fine motor skill development and more!