My goal is to motivate educators to take students outside on a routine basis and develop their comfort level with the steps to do so. Steps may include everything from knowing their districts policies, permission forms, setting behavioral expectations and resourcing activities to plan their day. This workshop will be interactive. Please bring a science curriculum competency or content with you to explore options of outdoor learning experiences. How to assess learning and curriculum interconnections beyond science will also be explored.
Please bring 3 small things you find outside in nature; for example: a leaf, a small rock, and a feather, or anything else you find that catches your interest.
This session is full.
Monica is the Education Director for Wildsight
I am a teacher in the West Kootenay community of Winlaw in the Slocan Valley. Since beginning teaching 15 years ago I have often taken my students outside. As I continue to do so I am refining my practices to meet specific curricular content and competency goals. My current position includes one day a week when I take a co-workers class out for day of outdoor learning usually focused on the Science curriculum.
I am a teacher in SD8, currently teaching a small class with a forest school philosophy, including a daily campfire circle and forest walk. I am passionate about taking students outside to learn, and deepening students' connections with nature. I have taught in rural communities throughout the West Kootenays of BC, including Nakusp, Crawford Bay, and Meadow Creek. I am also on the executive of our local chapter of EEPSA Kootenay Lake.