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Outdoor Learning PD Day 2014 Paul Kelba -CBE-

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  • 1. Outdoor Learning Paul Kelba Calgary Board of Education 2014 …not simply the development of a relationship between the student and nature, a key is their relationship of teachers they are with An absolutely critical aspect of learning experiences
  • 2. Learning across the Curriculum Developing a plan to take learning outdoors: • E.S.D.?? • Local Landscapes • Harnessing Student Curiosity • Enabling Student Responsibilities • Risk Management • Leadership, Legacy and Community Stakeholders
  • 3. Learning outside the classroom builds children's confidence and can transform their relationships with teachers Field trips gave children the opportunity to acquire greater confidence and leadership skills So how can schools be encouraged to organize more outdoor activities?
  • 4. Step 1 Outdoor Games aka: Joy Step 2 Field Studies aka: Learning Step 3-Education for Sustainable Development- aka Depth
  • 5. A seemingly simple outdoor adventure… …can be filled with content filled intensity with key questioning and documentation
  • 6. E.S.D.? = Education for Sustainable Development Proper framework and resources at: Learning for a Sustainable Future: http://www.lsf- lst.ca/ Whole-child centered
  • 7. Teaching and learning can become: inherently spontaneous and student- centered …when moved from the confines of the classroom into the world at large ENVOE foundational program of studies-Alberta Learning http://education.alberta.ca/med ia/768718/eoed.pdf
  • 8. A 2012 OFSTED Report looked at a sample of schools providing opportunities to learn outside the classroom found that, when implemented well, those opportunities contributed to benefits in almost all areas on students development http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find- inspection-report
  • 9. Variables predicting student achievement motivation are “significantly influenced” by environmental and outdoor based school programming "contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils' personal, social and emotional development” 2012 OFSED Report http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection- reports/find-inspection-report
  • 10. Intangible of E.S.D. is in its ability to provide a framework for otherwise isolated issues http://www.lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/teacher- resources/professional-development/pd- tools/modules
  • 11. Studies released soon on impact on students' learning afterwards: memorable learning experiences teachers can feed off that for weeks back at school
  • 12. Paul Kelba Calgary Board of Education http://www.cbe.ab.ca/ @PaulKelba http://thefreshclassroom.blo gspot.ca/