Step Outside and into Engagement: Outdoor Classroom LeadershipX

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Kristin Galle
Agency Assistant: Kate Hennessy 608-822-2149
Location: CESA 3
1300 Industrial Drive
Fennimore, WI 53809
Facility: Conference Room C/D
10/12/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Graduate credit through UW-Stevens Point available. Contact the WCEE or 715-346-4818 for information on tuition costs and registration.

Harness the benefits of the most interactive instruction possible: learning on school grounds, outside the four walls of the classroom. Conducting class outside offers many academic, social and emotional benefits for students. Studies link outdoor learning to improvement in attitudes toward school, increased student achievement, higher attendance, increased social development, and physical health benefits. Learning outdoors is even linked to a reduction of ADHD and ADD symptoms among some students. This workshop is designed to provide K-12 teachers with training in conducting class outside on any type of school grounds in order to engage and inspire students in learning. Guidelines, rules, safety considerations, resources, and handouts will be provided so teachers have everything they need to lead confidently. Classroom management practices that fit within existing PBIS models and are specific to the outdoors will be discussed. The workshop will include time for collaboration and lesson planning, and a variety of ready-to-use activities will be supplied so teachers can implement outdoor learning right away.