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Take it Outside: Experiential Learning in Nature

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Facilitator(s): Michele Jones
Date:October 03, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Spruce Grove (University of Alberta Botanic Garden)
51227 Alberta 60
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Course code: 19-CR-094

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Teachers

Please dress comfortably and bring a robust fully charged device such as a laptop or Chromebook.

About this learning opportunity

Take it outside means just that! Join us for this full day workshop which takes place in the beautiful University of Alberta Botanical Gardens!

Using our backyards and local environments as learning spaces provide enormous benefits for:

  • student academic performance
  • development of core skills that enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
  • student engagement
  • ethical citizenship

We’ll explore the five core principles from EarthEd and the work of Dr. David Sobel  

You will have a chance to:

  • engage in a variety of activities outdoors.
  • learn about several resources and
  • see a showcase of classroom examples of learning in Nature

The development of this session was in partnership with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education.

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Michele Jones has worked in the educational field since 1996. She has taught a wide variety of subjects (inside and outside!) and has practical experience in implementing project-based learning in the classroom. She has led numerous professional learning opportunities, at the school, district level and provincial level. Michele holds a Master's of Education degree in the area of Educational Leadership. She is also a certified Google Educator. She is passionate about all things that support our Alberta student and adult learners in today’s fast-paced world.