Presentation on theme: "Outside In -- Inside Out: Incorporating Outdoor Experiences Into The Classroom Presented by the Key School Outdoor Education Department, AIMS 2008 Outside."— Presentation transcript:
Outside In -- Inside Out: Incorporating Outdoor Experiences Into The Classroom Presented by the Key School Outdoor Education Department, AIMS 2008 Outside In – Inside Out: Incorporating Outdoor Experiences into the Classroom
“The child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.”
“Martin Luther King taught us that the success of any social movement depends on its ability to depict a world where people will want to go. Thinking about children’s need for nature helps us begin to paint a picture of that world – which must be done, because the price of not painting that picture is too high.” -Richard Louv (richardlouv.com/last-child-movement)
Values & Philosophy Physical Safety Best practices WFA/WFR training Health forms Staffing Emotional Safety Comfort Zones Challenge by choice Being “in school” when outside Leave No Trace Principles Environmental Stewardship Circles Counting Explicit Goal Setting Announcements ‘Snapshots’
Student Involvement Setting Community Standards Organizing Tent Groups Shopping, Packing, Loading, Unloading Cooking & Clean Up
Academic Components What are we doing now? Not something extra Grow from what you already do What are optimal cross-over units? Where are good fits with other courses? Who are my allies? Which like-minded colleagues would be good to team up with? What do I need to let go? That’s the way we’ve always done it ! Where’s my white board? ____ (fill in your own)
Debriefing Final Circle Snapshots What do you want to take back? Post-Trip Meeting Emotional Safety! (being candid yet sensitive in evaluating) What worked? How can we improve? Timetable/persons responsible for next steps Pre-Trip Meetings Expectations Responsibilities Safety Issues Trip Summary Sheet Spiraling Curriculum Getting the most mileage from our trip; how do we return to it as we move forward?