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1 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

2 “The child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable.”

3 “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)

4 Student Involvement DebriefingLogistics Values & Philosophy Support: Internal & External Academic Components A Successful Outside Experience

5 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’

6 Student Involvement Setting Community Standards Organizing Tent Groups Shopping, Packing, Loading, Unloading Cooking & Clean Up

7 Logistics Calendar Issues Funding Transportation Equipment

8 Support: Internal & External Administration Faculty Colleagues Parents Outdoor Education Staff Outside Organizations

9 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)

10 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?

11 Student Involvement DebriefingLogistics Values & Philosophy Support: Internal & External Academic Components A Successful Outside Experience


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