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Let's Go Outside! (grades K-2+)
In the schoolyard or at home, how can we help all young learners to engage with and learn from the world around them? In this workshop we will model strategies for supporting the youngest learners to explore, ask questions, and investigate, whether together outside or distanced online.
Please note: This workshop was previously titled "Outside AND Online: Helping Young Learners Explore." We changed the title to make clear that it is designed for in-person and hybrid instruction.
Planning to teach in-person in the fall? Planning to teach online? Doing a little of both? Wondering how to help young children to become active and engaged explorers? This workshop is for you!
We will model strategies that support young children exploring outside, either around their home, their schoolyard, or another outdoor setting. We will demonstrate ways to lead this learning equitably, both remotely and in-person. You will have the opportunity to talk with fellow educators and apply strategies to your own unique teaching context.
This workshop is designed for Kindergarten - 2nd grade teachers, but teachers of younger or older students may also find it valuable. All educators are welcome.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
9:00 am to noon (Pacific time)
What K-2 teachers say about this workshop
"It was well executed and clear, easy to follow and full of good ideas."
"I love that these are things I could do next week, or they could be done for foundational skill building at the beginning of a school year."
"It felt developmentally appropriate and joyful - full of light and love."
"Tangible, realistic lessons and time to hear from other educators about what is working"
"I loved how this was engaging, intimate, accessible, hands-on."
"THIS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED!"
What can I expect in an online workshop?
- Our online workshops take place on Zoom and are highly interactive. All workshops include both whole group and small group activities.
- We hope that participants will engage as fully as possible, while also realizing that we are all in different places and situations.
- We have designed our online professional development to be valuable for educators teaching online, in-person, and in hybrid situations.
- We don’t record our online workshops.
- All times posted are in the Pacific Time Zone.
How do I join?
This workshop will take place via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. The Academy's professional development team will send the Zoom Meeting ID to registered educators a few days before the event.
Tickets are $35 for this 3-hour workshop. A limited number of tickets are available, and registration will close on or before Wednesday, July 21.
We're hosting virtual PD on Zoom in Summer 2021.