Attention K-3 teachers, Inside Education along with our friends from the ATA’s Global, Environmental, Outdoor Education Council have tailor-made a program for you!
Together we want to help get students outside and connect to the natural world. Gaining a familiarity with the natural environment and an appreciation for nature sets students up to be thoughtful stewards of the environment and their natural resources, and builds a lifelong relationship to the outdoors.
The Professional Development Program
Whether you’re just getting started with outdoor lessons or are a veteran of the outdoor classroom, this tool kit and teacher professional development program will be a perfect way to set you up for success this school year.
Join Inside Education for the K-3 Tool Kit Teacher Professional Program, a half-day program being held in both Calgary and Edmonton that will up your outdoor education game, and demonstrate ways that you can use nature in your neighbourhood to enhance your students’ learning for all topics - science, math, social, art, and beyond!
This Tool Kit and PD is a joint project with the ATA Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) and teachers are encouraged to be members of the council.
Application Deadline: September 2, 2022
The Tool Kit
Not only will this teacher PD provide you with tips and ideas for bringing your Division I students outside, it will also provide you with your very own K-3 Tool Kit, which includes a Teacher’s Guide and a backpack full of supplies that you can use to get your students outside right away!
This kit will give you the tools and ideas you’ll need to start exploring natural spaces with your students. This kit has the building blocks for outdoor lessons in science, physical education, art, math and language arts for Kindergarten to Grade 3. Along with a full teacher guide, you will receive all the equipment including , and more! (valued at ~$200). Not only will you get it for free, but we will also show you how to use all the equipment and facilitate meaningful curriculum-connected activities.
- Tips & Best Practices for outdoor learning
- Environmental Awareness
- The Forest Floor
- Our Changing World
- Nature Stories
- Nature in Your Community
NOTE: One kit per school but multiple teachers from each school are welcome to join the PD. One lucky PD participant at each location will receive a collapsible wagon to make getting outside with your class even easier!
“Inside Education PD is very practical, with a high in-class value. Presenters are very knowledgeable and have useful experience tips to share.”