Learning Opportunities

Taking the New K-3 Science Curriculum OUTDOORS

Presented By

Andrea Barnes & Cheryl Babin

Series Sessions

Date Time
Monday, October 02, 2023 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre 13931 Woodpath Road SW, Calgary, AB

Target Audience: K-3 teachers, instructional leaders and pre-service teachers are encouraged to attend.

Did you know that the word “land” shows up 476 times in a search on the new LearnAlberta website of all subjects within the Kindergarten to Grade 3 curriculum? It’s true! What better way to learn about and from the land than to spend a day of professional learning being inspired and activated! This full day session (10:00 - 2:00 p.m.) held at the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre will help answer your curriculum questions through engaging learning experiences that bring it to life. We’ll overview the new curriculum and highlight the concept progressions for each Organizing Idea. We will explore simple and practical ideas to help you ‘take it outside’ while promoting physical and mental wellness benefits for your students. Along the way, we’ll also consider opportunities to integrate other subjects like ELAL, Math and Visual Arts to make your outdoor learning experience more engaging, efficient and effective. If you’d like to help your students be more connected to the natural world this school year, then this session is for you. 

Objectives for this Session:

  • Honor the land on which we are learning and the Indigenous peoples who have cared for the land
  • Develop a strong understanding of the K-3 Science Curriculum and consider ways to take the learning outdoors in meaningful, manageable ways
  • Share stories and build community to connect us to the land
  • Explore, walk and talk about pedagogy, learning outcomes and concepts that bolster our science confidence
  • Play some outdoor games that connect to curricular objectives

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