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Teaching Science Outdoors - Using the school grounds, gardens and ponds

Target audience:

Primary Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Outline of event:

These sessions provide primary teachers and teaching assistants with an opportunity to learn and share a wide range of practical ideas and resources for teaching aspects of the curriculum outside the classroom using the school grounds, gardens, and ponds. The course will also consider ways of developing the school grounds to enhance outdoor learning opportunities. This will be a twilight session from 16.00 - 18.00.
For schools/academies which have bought in to the Educational Visits and Outdoor Learning SLA the charge will be £12pp.
For schools/academies which have not bought in to the Educational Visits and Outdoor Learning SLA the charge will be £50pp.


Feedback from previous course participants-

* Lots of ideas and hands-on activities"

* Super - lots of ideas to take back to school"

* Very useful and enjoyable - if I enjoyed it then the children will!"

* I will take children outside a lot more and think more creatively in planning"

* Very useful - great ideas to implement into the curriculum"
Learning and Teaching Outcomes-
The overall aim is to develop the competence and confidence to teach effectively outside the classroom. The course will encourage teachers to explore the potential of using outdoor environments and to appreciate the place of experiential learning.
At the end of the course, participants should know how to-
* plan and prepare for lessons outside
* develop and use resources to promote learning
* identify and manage risks sensibly and proportionately
* manage groups safely and control behaviour effectively outdoors
* deliver quality lessons outdoors that inspire and enhance learning
* recognise potential cross curricular links and opportunities
* evaluate the effectiveness of outdoor learning

The impact upon the pupils should be positive and measurable in terms of-
* behaviour
* motivation
* attainment

Learning and Teaching Outcomes:

The overall aim is to develop the competence and confidence to teach effectively outside the classroom. The course will encourage teachers to explore the potential of using outdoor environments and to appreciate the place of experiential learning.
At the end of the course, participants should know how to:
* plan and prepare for lessons outside
* develop and use resources to promote learning
* identify and manage risks sensibly and proportionately
* manage groups safely and control behaviour effectively outdoors
* deliver quality lessons outdoors that inspire and enhance learning
* recognise potential cross curricular links and opportunities
* evaluate the effectiveness of outdoor learning

The impact upon the pupils should be positive and measurable in terms of-
* behaviour
* motivation
* attainment

We expect that all CPD will involve integral evaluation processes

Preparation:

Participants will be asked to bring and share ideas and resources.v

Online resources:

See Learning Outside the Classroom website
http://www.lotc.org.uk

 

item code ~ event 74
Event Facilitator: Taff Bowles

 

These are the dates for this event

 Thu 17 May 2018-Keldmarsh Primary School

£12 per person for SLA schools inc. SLA Academies

£12 per person for non-SLA Academies

£12 per person for non-SLA LA schools

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