WHO: Open to all Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia teachers.
WHERE: The Alice Ferguson Foundation, Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center
WHEN: July 8-12, 2013. Class hours are 8 AM to 4 PM daily, with extended day on Wednesday.
Overnight bunkroom accommodations are available. (See http://fergusonfoundation.org/the-farm/facilities/ for information on our facilities)
COST: Free to all teachers. Funding is available for follow-up school action projects.
Apply online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HBFTeacherInstitute2013
For more information please contact Libby Campbell at: [email protected]
In this institute teachers will learn how to:
- Find, create, and utilize outdoor learning spaces in your school yard for hands-on, place-based lessons.
- Be a mentor for your fellow teachers by training others to use the outdoors as a teaching context
- Adapt your curriculum to include engaging outdoor experiences for all grade levels and subject areas, correlating with STEM, E-Lit, Common Core and NGSS.
- Overcome obstacles to teaching students outside by engaging your administration, maintenance staff, and community in outdoor projects at your school.
By attending this institute teachers will:
- Receive three MSDE credits (after completing fall follow-up activities in your school)
- Become a trained Project WET facilitator
- Be eligible for funding and support to complete fall action projects at your school
Participants are expected to:
- Come with enthusiasm for, and interest in, outdoor learning for their students.
- Help develop a “Train the Trainer” manual to guide teachers through the process of infusing outdoor education at other schools.
- Conduct at least one Project WET training at their school in SY2013-14.
- Leave with new ideas, solutions, and a network of support.
- Develop an action project at the institute to be completed with students in the fall of SY 2013-14 (funding available).
07/08/2013 - 07/12/2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hard Bargain Farm