Improve Your Lesson: Take it Outdoors

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Improve Your Lesson:  Take it Outdoors

Time: June 12, 2014 to June 13, 2014
Location: MidAmerica Nazarene University Campus
Street: 2030 East College Way
City/Town: Olathe, KS 66062
Website or Map: http://www.mnu.edu/science-te…
Phone: 913-971-3668
Event Type: university, course, for, k-12, teachers
Organized By: Gary G Andersen, PhD
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2014

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Improve Your Lesson:  Take it Outdoors!

Promoting Clear-eyed Wonder in the Outdoors

"When we take people away from nature we take away their ability to be full human beings"   -    Richard Louv

 

This workshop is appropriate for elementary and secondary teachers in all disciplines and will promote the utilization of outdoor learning environments in a variety of disciplines (science, math, art, social studies, language arts).  Outdoor resources will be used on the MNU Olathe campus and at the Prairie Center in Olathe Kansas.  Teachers will  1.) learn about the benefits of using outdoor and nature resources in their own discipline, 2.) engage in exemplar (best practices) outdoor-oriented, developmentally appropriate learning activities addressing Common Core and NGSS and other current standards and 3.) if credit is desired, will plan and submit a essay paper on outdoor education as well as an outdoor lesson with a focus on learning standards relevant to their own content.  2 hours of continuing education credit are available from MidAmerica Nazarene University.

 

Dates:  Thursday, June 12, 2014 and Friday, June 13, 2014

Time:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm  (Friday June 13, we may start at 7am to avoid the heat)

Location:  106 Osborne Hall, MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062  (Travel to outdoor locations on campus and to the Prairie Center, 26325 W 135th St., Olathe, KS 66061)

Cost:  With credit $360  (Includes $180 fee for 2 continuing education credit hours + $180 Registration Fee includes lunches provided), No credit - $180 Registration Fee (Includes lunches provided)

 

Information:  For information about the course content contact Dr. Gary G. Andersen, ggandersen@mnu.edu , or office phone; 913-971-3668.  For information about enrollment for credit contact Glenna Murray at gkmurray@mnu.edu or office phone 913-971-3292.

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