In this flexible and practical course, you’ll see that a wealth of learning in math, science, art, social studies and language arts can take place right outside those classroom walls. You’ll discover dozens of ways to use your school building, school grounds, school neighborhood and local community to enhance learning for your students, and you’ll develop strategies on how to keep your students learning even when they’re not in school.
You will begin by discovering more about your school environment and local community through a series of information acquisition activities, and then you will have the opportunity to develop fun and meaningful learning activities for your students. Ideas might be to study the local school environment, to organize local walking tours, or to take part in community service projects. Visits to local neighborhoods, business districts, parks and museums will also increase your students’ awareness of their surroundings.
This class is applicable for all teachers of students K-12, and the strategies and ideas included can be implemented in any community.
NOTE: This course replaces ED411T - Beyond the Classroom. If you received credit for ED411T you cannot also receive credit for this course.
The Co-Instructor for this course is Christopher Naze, M.Ed.
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$25 materials fee for course workbook to be paid to the instructor after registration. Send check to Peter Chausse, PO Box 3043, Gresham, OR. 97030. Include your name, address, phone and email. Course text, Open the Door, Let’s Explore More! And a book of your choice, or similar texts from the bibliography provided. NOTE: The book, Open the Door, Let’s Explore More! is difficult to find. Please contact me for instructions regarding the reading materials you must obtain on your own.
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