Enhancing Outdoor Learning Opportunities in Kindergarten and Beyond
This project was designed to build upon our current instructional practices in the areas of outdoor education and inquiry-based learning, and to develop strategies to assist us in “provoking” and assessing student learning in a natural setting.
Keyword(s):exploration, inquiry, outdoor learning
Keepers of the Land 2.0
To use outdoor education as a means to foster an appreciation for and develop a greater understanding of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people’s culture, way of life (past/present) and traditional teachings as the original keepers of the land.
Grade 11 Environmental Science – Improving the Experiential Experience and Exploring the Development of an Action-Based/Authentic Final Evaluation
This project involved collaboration between multiple schools in the HDSB in order to develop more experiential and action-based activities (including an authentic final task) for students in the Grade 11 environmental science course.
Keyword(s):action-based, authentic, collaboration, environmental, experiential
Reach for the Stars (Part 2)
Social readiness is a key factor in promoting well-being in children and directly impacts their health in all areas and success in school. As educators in early years, we desire to promote healthy relationships and social thinking with our students.
Keyword(s):early years, emotional development, mental health, social thinking
Grenoble FDK Environmental Inquiry Project
This FDK STEM project explores environmental inquiry by questioning the needs of living things to create an outdoor sustainable garden, observe the stages of the life cycle of butterflies and launch butterflies into an innovative butterfly garden.