CBF Summer Teacher Classes 2018

 Spring 2018 Workshop and CPD Class Schedule

Outdoor Environmental Education Programs

Courses and Workshops

Spring 2018

 

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Teachers of Grade 6 residential Outdoor Environmental Education will have priority.  

 

Outdoor Education Organizer Meeting;                 Course # 54153                                  Section # 109671

Thursday, January 4, 2018              3:45–5:45 p.m.

Participants:  Local School Outdoor Education Organizers from every school attending the residential program in the second semester (February 2018–June 2018)

Participants will review new policies and procedures, as well as be introduced to significant changes in core lessons for the 2017–2018 residential program.  New local school organizers are encouraged to stay for 30 minutes after the general meeting for additional guidance and support.

 

EE-02 Teaching Techniques for Outdoor Environmental Education; Course #50159

February 15–May 10, 2018 (see details on PDO)                                                               Section# 109599

In this 3 credit CPD course participants will learn about all aspects of the Grade 6 Residential Outdoor Environmental Education Program with emphasis on content, instructional techniques, and management strategies that will help teachers engage students in vigorous learning while teaching in a unique setting. Since the outdoor environment provides an integrated context for learning at Outdoor Ed, participants will learn how to use outdoor explorations as authentic experiences in which to teach MCPS curriculum through well-designed, rigorous lesson plans. Course participants will also be introduced to resources and technology that are available to help teachers prepare and teach effectively at the residential outdoor environmental education program. Full attendance is expected.

 

Confidence Course Re-Certification;                      Course # 50890                                  Section #

Tuesday, February 20, 2018            4:00–7:00 p.m.

In order to maintain the ability to use the confidence course for instruction, staff members need to complete a three-hour re-certification course every three years.  Instructors certified in, or prior to, March 2014, are due for re-certification.  This voluntary course is for MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education certification only.  Available only to those who have completed EE-06 Confidence Course.

 

Treasure Earth with Geocaching Workshop;        Course # 84946                                  Section # 109668

Saturday, March 17, 2017                8:00 am – 12:00 p.m.

For teachers of Grade 6 Outdoor Environmental Education who are interested in using geocaching as a tool during the residential outdoor education experience to teach Treasure Earth.  Participants will learn to use GPS units along with a map and compass and discuss the opportunities for the hidden tasks in each geocache box.  The boxes will contain a complete a set of specific STEM tasks for students or the visiting teacher can design tasks related to your content area.

 

Predatory Prey Simulation;                                     Course # 50893                      Section # 109670

Saturday, March 17, 2018                1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Voluntary workshop for teachers who are interested in teaching the predator/prey simulation lesson that is used during the residential outdoor education experience for grade 6 students. The simulation supports the populations and diversity concepts in the sixth grade science curriculum and provides students with an engaging and thought-provoking glimpse into how food webs work and function. Teachers who complete this workshop will be able to conduct the simulation during their students' residential experience. The professional learning will focus on the grade 6 content of population dynamics and limiting factors, and on organizing the experience for maximum educational value and safety.

 

Patterns of Settlement/ Social Studies Curriculum;           Course # 50897,                     Section # 109674

Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Voluntary workshop for teachers of Grade 6 outdoor education that will teach map reading, compass and or GPS skills so that students can learn to navigate to various habitats.  The student learning goal is to compare those habitats using the criteria of the best resources for settlers to survive and prosper.  The lesson may be conducted during residential outdoor education or could be modified to be used at school.

 

Exploring the Watershed;                                                    Course # 50895                      Section # 109673

Thursday, April 5, 2017   4:00–7:00 p.m.

Voluntary workshop for teachers who will be teaching “Exploring the Watershed.” We will begin the class with a review of using a map and compass. Each outdoor education site has a course that marks special features of our local watershed for student investigation. Teachers who complete this workshop will be able to conduct a structured exploration of the watershed during their students' residential experience. The workshop will focus on organizing the experience for maximum educational value and safety.

 

 

Stream Study or Pond Study Workshop;                           Course # 50894                      Section # 109664

Thursday, April 12, 2018   4:00 – 7:00 p.m.          

Voluntary workshop for teachers who are interested in conducting a stream study with their students. This workshop will focus on techniques for conducting a macro invertebrate survey, chemical analysis, and stream buffer analysis of a local stream in order to determine the health of the local watershed. Food web and food chain concepts will be reinforced through identification of the organisms in a stream ecosystem. The environmental impact of various pollutants will be discussed.

 

 

Grade 6 Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours

Outdoor Environmental Education Programs (OEEP) and Grade 6 Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours;                                   

Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:00–7:00 p.m.                           Course # 53045                      Section # 109681

This voluntary workshop will enable Grade 6 teachers to facilitate student completion of the Grade 6 student service learning (SSL) requirement during the three-day Outdoor Environmental Education Residential Program.  Instructors will model instruction using OEEP created SSL lessons ensuring that participants get hands-on experiences, as well as, lesson plans and resources.

 

 

EE-06 Confidence Course Instructor’s Workshop - Will become available in June 2018.   

                                           

 

Register for all courses on PDO.

Teachers of Grade 6 residential Outdoor Environmental Education will have priority.