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Thursday, February 11 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Literacy and Well-being in Your Schoolyard: Fun with Words in the Outdoors

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Whether your schoolyard resembles a nature paradise or a concrete jungle, it can be an endless source of inspiration and wonder for your students. Studies show that children, especially those with the most challenging behaviours, feel more relaxed outside and are therefore more open to deep learning. This workshop will demonstrate how to use the outdoor learning environment to provide authentic and rich opportunities to develop a range of literacy skills. In this engaging session, we'll show you how outdoor learning can boost your students' literacy skills by helping them make meaning of words and unleashing their creative minds as they explore and express what they see, hear, touch, smell, and feel. We'll also explore how Indigenous perspectives and outdoor learning can promote your students' well-being by fostering a sense of place and helping them feel connected to themselves, their classmates, and Mother Earth.

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Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. She brings her more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy provides strategic guidance for programs and operations and plays a... Read More →


Thursday February 11, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MST
026 Writing (elem. Focus)