Teaching Outdoors

Online…

An Introduction to Teaching Learning Outdoors – webinar

Supporting Learning Outdoors

Teaching Learning Outdoors

Early Years – How can I Supporting Learning Outdoors in the Winter Months


Face to Face…

Teaching Using Fire

Teaching Using Cooking on Open Fire

Teaching Using Journeying

Teaching Using Bouldering (low level climbing walls)

Teaching Using Slack Lines

Teaching Using Orienteering

Teaching using Electronic Timing (SI)

Teaching Using the Natural Environment

Teaching Using Team-building & Problem Solving


An Introduction to Teaching Learning Outdoors – 45min Webinar

Course Overview
This webinar aims to build on teachers existing good practice and pedagogy to take learning outdoors.  It includes practical advice and links to resources on effectively using the outdoor spaces.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Supporting Learning Outdoors – online module

Course Overview
This course is for anyone who has a role in supporting the delivery of curricular based outdoor learning. The course is aimed at instructors, third sector and private organisations, classroom assistants, volunteers, or indeed anyone who wants to work in partnerships with schools to deliver meaningful outdoor learning experiences.   The course will help participants to gain an understanding of the Curriculum for Excellence, and the framework for delivering this to pupils, as well as providing resources and ideas to assist good partnership working.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

Click here for access to the course
https://www.sapoe.org.uk/courses/supporting-learning-outdoors/


Teaching Learning Outdoors – online module

Course Overview
Develop an understanding of the context for Outdoor Learning
Consider how to take an Outdoor Learning approach in your professional practice
Reflect upon the impact of Outdoor Learning on your learners and your own leadership skills

This course will give you both an understanding about teaching outdoors and also practical tips and support for delivering outdoor learning.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

Click here for access to the course
https://professionallearning.education.gov.scot/learn/learning-activities/teaching-learning-outdoors/step-1


The course is hosted on the Education Scotland PLL site. You will need to register to access the course using your glow email address or contact ES to allow access with your Local Authority email address


Early Years, How can I Supporting Learning Outdoors in the Winter Months – online module

Course Overview
This course, lead by members of the Outdoor Learning Service and the Early Learning and Childcare Support Team, is packed with practical ideas and outlines six steps that will help practitioners to embrace and enjoy supporting learning and playing outdoors at all times of the year, but especially on those colder and wetter days. It includes how to dress to be comfortable, how to make the most of those natural resources in the nursery outside space or further afield, inspiring videos and ideas to try.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Fire

Course Overview
The course will cover:  Basic fire lighting principles, how to teach safely, risk assessing fires with groups.  The course can be tailored to the needs of the candidates and age groups they will be teaching.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Cooking on Open Fire

Course Overview
Revealing the magic of cooking with a class on an open fire. Simple recipes for you to try and take away. Also includes professional discussion on safety regarding fire and hygiene. Food (simple!) included

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Journeying

Course Overview
Using the Outdoor Learning Cards (journeying section) as a basis for how we can incorporate journey planning; mini-expeditions; microadventures into our teaching. Educators will also be able to view a myriad of equipment that is available for their school to use from the Outdoor Learning Service

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Bouldering (low Level Climbing Walls)

Course Overview
Using the Outdoor Learning Cards (Bouldering section) to look at how we can incorporate a school bouldering wall into our teaching

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Slack Lines

Course Overview
Slack Line – an extremely portable and versatile piece of kit that can readily be used in a variety of settings. A great balance tool for helping pupils develop their own balance and coordination but also helping and supporting others.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Orienteering

Course Overview
This is the first couple of modules of Introduction to Orienteering developed by the Scottish Orienteering Association.

On the course you will learn how to introduce the basic skills of orienteering through indoor and outdoor activities, and how to bring a variety of subjects to life through the medium of orienteering.  As well as offering the incentive for significant physical activity, orienteering offers links with many areas of the curriculum which are of genuine interest to young people.

  • environmental awareness
  • spatial awareness
  • mathematical calculations
  • ITC
  • language skills – learning new languages and developing existing communication skills
  • team work
  • planning
  • problem solving
  • independence and self confidence

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Electronic Timing (Sport Ident)

Course Overview

SPORTident adds a new dimension to exercise and sport. Children love using SPORTident. Create an exciting obstacle course, turn on a timing device and let your pupils measure their own time. That’s how easy it is to motivate the whole class.

The success of SPORTident is based on the principle of giving the pupils instant feedback about their activities. They can see their improvement there and then and what better motivation is there for exercise? It can be a simple game or a more serious competition.

SPORTident is all about timing and providing instant results. It can be used individually or by teams, indoors or outside. You can create your own courses and a game can quickly be made into a competition.

We will show you how this timing software can be used to great effect to enhance literacy, numeracy and many other areas of your curriculumn

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching about the Natural Environment in school grounds

Course Overview
The Environmental Learning Cards activities contribute directly to a wide range of educational and development aims for young people and cover four elements of Outdoor Learning that can be delivered on a school/ youth club site and surrounding environment: The resource cards are divided into four areas of learning:

AWARENESS AND EXPERIENCE – Encouraging young people to experience the natural environment using a range of senses and to look at some of its component parts.

EXPLORE AND UNDERSTAND – Following on from first steps into the Environment comes the desire to explore it further and understand the many relationships that makes it what it is.

SUSTAIN AND CONSERVE – In developing an understanding of the Environment young people are encouraged to look at their impact on it and to develop a sense of stewardship in their long-term relationship with it.

CREATE AND SHARE – Appreciating our time in the natural environment and expressing how we feel towards the natural environment.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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Teaching using Team-building & Problem Solving

Course Overview
A look at how to teach problem solving and team building tasks with the minimum of equipment but maximum of learner outcome.

GTCS Professional Update – Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning

3.1.6 – 1.4 – 3.6.4

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