Outdoor learning in the Welsh curriculum

Outdoor learning in the Welsh curriculum

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A series of 20 sessions on outdoor learning in the new Welsh curriculum. How to embed outdoor learning into the four purpose led curriculum

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This is a 20 session course. This teacher training package will provide you with all the skills you need to embed effective, meaningful, impactful outdoor learning in your school.

Online session will be £10 per person plus fees and last 2 hours.

If you would like to attend all 20 session then contact Dawn at Nature Days for a reduced rate.

These sessions are suitable for school leaders in outdoor learning, class teachers _ foundation pahse and KS2, TAs and other school leaders.

The sessions will take you on a journey towards using your school grounds and local area to effectively teach the four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales. Each session builds on the last so that you will finish with an in-depth understanding of what outdoor learning is and how it can be used in your school. Each session will be supported by an in-school task to help you integrate aspects of the session into your school.

By the end of the course you will have a portfolio of ideas to share with your staff and a plan for taking the new curriculum for Wales and making it bespoke to your school's outdoor space.

Sessions can be booked on separately.

Session 1: Starting out. How to teach a four purpose based curriculum through outdoor learning. Wednesday 6th October 2021Location: Online

How outdoor learning can be used to support a four purpose led curriculum.

The advantages of using outdoor learning as a pedagogy.

Different approaches to outdoor learning.

Simple starting out activities.

Outdoor learning and the ethos of the new curriculum for Wales.

Future session tickets will be available after the previous session.

Session 2: Auditing what you do now and your school grounds. - Making the best use of what you have. 20th October 2021

How to audit your school grounds.

Outdoor learning skills audit for the staff.

Upskilling your staff in outdoor learning.

Audit the outdoor learning resources you have available.

Ideas and suggestions for outdoor learning resources.

How to zone your school grounds to make best use of the space for all year groups.

How to make the best use of your school grounds all year round.

Session 3: Barriers to outdoor learning and overcoming them. - Tips and tricks to make outdoor learning easier. 3rd November 2021

Session 4: Integrating outdoor learning into your planning. - Embedding outdoor learning into teaching. 17th November 2021

Session 5: A whole school approach - Systemic changes to embed outdoor learning into your school. Creating an outdoor learning policy. 1st December 2021

Session 6: Practical ideas to teach through outdoor learning. - Science and technology AOLE. 15th December 2021

Session 7: Practical ideas to teach through outdoor learning. - Maths and numeracy AOLE. 12th January 2022

Session 8: Practical ideas to teach through outdoor learning. - Language, Literacy and communication AOLE. 25th January 2022

Session 9: Practical ideas to teach through outdoor learning. - Humanities AOLE 9th February 2022

Session 10: Practical ideas to teach through outdoor learning. - Expressive arts AOLE 2nd March 2022

Session 11: Practical ideas to teach through outdoor learning. - Health and Wellbeing AOLE 16th March 2022

Session 12: Cross curricular project ideas to teach through outdoor learning. 23rd March 2022

Session 13: Assessment of learning and for learning in outdoor learning. 6th April 2022

Session 14: Risk assessments and risk benefit analysis. 27th April 2022

Session 15: Using your local learning area. - Using learning outside the classroom experiences effectively. 17th May 2022

Session 16: Undertaking meaningful field trips. - Planning and designing your own field trips. 8th June 2022

Session 17: Progression and differentiation in outdoor learning. -The pedagogy of outdoor learning. 22nd June 2022

Session 18: School grounds developments. - How to use and develop your school grounds to support outdoor learning. 29th June 2022

Session 19: Becoming sector leading in outdoor learning. - Putting outdoor learning at the heart of your school's curriculum. 6th July 2022

Session 20: Sharing best practice. Discussion of what has worked in your journey of embedding outdoor learning into your school. 13th July 2022

The location is online.

If you would like to attend all 20 session then contact Dawn at Nature Days for a reduced rate.

Online session will be £10 per person plus fees and last 2 hours.

Presented by Dawn Thomas of Nature Days, an independent field studies provider and consultant. Dawn has over 20 years experience of teacher training in outdoor learning and developed resources for outdoor learning for NRW, The National Trust, local councils, and is the Welsh field studies adviser for Geography at WJEC.

Nature Days also provides teacher training and support on using the outdoors to teach, focusing especially on the Curriculum for Wales and how it can be accessed through outdoor learning.

Nature Days develops bespoke curriculum field trips in and around Gower, South Wales, for visiting primary and secondary schools.

www.naturedays.co.uk

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