In an effort to support the safe return to schools, LSF is promoting outdoor learning. While we always recommend the outdoors as a rich learning environment with connections to all subject areas, during COVID-19 it is more important than ever to get students outside, where better air circulation and more space for physical distancing significantly decrease the risks of virus spread. We are here to support educators of all experience levels with tips and tricks, classroom resources, and more.
We have free webinars coming up for all grade levels:
- Tuesday September 22nd: What's the Story? Picture Books & Science Literacy (K-6)
- Wednesday September 23rd: Outdoor Learning & STEAM (7-12)
- Wednesday September 23rd: Looking for Curriculum Connections Outdoors (K-6)
- Thursday September 24th: Community Walks and Engaging Community (K-12)
- Monday September 28th: Reading the Trail: Bringing Picture Books Outdoors (K-6)
- Tuesday September 29th: Teaching virtually? Extend your teaching to the outdoors! (K-12)
- Wednesday September 30: Outdoor Learning & The Arts (K-12)
- Thursday October 1: Outdoor Learning for Principals (K-12)
We have also added an Outdoor Learning page to our R4R database to act as a hub for educators looking for resources.
Our Learning Inside Out guides will continue for the 2020/2021 school year. These are weekly collections of K-12 resources and activities designed for both in-class and at-home learning during COVID-19. There is a major focus on getting outdoors as a tool for both physical and mental health as well as learning in all grades and subjects. Educators and parents can sign up to receive the weekly Guides via email or view the archive on our web page.