ERIC Number: ED205343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Independent Study: A Planning Booklet for an Educational Weekend. Emphasis: Winter Weekend. Taft Campus Occasional Paper No. 34.
Landis, Deborah Lee
A Winter Weekend experiential learning seminar was organized in 1980 by 13 graduate assistants at the Northern Illinois University Taft Campus, for college outdoor education students to learn winter activities (sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and snow shoe making, winter animal track and habitat identification, igloo building, birding, pioneer and winter crafts, snow experiments, camping and survival) to use with school children; to learn or improve each individual's winter recreational skills; to share ideas and experiences with other teachers; and to have fun in celebration of winter with other adults with similar interests. This booklet of ideas and organizational methods was compiled after the weekend, to serve as a planning guide for others who wish to organize successful educational weekends. The material is presented in five phases: (1) a brief outline listing the planning and organizational procedures of the 1980 Winter Weekend; (2) a detailed discussion of the Phase I outline, including suggestions for improvement; (3) a modified detailed outline for planning and organizing future winter weekends; (4) samples of schedules, registration materials, letters, checklists, evaluation forms, etc. used for the 1980 Winter Weekend; and (5) an annotated bibliography of resource people, books, articles and audio-visual materials. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., Oregon. Larado Taft Field Campus. Dept. of Outdoor Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Northern Illinois University; Wilderness Education Programs; Winter Programs