ERIC Number: ED175590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Teacher's Handbook for the Outdoor School.
Gilfillan, Warren C.; Burgess, Robert A.
Active preparation, participation, and follow up by the classroom teacher are essential to the success of the Outdoor School, a week-long, resident, coeducational program of outdoor education for all Multnomah County, Oregon, sixth grade classes and their teachers. Teacher orientation to the Outdoor School includes an on-site overnight workshop in which teachers train with specialists in the emphasized resource areas: water, soil, plants, and animals. Prior to the School, the teacher should prepare students and parents adequately using Outdoor School materials and integrating the School curriculum into all subject areas through the use of suggested learning activities. During the School the teacher should plan daily with the Resource Specialists and staff, available to instruct as much as the teacher desires, so that formal outdoor study experiences will be beneficial. The teacher must also help relate the School curriculum to that of the classroom and help maintain proper discipline and student conduct. After the School, the teacher should use suggested classroom follow up activities to cement the Outdoor School experience. This handbook describes staff roles and policies; daily learning sessions; school objectives; necessary equipment; and procedures for administrative duties, arrival, departure, dining, discipline, and ceremonies. (SB)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Faculty Handbooks, Followup Studies, Grade 6, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Outdoor Education, Program Guides, Resident Camp Programs, School Policy, Staff Role, Student Behavior, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Role, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah Outdoor Education, Portland, OR.