ERIC Number: ED225710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
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, co-educational program of outdoor education for Multnomah County (Oregon) sixth grade classes and their teachers. This handbook briefly describes the classroom teacher's role; the resource study session; the teacher-class meeting; and the responsibilities of the teacher, site supervisor, resource specialists, senior and junior counselors, and nurse. Brief information is provided on the teacher's on-site workshop; staff visitation; literature, visual aids, printed materials, and films; student preparation; parent orientation; evaluation of the Outdoor School; and classroom visitation by junior counselors. The handbook includes a listing of some things that can be done to correlate outdoor education with social studies, language arts, mathematics, science, musc, art, health, safety, and physical education; specific information for teachers pertaining to duties before going to the Outdoor School, bus departure and arrival, arrival at the Outdoor School, general assembly, dining hall procedure, and discipline; teacher-class, teacher-junior counselor, and after-campfire meetings; staff policies, insurance, and last day and evening at the Outdoor School; and a clothing and equipment checklist. Ideas for teacher preparation, a copy of the class list and living group assignment forms, and suggestions for the teacher-class meeting are appended. (NQA)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Resident Camp Programs, Staff Role, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah Outdoor Education, Portland, OR.