ERIC Number: ED242476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Teachers and Principals Participating in the Montgomery County Public Schools' Outdoor Education Program, 1983-1985.
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.
The 1983-85 outdoor education handbook for teachers and principals in the Montgomery County Public Schools' (Maryland) outdoor education program gives the Superintendent of Schools' message to participants, lists seven objectives, describes potential areas of study (some possible at all centers, some unique to particular centers), describes program management, and includes several appendices. Objectives indicated include cultivating children's awareness, knowlege, appreciation, and concern for the natural environment and the effect of people's actions upon it. Studies listed for all centers are ecology, geology, forest/aquatic/field/meadow community studies, wildlife, weather, map and compass, astronomy, archaeology, and winter activities; individual centers provide opportunities for historical and geographic studies, aquatic studies, hiking, orienteering, and visits to a solar house and an electricity-generating windmill. A section on program management gives 13 suggestions for successful programs; detailed listings of responsibilities of principals, on-site coordinators, teachers, student assistants, and nurses; and procedures for snow days. A suggested plan for scheduling activities, sample daily and weekly schedules, sample K-P procedures, a tick advisory, sample letters to parents, a parent permission form, an illness/injury reporting form, an attendance/charges voucher, a feedback form, a list of equipment for outdoor education, maps of the centers, and a sunset/twilight/sunrise chart are appended. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Experience Programs, Health Services, Maps, Nature Centers, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.