Workshop Details
Workshop ID 956
Title 700.130 Outdoor Learning with Megan Zeni (Mar 1, Apr 21, May 5)
Year 2020/2021
Subject Area Literacy
Audience Group Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC);Community School Team members;Elementary Teachers;Indigenous Support Workers;Elementary Support Workers;French Immersion Support Workers;French Immersion Teachers;Teacher Librarians;Indigenous Teachers;Student Support Workers;Elementary Resource Teachers
Open to external participants? Yes
A three part series
With Megan Zeni

Session One: Holding Space for an Emergent Curriculum with Playful Inquiry Outdoors
This session will challenge your assumptions of where learning happens in our schools! Leave with inspirational ideas for transforming your short and long range planning to meet the needs of diverse learners outside your classroom walls. 

Session Two: Building Communication and Literacy Skills Outdoors
School gardens and outdoor classrooms are magical spaces for inclusive and creative story telling! Leave with hands-on ideas for strategies that develop vocabulary, non-fiction writing skills, and a broad range of literacy skills that motivate and engage diverse learners. 

Session Three: Thinking About Math and Science Outdoors
Math and Science are everywhere! Participants will be introduced to hands-on, interactive, and joyful ways of naturally engaging children in scientific and mathematical thinking outdoors. Leave with specific strategies for engaging students in cross-curricular inquiries that can be found in your school-yard, garden, and community.

Bio for Megan:
Megan Zeni is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at UBC. Her research interests include elementary school teachers' experiences, attitudes, and opinions of unstructured outdoor play and learning. Megan has been a classroom teacher for more than 20 years, and currently teaches entirely outdoors in a garden classroom. 

VSB Outdoor Learning Series: 
March 1, April 21 & May 5, 2021
3:15- 4:45pm
Series hosted on Teams (Link will be sent on February 26th)
Fee includes two resource books - titles will be shared at the first session.
Contact Information Gina Wong
Christine Fyfe
Registration Deadline
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Fee Required Yes
VSB Employee Fee $50.00
Non-VSB Employee Fee $50.00


Workshop Number: 1
700.130 Outdoor Learning with Megan Zeni (Mar 1, Apr 21, May 5)

Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Time: 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Max Enroll/Seats Left: 116/14
EOC Provided: No

Location: Teams TBA