Introductory Educator Outdoor Learning Kit

Introductory Educator Outdoor Learning Kit

$110.00

This introductory kit for educators offers the essentials to support teachers in taking their learning outdoors.

  • Outdoor Sit Pad
  • Recycled & Weatherproof Clipboard
  • Field Journal with Waterproof Paper
  • Teacher Resource – Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Outdoors
  • Teacher Resource – A Walking Curriculum Teacher Resource: Evoking Wonder and Developing a Sense of Place
  • Comes in a Basic Backpack made from recycled pop bottles!

Outdoor Sit Pad

These weather-resistant closed-cell foam sit pads are comfortable and easy to carry. They fit in a student backpack, making it easy for educators to move students into a comfortable learning space outdoors. They stay pliable in cold weather to keep your students comfortable.

"Easy to carry around and access while outside. Kids can carry outdoor learning seats easily with a clipboard." - Teacher, Southeast Kootenay School District 5

Ethical Elements: Options for repurposing sit pad. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: We knew we had to source find a good quality but affordable sit pad if we wanted to open an outdoor learning store. After years of cutting up foam camping pads, we found this one! Way more comfortable than a camping pad, and we've tested this one in all conditions, and have had great feedback.

Recycled & Weatherproof Clipboard

Our clipboards are durable, weatherproof and made from recycled plastic!

This easy to write on surface provides a simple option for turning the outdoors into your classroom. :)

"The plastic clipboards are a game changer for outdoor ed." - Teacher, Southeast Kootenay School District 5

Ethical Elements: Made from recycled plastic. Sourced locally. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: After looking high and low for a recycled clipboard that wasn't too cost prohibitive (if you think this one is expensive, you should have seen the prices of the other ones!) we found one right under our noses. Our friends Jaye & Shelli carry this one at their local office supplies shop! The manufacturer calls them 'indestructible'...and Jaye knows something about strength…he is a Canadian Paralympian for track cycling! Check him out here…

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Field Journal with Waterproof Paper

These journals have all-weather & recyclable writing paper that sheds water and enables you to write with a pencil anywhere, in any weather conditions! A versatile option for any conditions that mother nature throws at you. 50% of the proceeds of this go to Take Me Outside Canada.

The Inside Scoop: We know that writing outside can be a limiting factor for outdoor learning, especially in the rainy season! So we were thrilled when our friends at Take Me Outside got in touch with a solution. We know that this will help many to take their learning outside, despite the varied weather our country offers us!

 

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Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors

This practical resource book offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it, and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. All you need is your coat, a passion for learning– oh, and bring the kids too!

"This is an amazing resource for grades K-5 teachers. The book even includes examples of outdoor monthly calendars of easy things you can add to your schedule starting from the first day of school and a handy chart that helps to cross reference ideas to subject areas. After reading the book (and keeping it within reaching distance), any teacher should feel confident in starting the outdoor learning process for both themselves and their students."

Juliet Robertson is one of the world's leading education consultants who specializes in outdoor learning and play. She works at a national level delivering training, giving keynote speeches, leading and supporting innovative outdoor projects and writing content for websites, documents and case studies. She is passionate about enabling schools, play organizations and early years settings to provide quality outdoor learning and play opportunities for children and young people.

214 pages

The Inside Scoop: Ever since we hosted UK author Juliet Robertson in hosting in-person professional development sessions (photo below) we've been hooked! Juliet is a pro at providing easy to access ideas applicable to a range of ages and types of educators.

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A Walking Curriculum / Apprendre pas à pas

Evoking Wonder and Developing a Sense of Place

A Walking Curriculum provides easy-to-use, child-centred and developmentally appropriate activities that make outdoor learning – regardless of whether you’re surrounded by trees or concrete – memorable, meaningful and fun. Printed with ink that is chlorine-free and the acid-free interior paper is Forest Stewardship Council certified.

"Fabulous resource to get your kids outside for more than just “a walk” but a walk with purpose and relevance! Great read for educators wanting to embrace outdoor education." - School District 47 Principal

Apprendre pas à pas est une ressource innovatrice interdisciplinaire pour les éducateurs du préscolaire, du primaire et du secondaire qui veulent permettre à leurs élèves d’apprendre en dehors des murs de l'école. Les marches éducatives proposées peuvent être réalisées dans n'importe quel contexte et permettent de développer le sentiment d’appartenance des élèves et d’enrichir leur compréhension des matières scolaires. Les 60 activités centrées sur la marche présentées dans cette ressource sont fondées sur les principes de l'éducation écologique imaginative. Elles sont conçues pour toucher les émotions et l’imagination des élèves dans une démarche d’éveil au lieu, à leur communauté naturelle et culturelle, et place leur questionnements au centre des apprentissages.

Gillian Judson, PhD, is Executive Director of the Centre For Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (www.circesfu.ca) at Simon Fraser University. Her research and teaching are primarily concerned with the role of imagination in all learning, with a particular focus on imaginative, Place-based teaching practices.

Dr Gillian Judson enseigne à la faculté déducation de l'Université Simon Fraser en Colombie-Britannique, au Canada, en plus d’être directrice administrative du Centre For Imagination In Research, Culture, And Education (CIRCE) (www.circesfu.ca).

62 pages

The Inside Scoop: Gillian has been such a fantastic & enthusiastic person to work with! She conveys her ideas succinctly with clarity, and we were thrilled to be able to work with her on piloting our first ‘Earthy Chat’s podcast! (see below)

Basic Backpack (made from recycled pop bottles!)

These lightweight & affordable backpacks allow each student to store & transport their outdoor learning equipment & resources.  The size of main pouch is 45cm high x 32.5cm wide x 25cm deep. Straps can be manually adjusted for length. They are suitable for grades 3+ (including teachers!) but can be adjusted to make shorter for younger/smaller students.

Ethical Elements: Made from recycled pop bottles, and sourced for a socially ethical supplier. Read more about our ethical policies & practices.

The Inside Scoop: After looking at dozens of options, this one rose to the surface as one that was affordable, modelled sustainable practices, fit a variety of ages and had a adequate volume. And we were very pleased to work with a company that has very high ethical standards to source this!

 

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Description

This introductory kit for educators offers the essentials to support teachers in taking their learning outdoors.

  • Outdoor Sit Pad
  • Recycled & Weatherproof Clipboard
  • Field Journal with Waterproof Paper
  • Teacher Resource – Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Outdoors
  • Teacher Resource – A Walking Curriculum Teacher Resource: Evoking Wonder and Developing a Sense of Place
  • Comes in a Basic Backpack made from recycled pop bottles!

Additional information

Weight 1.142 kg
Dimensions 30 × 40 × 6 cm

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