No Child Left Inside: Examining Rationale and Methods to Use the Outdoors as a Classroom | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


No Child Left Inside: Examining Rationale and Methods to Use the Outdoors as a Classroom - #SPC17001

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is intended for K-12 educators seeking ways to expand their teaching expertise by applying outdoor education skills and awareness as a means to improve student learning.  Educators will be provided with opportunities to explore and make sense of current research and to become confident in their abilities to utilize the outdoors as they plan lessons within their curricular areas. 

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course: 

1. To examine the causes which have created children who could be described as “Nature Deficit” (NBPTS 1, 3, 4; InTASC 1-3)
2. To investigate how exposure to nature and outdoor education can benefit children and their education (NBPTS 1, 3, 4; InTASC 1-3)
3. To understand basic foundations of environmental education and common pitfalls in its practices (NBPTS 1-5; InTASC 1-8)
4. To explore and apply a variety of outdoor education teaching methods (NBPTS 1-5; InTASC 1-8)


By Brooke Martyn
Reviewed 2 years ago
Paul was very helpful and extremely knowledgable.

By Juile Litchford
Reviewed 2 years ago
Quick responses & grading :)

By James Webster
Reviewed 2 years ago
Great resources and I have now implemented a great addition to my curriculum which was supported through this coursework.

By Meghan Hutchens
Reviewed 2 years ago
Thank you!

By Erin Lewis
Reviewed 7 months ago
The format/presentation of materials is very user friendly. Instructor makes timely comments on assignments and is always available.

By Catherine McKenzie
Reviewed 5 months ago
Great feedback by professor

By Julie Shinn
Reviewed 1 month ago
The instructor did an excellent work to put the assignments together. He let us know to ask if we had questions about any of the assignments. He gave excellent feedback along with each assignment he graded.

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