Let’s Grow Math Outdoors: An e-Course
Hello Math Enthusiasts,
Have you heard the phrase “Math is everywhere” over and over but still get caught up in how to teach it outdoors? Are you and your children bored with the “same old”, “same old” way of teaching Math?
It’s so much easier to be inspired and have a plan for introducing Math Outdoors than it is to do the same thing over and over without results and barely getting the creative juices flowing.
Guess what! You are in for a treat! The NEW Let’s Grow Math Outdoors Master Class is open for registration! This Master Class will give you the tools you need to energize the Math program outdoors.
What teachers are saying…
This course has been so refreshing to my teaching! As a first-grade teacher in a public school, I have felt a lot of my creativity stripped away by mandated math and ELA programs that are designed for learning inside of the classroom. This course energized my teaching and brought so much more enjoyment to my students as we learned about topics in math that we may not have touched on until much later in the year. The topics of time, patterns, numbers, measurement, and data were interwoven throughout the curriculum. My students now ask to go outside with our math and ELA topics all of the time, and I love to see their curiosity grow along with mine! I am so glad to have taken a course that brings back play and kinesthetic connections to my teaching and more importantly, to my student’s learning!
Educators, flip your “zone of genius” switch with the LET’S GROW MATH OUTDOORS Master Class.
If you would like to play with Math concepts and have ideas and activities flowing then this Math Outdoors Master Class will take you there without making it a big deal.
Focusing on teaching Math inside the classroom requires more work and action to produce. Let’s take Math Outdoors and learn through PLAY!
WHO: This Master Class is for anyone interested in reconnecting children with Nature using Math. It’s as simple as that. You can be a parent, teacher, administrator, community member or all of the above.
GOALS: This course will:
- enlighten participants to the tricks of taking small and large groups outdoors for Math lessons.
- inspire a variety of techniques and activities for teaching Math Outdoors.
- offer a community of Natural Teachers via a private Facebook page and Zoom calls
- guide participants toward creating their own Math Gardens
BENEFITS: This self-paced Master Class opens participants up to all the possibilities when taking Math Outdoors.
What teachers are saying:
“I have a student who hates math. With these playful activities, I don’t think she realizes she is learning Math.”
“I get stuck teaching Math because no one else wants to do it. This program made learning about Math fun.”
“I never thought of teaching Math concepts outdoors. What a difference!”
WHAT YOU GET:
- 4 Modules released weekly with in-depth videos focused on Math elements
- Access to a Private Facebook group. A great way to connect with other Master Class participants
- Two Virtual Zoom Calls. A favorite feature!
- Hand-picked Nature-Based Math activities to do in The 4 Types of Gardens
- Daily “Garden Note” check-ins
- Additional Books and Resources on outdoor math.
HOW IT WORKS:
The Let’s Grow Math Outdoors Master Class IS OPEN! Once you register, each week you will receive a new Module. There are Four Modules. The course is on a private platform and can be accessed at your leisure. You access the Master Class at MY ACCOUNTS on the homepage of Outdoor-Classrooms. Your access to the private Facebook page enables you to connect with other like-minded educators or parents in the class. This is also a great place to introduce yourself and share with fellow Natural Teachers from across the globe.
If you would like to earn the 15-hour Participation Certificate, you will need to write comments below each page within each Module. This allows me to see your interaction with the material.
This live Master Class has 2 Virtual Workshop Gatherings via Zoom. Each call will be recorded and put up in the classroom.
See you in class!
- Lectures 33
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 30 hours
- Students 60
- Assessments Yes
Module 1: Math Gardens that Feed
Module 2: Math Gardens as Outdoor Learning Stations
Module 3: Math Gardens that Attract Wildlife
Module 4: Math Gardens for Art and Beauty