Title

Developing an Online Learning Object Repository for Outdoor School

Date

5-26-2016 5:00 PM

End Time

26-5-2016 5:15 PM

Location

ED 204 / 205

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Zig Derochowski

Session Chair

Alicia Wenzel

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hayes

Session Title

Teacher Education Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Bucy and Gregory Zobel

Abstract

Outdoor education can be a valuable learning experience, and researchers have found that it can provide a number of benefits beyond just adding variety to student activities. Northwest Regional Educational School District’s (NWRESD) Outdoor School program (ODS) provides the opportunity for schools in the district to send their 5th or 6th graders to a multi-day science camp where they study natural sciences in a natural environment. Although this program has been around for over 50 years and has created a wide range of educational materials, instructors and staff working for this program may still have difficulty finding and accessing the teaching materials they need to best perform their jobs. Perhaps the biggest barrier facing staff in this program is the lack of a well organized and maintained database of materials. To address this need, this project seeks to build an online repository to provide greater organization and access to the resources that instructors and staff need. This repository will house not only their existing resources but also provide a place to archive materials developed in the future.

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May 26th, 5:00 PM May 26th, 5:15 PM

Developing an Online Learning Object Repository for Outdoor School

ED 204 / 205

Outdoor education can be a valuable learning experience, and researchers have found that it can provide a number of benefits beyond just adding variety to student activities. Northwest Regional Educational School District’s (NWRESD) Outdoor School program (ODS) provides the opportunity for schools in the district to send their 5th or 6th graders to a multi-day science camp where they study natural sciences in a natural environment. Although this program has been around for over 50 years and has created a wide range of educational materials, instructors and staff working for this program may still have difficulty finding and accessing the teaching materials they need to best perform their jobs. Perhaps the biggest barrier facing staff in this program is the lack of a well organized and maintained database of materials. To address this need, this project seeks to build an online repository to provide greater organization and access to the resources that instructors and staff need. This repository will house not only their existing resources but also provide a place to archive materials developed in the future.