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Outdoor Learning Symposium

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2023
Outdoor Learning Symposium 

Building support for outdoor and environmental education in K-12 Kentucky classrooms

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Save the Date!

Thursday, June 1st, 2023

North Calloway Elementary School
Murray, Kentucky

Registration opens for K-12 teachers and administrators on March 31st, 2023!

Who Should Attend

The Outdoor Learning Symposium (OLS) is designed for K-12 administrators and teachers. We encourage administrators and teachers to communicate and plan to attend the event together as a team. Administrator and teacher teams who attend and participate are eligible to apply for a mini-grant of up to $250 for their school or district to help fund outdoor learning projects. Administrators, in this case, are defined as principals, assistant principals, department team leaders, PD directors, leaders at the school district, etc.

What to Expect

At the OLS, you'll find sessions that are tailored to meet the needs of both administrators and teachers. We've developed two strands of sessions: one for administrators and one for classroom teachers. The administrator strand focuses on outdoor learning assessment, funding, research, and the principal's perspective on learning outside of the physical classroom. The teacher strand focuses on practical application, resources, and how to make outdoor learning work in your setting. Teams are eligible to apply for mini-grants up to $250 to support outdoor learning projects at their sites.

Registration & Credits

Registration for K-12 teachers and administrators opens March 31st. Registration for nonformal educators and community partners opens April 28th. Registration closes May 29th. Participants who attend will receive a certificate of completion for 6 hours of professional development. EILA credits will be available for administrators.

Need More Info?

Contact Katherine Bullock

katherine@kaee.org

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