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Thursday, February 18 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Literacy and Well-being in Your Schoolyard: Fun with Words in the Outdoors

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Whether your schoolyard resembles a nature paradise or a concrete jungle, it can be an endless source of inspiration and wonder for your students. In this engaging session, we’ll show you how outdoor learning can boost your students’ literacy skills by helping them make meaning of words and unleashing their creative minds as they explore and express what they see, hear, touch, smell, and feel. We’ll also explore how Indigenous perspectives and outdoor learning can promote your students’ well-being by fostering a sense of place and helping them feel connected to themselves, their classmates, and Mother Earth. In these uncertain times, Chief Joe Pierre of the Ktunaxa Nation reminds us, “Everyone’s heart is aching for human contact. Find that contact with our nature family. Children don’t need to social distance from trees, bushes, grass and dirt. They can hug trees and shake hands with the dirt, with nature”. Weather and venue permitting, we will strive to hold this session outside so please dress appropriately.
*THIS SESSION GOT PARTIALLY RECORDED DUE TO BREAKOUT ROOMS*

Speakers
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Kathy Worobec

Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. She brings her more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy provides strategic guidance for programs and operations and plays a... Read More →


Thursday February 18, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm MST
CATCA Virtual Room 059