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Education spotlight: Bainbridge students get hands-on lesson in stream health - Kitsap Sun

Education spotlight: Bainbridge students get hands-on lesson in stream health - Kitsap Sun | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Education spotlight: Bainbridge students get hands-on lesson in stream health Kitsap Sun The multiweek curriculum is being developed in partnership with outdoor education center IslandWood and funded by grants from 3M, Bainbridge Schools Foundation...
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How A School Gets Students Excited To Learn Outside The Classroom

How A School Gets Students Excited To Learn Outside The Classroom | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it

by AP, added by Katie Lepi, edudemic

 

It’s important to get students excited to learn outside the classroom. From AP to at-risk youth, a hands-on approach levels the playing field.


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Outdoor Education Good for Kids and the Planet

Outdoor Education Good for Kids and the Planet | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
RT @EarthShare: Outdoor Education Good for Kids and the Planet http://t.co/fCeVWrsI3Z #playoutdoors #edtech
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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:32 PM

PS164 in Brooklyn New York took the time to include the children in planning their green yard. What a great opportunity to learn subject matter content while creating a tangible, long lasting creation.

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Outdoor Play; It is a Vital Importance in the Early Years

Outdoor play; alterum is la alive reputation fellow feeling the overdue years: .mMY http://t.co/hZuqgeITgl
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A Safe Space for Gross Motor Play | Outdoor-Baby-Swings

This video provides ideas for programs using, designing, or maintaining environments for children's large muscle play. The video (A Safe Space for Gross Motor Play - This video provides ideas for...
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STEM Education Must Start in Early Childhood

Fostering STEM skills in young children is the best way to ensure that the United States remains competitive in a global economy, writes JD Chesloff. (RT @NCTM: Article from @educationweek: 'STEM Education Must Start in Early Childhood'.

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Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy

Outdoor Education Helps Minority Students Close Gap in Environmental Literacy | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Programs that took middle school students outdoors to learn helped minority students close a gap in environmental literacy, according to NC State research.

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Terry Doherty's comment, March 24, 2013 5:42 PM
Thanks for the find, Gina!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:43 PM

It's nice to see discussion of literacy with middle school students. So much is focused on elementary that we often forget to keep going. 

Gina Stepp's comment, March 24, 2013 6:40 PM
So true, Terry! We need to stay engaged all the way through~
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Best Practice in Education - Early Childhood and Beyond: Putting Imaginative Play Back Into Childhood

Play comes from a child’s imagination and the simplest of surroundings & objects.

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Early education moves to head of class - Islands' Sounder

Early education moves to head of class - Islands' Sounder | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Early education moves to head of class Islands' Sounder When President Barack Obama made Early Childhood Education a priority earlier this year, you may have heard a collective whoop echo along North Beach Road, artery to four Orcas early learning...
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Is It the Early Childhood Professional's Job to Worry About Fitness?

Is It the Early Childhood Professional's Job to Worry About Fitness? | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
What many early childhood professionals don't realize is that the brain and the body are inseparable, especially for young children.

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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, April 6, 2013 5:37 PM

Do you plan opportunities to move in your program?

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Learning for Life: Outdoor Play Party - Why?

Learning for Life: Outdoor Play Party - Why? | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Championing the benefits of outdoor play. http://t.co/bUjptaK4mV #CountryKids.
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Play Builders and Bulldozers | Education.com

Play Builders and Bulldozers | Education.com | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Help your child stay physically and mentally active with this group aerobic fitness game that's good for the heart and mind alike. (RT @Education_com: Happy Weekend! Get outside with these 5 outdoor activities to do in under 5 minutes.
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Now that's learning!

Now that's learning! | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Putting Imaginative Play Back Into Childhood | Best Practice in Education - Early Childhood and Beyond (RT @braininsights: Putting Imaginative Play Back Into Childhood | Best Practice in Education - Early Childhood and Beyo
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Full Day Kindergarten Mandates & Curricular Changes: Will We Create Thinkers or Test Takers?

Full Day Kindergarten Mandates & Curricular Changes: Will We Create Thinkers or Test Takers? | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Who is guarding the children's development of intellect?

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Dr. Toy Talks About: Outdoor Play - Huffington Post (blog)

Dr. Toy Talks About: Outdoor Play - Huffington Post (blog) | Outdoor Play and Education | Scoop.it
Dr. Toy Talks About: Outdoor Play
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Every day, weather permitting, children benefit from playing outside. Their fun outside involves a wide variety of play.
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