Sep 16th 2015

FLOW Education: Facilitating Learning through Outdoor Watershed Education (Coursera)

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This course is designed for classroom teachers (grades 4-8) to learn about watersheds and outdoor education using the Chesapeake Bay watershed as an example. The course introduces engaging technologies for investigating watersheds and helps you plan and effectively implement outdoor experiences.

Watershed education is an excellent way to introduce students to rich, interdisciplinary studies of one of the most important resources located in students’ backyards—water! The goal of the course is to increase your content knowledge on watershed topics and to help you develop outdoor learning experiences for your students.

In this course you will:

- Increase literacy around watershed issues

- Prepare to implement watershed content using engaging and effective instructional strategies in the classroom and on the school grounds

- Share and reflect on your practice in a collaborative online environment

The course is designed for science and social studies teachers in grades 4 through 8. No prior knowledge is required. Teaching experience and access to students in a classroom is recommended.