Learning in Nature: The power of single spot observations for children’s wellbeing, observation skills and writing development.

In this course teachers will explore a case study example from a real classroom as they explore how to grow children’s observational skills and writing development using single spot observations. 

Course Objectives:

  • Teachers will receive a standards (CCELA & NGSS) aligned lesson plan to create and modify for their own use to engage children in single spot observations
  • Educators will learn the purpose and importance of single spot observations for supporting Science and English language arts.
  • Educators will explore single spot observations through examination of a case study example and examine/reflect on student work samples.

Course Details:

  • This course is offered for 3.5 STEM clock hours.
  • Participants will meet on November 6, 2021 9:30-11:00am and complete 2 hours of asynchronous work
  • This course is offered at a special $35 rate. Registration is limited to 45 participants. Please join our waitlist if the course becomes full. We will contact you in the event that a seat becomes available or an additional date/time of the course is created. 
  • If you have a large group that you would like to enroll, please contact us about creating an individualized course for your team at ConnectEd@uw.edu.

Meet the Facilitator:

Michelle Salgado is a board certified elementary teacher and holds a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction. She is an advocate for the integration of outdoor learning, particularly during the pandemic when both teachers and students need time for meaningful collaborative activities through experiences with the natural world.