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​“Learning to Learn Outdoors” celebration on June 26 at Springwater ParkJune 21, 2017 Category: NewsBack to News Page

Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are strengthening their connection to nature by learning outdoors.

Fourteen teachers and their classes from nine different SCDSB schools, ranging from grades one to ten, have been working to collectively build knowledge by sharing ideas and strategies about outdoor education

“Our teachers have connected all areas of the curriculum, with a focus on math, through outdoor learning,” says Jamila Monahan, Program & Innovation Resource Teacher, Arts Integration K-12, and one of the project leads. “We believe in supporting the highest levels of student success by learning from fellow educators, sharing lessons and creating educational resources that work for our students.”

Staff share experiences through a Google classroom and on Twitter using the hashtag #scdsbOutside.

On June 26, the group will celebrate outdoor learning with their students at Springwater Park in Midhurst. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To learn more about the SCDSB’s Outdoor Learning Pilot Study, visit:

Jamila Monahan, Program & Innovation Resource Teacher - Arts Integration K-12

Deb Shackell, Program & Innovation Resource Teacher - Healthy Active Living, K-12