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Problem-based learning (PBL) is integrated at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC, at every grade level—pre-K through eighth grade. Students are presented with a real-world problem, undertake a series of investigations, and create a product that they present to an authentic audience as part of the Expeditionary Learning (EL) Education framework. PBL enables the school to reach all learners. “There are multiple entry points,” explains Julia Tomasko, a fourth-grade teacher. “It’s easy… Read More

Thomas and his helpers built three distinctive and unique outdoor learning environments for the students and staff of Celebrate the Children, located in Denville, N.J. The first phase of the project included building benches made out of tree stumps with wood bench tops. The next phase of the project included building foldable and movable benches, which allows the students to learn in different locations and different arrangements. The final phase of the… Read More

Join Outdoors University’s educational initiative. Be a follower, collaborator, or editor. Share your outdoors educational experiences, photos, and videos. Outdoors University is a volunteers’ driven collaborative learning model. No courses, no tuition, no exams, no salaries. We just share online resources that can be used in courses, seminars, presentations, or just dialogs, discussions, or engagement. Discover innovative knowledge.  The University is Outdoors. Share our Blog: www.outdoorsuniversity.com Email us: info@outdoorsuniversity.com Like our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/outdoorsuniversity Follow our… Read More

Watch the outdoors in #PuertoRico after #HurricaneMaria #DisasterRecovery lessons. #Connected to learn about it. Disconnected by Disaster—Photos From a Battered Puerto Rico | Alan Taylor | The Atlantic #CrossSharing

St. Johns River flows under many bridges before reaching the sea. Jacksonville is a River City where rivers and bridges connect our citizens. Outdoors University is an informal and social academia with the mission of connecting outdoors learning adventures with people. We will share the places, events, and opportunities to learn outdoors. Be part of our outdoors learning adventures and share your lessons here. Contributors are always welcome and this site is always… Read More