The Field Academy is dedicated to expanding experiential education into school settings. We are offering schools and other educational organizations the following services to help guide their creation and implementation of meaningful and enriching place-based, community-driven curricula.
I. Professional Development Workshops
Our facilitators can provide professional development opportunities to your school or program. These experiential workshops range between 4 and 36 hours of training and can be customized to your program’s goals and interests.
All of our trainings include sessions on:
a) Skills for teaching about the history, ecology, and current issues of the place around us;
b) Practices in identity-building, exploration of privilege, and accountability;
c) A chance to design workshop lesson plans specific to your community or environment.
Workshops can also include sessions on stereotyping and learning across difference, logistical planning for place or travel-based programming, and/or using place-based curricula in a standards-based setting.
II. Individual Coaching on Curriculum Development or Trip-Planning
Our network of facilitators will pair up with individual educators to provide coaching and support as they develop place-based and experiential curricula within their educational context: whether that’s within their school, community, or on a trip. Coaches will provide logistical support, risk management review, brainstorming space and strategic action planning.
III. Long-term Facilitation and Program Design
Our network of facilitators will work with schools or organizations interested in designing and implementing experiential, place-based, and student-driven programs in their schools. We’ll work with you to facilitate a series of design conversations and strategic action planning.
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