As we develop resources, engage with educators, and provide support, we try to stay true to the following approaches:
Our Self-Evaluation Tools are foundational to the support we provide for educators. These tools describe features of highly effective outdoor school programs. Many of our professional development resources are aimed at helping programs develop the characteristics described in the tools. We also use the tools to evaluate our own programming as we strive to offer equitable, inclusive, high-quality opportunities for educators.
Do you have educator resources to share with other outdoor school educators? Would you like to request that the OSU Extension Service Outdoor School team develop a certain resource that would support you in your work? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Kristi Backe, our Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator, using the form to the right!