Being and Learning outdoors viewed through the Core Competencies!

The workshop focuses on being outdoors as a learning option. Through the use of a rubric matching the kindergarten to grade 9 Physical and Health Education curriculum (main content areas relating to learning outdoors) to Core Competencies the choice to be outdoors can more readily be made. Planning and assessment while outdoors are made easier. Through relevant stories, examples, the use of another digital platform, and a K-9 competencies rubric, let’s work on how to teach being outdoors, being in connection with land/water, and being attentive to our own learning. The workshop will connect to the First Peoples Principles of Learning. Participants will leave with a K-9 Core Competencies rubric, an activity “ready for Monday” and having had fabulous collegial chats. The rubric will hopefully be useful as a means to plan and assess being outdoors, and generate students’ self-assessments.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session is full.


  • SD#5; UVic Teacher Education Program
    Sylvie de Grandpre

    Sylvie has been an energetic educator for 30 years. She has taught in French Immersion and English programs, K-9. She is currently working with the UVic East Kootenay Teaching Education Program, and also does mentoring work with UVic. Throughout her career she has facilitated numerous workshops relating to her many passions (art-infused curriculum, group processes, project-based learning, teaching French, assessment, environmental/outdoor education) and continuously hopes her contributions are useful. Sylvie earned a Medal of Merit for her Master's work about teacher-student relationships, and was nominated for a Prime Minster Award. She is a PhD candidate whose doctoral work is connected to how Indigenous Knowledge, Land, and more-than-humans, inform educators’ personal and professional selves, and contribute to embedding the First Peoples Principles of Learning into practice.

  • Glen Thielmann