Do you want to incorporate environmental education in your teaching?
Are you trying to start or continue a garden at your school?
Would you like to deepen your connection to your ʻāina?
The Kū ‘Āina Pā team will provide opportunities, cooperative learning strategies, and will model applications for teachers to learn experientially how to utilize the garden as an outdoor classroom. Learning from Master School Garden Educators and using the Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map, this 4- week online program will address 4 fundamental components of teaching and learning in a school garden: A Sense of Place, Living Soil and Living Plant, Nourishment, and Nature’s Design.
This year, Kū ‘Āina Pā will be offered online via Zoom. Dates and times:
Tuesday, June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 9:00am – 10:30am AND 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 9:00am – 10:30am AND 2:00pm – 3:00pm
One 1-on-1 coaching call, 30 minutes per week.
5.5 hours of synchronous instruction per week.
Earn 3 PDE3 Credits. Each participant who completes the course will receive 32 professional development hours.
Course #: MULT183523, Section#: 299486
Course Title: School Learning Gardens as a Platform for `Āina-Based Education using the Hawai‘i School Garden Curriculum Map as a Guide
FoodCorps Hawaiʻi Program Manager
Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network, HAAS teacher and Garden to Grinds
Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network, Mālaʻai
Koh Ming Wei, PhD
Center for Getting Things Started
Supporting resilience and sustainability education in Hawaiʻi: The Hawaiʻi School Garden Curriculum Map was created by teachers for teachers who may not be gardeners themselves, but intuitively understand the benefits of using outdoor spaces for inquiry- based, place- based, learning. Take a look at this amazing resource here