In our increasingly digital age, and given the many education-related challenges post-COVID, it is more important than ever to keep students excited about the outdoors. This workshop, offered by Canadian Geographic Education, will provide teachers with easy-to-implement strategies to help students connect with the places and spaces around them through a mix of outdoor exploration techniques and virtual learning opportunities. Emphasis will be placed on Can Geo Education’s free, bilingual resources for K-12 classrooms, Google’s Geo Tools, outdoor learning apps, fieldwork methods, and more. The session will be fun and interactive and will give participants the chance to try out some resources and ask questions along the way. Can Geo Education’s resources are tailored to support lessons in geography, social studies, history and science, and incorporate competencies such as geo-inquiry, human and natural perspectives, and patterns of change.
Justine completed a Bachelor of Education in the junior/intermediate division, with a teachable in Geography from Nipissing University's Concurrent Education program. Justine was previously an occasional teacher with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, and Assistant Director of an outdoor education facility, and recently completed the Google for Education Certification program. She now works at Canadian Geographic Education as a program coordinator, overseeing the creation and dissemination of several national educational programs.