Outdoor Classroom Supports Success at Gowan Science Academy with Principal Haines and Mrs. Osbourne

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Outdoor Classroom Supports Success at Gowan Science Academy with Principal Haines and Mrs. Osbourne

In this episode we are talking with Mrs. Jamie Haines, Principal of Gowan Science Academy,  and Mrs. Osbourne, the Reading Specialist. Gowan Academy provides a challenging inquiry-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum to maximize individual potential and ensure students thrive in a global community. Gowan Science Academy is another recipient of the A for Arizona Expansion and Innovation Fund Grant. The financial support they received from this grant has allowed them to add an outdoor learning classroom/hub to provide students with opportunities to be creative and learn outdoors. What better time to incorporate an opportunity for fresh air than during a global pandemic?! Listen to this episode to learn more about this outdoor learning hub and all of its benefits!

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Research supporting outdoor learning
  • Outdoor classroom/learning hub engaging students, increasing attendance, and decreasing behavioral issues 
  • A for Arizona Expansion and Innovation Grant 
  • Authentic engagement vs. compliance

 

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