The Educators' Initiative is an innovative program that focuses on professional development for classroom teachers through the lens of experiential education. Teachers are immersed in a collaborative environment where firsthand experiences, hands-on learning, and individual and group reflection foster professional growth and personal transformation. Educators will focus on how to incorporate experiential education into their classrooms while receiving the support of a network of colleagues to assist them in their curriculum development and delivery.
Weeklong wilderness expedition in the North Carolina mountains, including backpacking, rock climbing, ropes course, and experiential education workshops
One weekend retreat where participants reconvene with NCOBS staff and other experts in the field of experiential education
Readings on current educational topics that spark reflection, discussion, and innovation
Hours towards Continuing Education Credits that will be documented for wilderness course workshops and weekend retreats. It is the responsibility of each participant to submit the required paperwork to their local or state district
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