Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Common Core in the Garden - Webinar

Life LabThe Edible Schoolyard Project, the National Farm to School Network, and Life Lab are hosting a free webinar, 'Common Core in the Garden' on February 18th at 4:00pm. The webinar will be presented by Whitney Cohen, Education Director at Life Lab. 

Life Lab provided the following description for the upcoming program:

          Learn to use a garden to bring learning to life! A school garden (however large or small) provides a meaningful context in which students can apply new academic concepts and skills. Whether they are graphing the temperature of their compost pile over time; reading a recipe to make fresh salsa; writing a story from the perspective of an ant; or presenting to a buddy class on the animals that visited their sunflower patch, the opportunities for children to practice traditional academic subjects in the garden are limitless! As students use their newfound math and language skills to measure, calculate, graph, and communicate about things that really matter to them, they deepen their understanding of the subject matter while also rediscovering the joy and fascination that characterizes learning within a meaningful context. This Webinar will include specific ideas for garden-based activities that align with Common Core standards.

To register, visit the edweb.net