Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers

Fall Colours

TDSB Outdoor Education Staff are working hard to find and create resources to support your teaching outdoors.  We are also available for virtual office hours if you have questions about how to support your student's learning in, for and about the outdoors.

Scroll down to the table and use the search tools on the left to sort resources based on:

  • Resource Use -- Is it primarily for Class use or Professional development;
  • Grade, Subject, Special Focus (such as Climate Change, or Indigenous Ways of Knowing);
  • Resource Type -- Lesson plans, Activities, Maps, Videos, Websites, etc.;
  • Location -- For lesson plans and activities: where can they be done?
  • Duration -- For lesson plans, activities and videos: how long will they take to do or watch?
  • Delivery -- For lesson plans: are they designed for Virtual or In Person learning;
  • Search Bar -- Look for Keywords from resource titles and descriptions.

Note: Many of these resources were developed before the pandemic. Use your professional judgement and Covid guidance documents when you lead activities.


Are You Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count?

Winter birds are all around us!  Why not have your students participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count from February 12 -15, 2021? This could be a great addition to your Needs and Characteristics of Living Things and Growth and Changes in Animals units, or it could be a real world mathematics exercise in charting and graphing.  The best part is that it may be done at school or home by simply looking out the window.

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