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A Guide to Great Field Trips

Author: Kathleen Carroll
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
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The world is filled with educational possibilities — use it!This valuable resource explores every aspect of field trips, including their foundation in caring and curiosity, how leaders can establish and achieve sound learning goals, and how to avoid the headaches that too often accompany dozens of children and chaperones unleashed in a new environment. Properly organized, a field trip can provide students with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carroll, Kathleen
A Guide to Great Field Trips
New York : Skyhorse Publishing,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Carroll
ISBN: 9781629149721 1629149721
OCLC Number: 893332407
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
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Description: 1 online resource (479 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1 Why Take Field Trips?; A Rationale for Chapter 2: The World as the Classroom: Where to Go and What to Do; Connect Children to Life; Broaden Perspectives; Develop Lifelong Interests; Expose Children to Career Options; A Rationale for Chapter 3: Caring and Curiosity: The Foundations of Field Trips; Develop Citizenship; Encourage Environmental Stewardship; Build Community in the Class; Bring Caring into the Curriculum; Inspire Students to Wonder and Question: Motivate Students to Think, Problem Solve, and Reflect A Rationale for Chapter 4: Field Trips Are for Learning!Recognize That Alignment Is Crucial; Help Students Achieve the Standards; Assess Learning; Plan Activities in Line with the Goals; Help Diverse Learners Succeed; Reflect Elements of Meaningful Learning; A Rationale for Chapter 5: Handling Logistics: A Field Trip Essential; Learn to Use Data for Decision Making; Learn About Finance; Dot the i's and Cross the t's; Become Partners in Safety; Develop Evaluation Skills; Checklist: Why Take Field Trips?; 2 The World as the Classroom: Where to Go and What to Do; Field Trips in Your Community Faraway TripsField Trips in the Neighborhood; Field Trips on Your School Grounds; Field Trips in Your School Building; Field Trips in the Classroom: Bring the World to You!; Web-Based Virtual Field Trips; Field Trips Through the Imagination; Checklist: The World as the Classroom; 3 Caring and Curiosity: The Foundations of Field Trips; Cultivate Caring; Developing Student Responsibility Through Service; Stewards of the Earth; Ground Rules for Good Behavior on a Field Trip; Caring About Each Other; Learning New Behaviors for Field Trips; Expressing Thanks; Bring Caring into the Curriculum Spark Their Curiosity!Spark Curiosity Through Exploration; The K-W-H-L-N Chart for Responsible Learning; Essential Questions; Taxonomy for Discovery; Discrepant Events; Weird Facts; Questioning Skills; Expanding Curiosity; Expanding Perspectives; Connect with Current Events; Problem-Based Learning (PBL); Discover Learning's Essence Through Dance; Reflecting; Checklist: Caring and Curiosity; 4 Field Trips Are for Learning!; The Domain Matrix-for Alignment and Validity; Question 1: "What do the students need to learn?"; Question 2: "How will we and they know they learned it?" Question 3: "How will the students learn it?"Appeal to Multiple Intelligences; Breathe Life into Learning Through the Arts; Develop Skills for Field Trips; Learning Through Caring and Curiosity; Travel-Time Learning; Make Your Own Museum; Integrate Technology with Field Trips; The Extended Domain Matrix: Step-by-Step; Checklist: Field Trips Are for Learning!; 5 Handling Logistics: A Field Trip Essential; Choosing the Right Field Trip; Collect Data; Field Trip Criteria; Decision-Making Tools; Paying for the Field Trip; Grants; Fund-Raising Projects; Permissions; Special Needs

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The world is filled with educational possibilities — use it!This valuable resource explores every aspect of field trips, including their foundation in caring and curiosity, how leaders can establish and achieve sound learning goals, and how to avoid the headaches that too often accompany dozens of children and chaperones unleashed in a new environment. Properly organized, a field trip can provide students with opportunities to develop lifelong learning skills, increase personal responsibility, work cooperatively with others, and expand their worldviews.And field trips need not be full-day affa.

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