Beyond Our Classroom is a network of 540 educators who have a passion for finding, planning and running creative professional learning experiences and workshops for educators. We list and promote learning experiences offered by archives, art galleries, clubs, community groups. conservation areas, museums, outdoor centres, provincial parks, school boards, subject associations and teacher affiliates.
For experiences and workshops that Beyond Our Classroom members organize we arrange for speakers and tours led by a professional in specific industries and communities such as art galleries, broadcasting, film making, First Nation communities, legal services, museums, police services, recording arts, recreation, science, technology and tourism. Where possible, sponsors are sought to cover transportation, workshop materials and meals.
We seek out and plan educational field trips and workshops that will:
- a) help educators better understand and deliver curriculum.
- b) help educators better understand industries related to subjects and curriculum they teach.
- c) help educators have new experiences and challenges that will inspire their approach to teaching.
- d) connect educators in Ontario with each other.
- e) be fun and social.
Beyond Our Classroom maintains this public professional learning opportunity calendar listing a variety of conferences, events, seminars, trade shows and workshops produced by various subject associations, educational organizations and groups in Ontario, Canada. Events organized and/or attended by “Beyond Our Classroom” members are listed in the calendar as “BOC”. To post an event and/or request access so that you may add your organization’s educational event, seminar, workshop or webconference please contact David Spencer.
Upcoming Events and Workshops Produced by Beyond Our Classroom.
Beyond Our Classroom Volunteers are Planning the Following:
1. Canoeing Instruction at Professors Lake
2. Cycling Trip along the Niagara River Trail
3.Electric car test drive
4. E-bike test drive
5. Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Tour
6. Photography for Educators Workshop
7. Running for Educators Seminar
8. Science Animation Festival Celebration
9. Social for Single Teachers
10. Swim stroke improvement for Educators Workshop
12. Tour of Camp X
13. Volunteering at Ontario Correctional Institute
Past Events and Workshops Produced by Beyond Our Classroom
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader Training in Brampton, Ontario
- Running for Educators Seminars in Brampton and Mississauga, Ontario
- Social for Beyond Our Classroom Members in Brampton, Ontario
- Tour of Chippewas of Rama First Nation in Rama, Ontario
- Tour of Faculty of Education Tyndale University College & Seminary Toronto, Ontario
- Tour of the Transportation Expo at Evergreen Brickworks Toronto, Ontario
- Tour of The Voice of the Martyrs in Mississauga, Ontario