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Beyond Our Classroom is a network of 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 are interested professional learning experiences that help us better understand:

  • Aboriginal education and issues
  • arts education
  • alternative energy: geothermal, solar, wind
  • brain development and critical thinking
  • career education
  • civics, government education
  • drama, dance and theatre education
  • EV electric vehicles
  • environmental education and issues
  • geography education
  • history education
  • law, forensics and policing
  • music education
  • outdoor education
  • outdoor recreation
  • science education
  • technology and 21st century learning
  • values education


Beyond Our Classroom 
seeks out and plans educational professional learning experiences, field trips, seminars 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.

Learn how we chose our name.

View our list of events.

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  • Creating a Culture of Thinking Workshop at Havergal College August 8, 2016 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 2H9, Canada Presenter: Mark Church Location: Havergal College Upper School, 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Canada Cost: $250 Workshop fees (in Canadian funds) include materials, lunch and snacks Are you ready to help your students move beyond the standard classroom thinking routines toward a culture of thinking? This workshop is designed to help educators foster new thinking routines…
  • ROMwalk: Arts and Entertainment District August 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Date & Time Wednesday August 10 at 6 pm Location Starting Point: Southwest corner of Queen and University. Look for the purple ROMwalks umbrella TTC Access: Osgoode station on Line 1 Downloads 2016 Brochure (PDF) Contact 416.586..8097 – Monday to Saturday, between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm More info https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/romwalk-arts-and-entertainment-aug-1016
  • Positive Mathematical Mindsets Workshop at Havergal College August 16, 2016 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 2H9, Canada Presenters: Andy Lucacescu and Britney Coleman, with Kathryn Kubota-Zarivnij Location: Havergal College Upper School, 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Canada Cost: $250 Workshop fees (in Canadian funds) include materials, lunch and snacks It is not uncommon for students to feel frustrated when trying to solve mathematical equations and take the attitude that they cannot succeed. However,…
  • ROMwalk: Yorkville August 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ROMwalk: Yorkville Date & Time Wednesday August 17 at 6 pmn Location Starting Point: Yorkville Library on Yorkville Avenue (next to the Firehall). Look for the purple ROMwalks umbrella TTC Access: Bloor / Yonge Station on Line 1 or Line 2 Contact 416.586..8097 – Monday to Saturday, between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/romwalk-yorkville-aug-1716
  • Structured Conversations to Access Engagement & Build Capacity Workshop Day 1 August 22, 2016 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 2H9, Canada Monday, August 22 to Tuesday, August 23 & Wednesday, November 2 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | This is a three-day workshop Presenter: Kate Sharpe Location: Havergal College Upper School, 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, Canada Cost: $600 Workshop fees (in Canadian funds) include materials, lunch and snacks Educators today take on various roles in the…
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