Polar Husky Boot Camp
What: A FREE 4-day institute on adventure learning and GoNorth! programs
Who: K-12 teachers nationwide, specifically registered GoNorth! (PolarHusky.com) teachers
Earn: 32 Continuing Education Units
The annual “Polar Husky Boot Camp” Fall Institute is a FREE workshop devoted to the unveiling of the current GoNorth! adventure learning program and the successful implementation of the GoNorth! curricular materials and multimedia approaches in today’s K-12 classrooms.
Polar Husky Boot Camp provides the opportunity for teachers from throughout the nation to experience adventure learning, in order to become adventure learning leaders prepared to successfully teach and inspire others.
The goal during this four-day teacher workshop is to introduce the principles and history of adventure learning while providing hands-on learning opportunities to explore the framework of our Online Classroom Expeditions. As we look at how to best integrate these comprehensive curriculum and technology tools in the K-12 classroom, participating teachers create their own “adventure learning experiences,” incorporating the material learned during the workshop. Joined by GoNorth! expedition team members, we evaluate the most recent online classroom experience, while enjoying exciting, first-hand accounts from the trail.
Graduating as Polar Husky Lead Teachers, participants earn a workshop certificate and 32 continuing education units (ceu’s) from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Human Development and Education, University of Minnesota.
1st “Polar Husky Boot Camp” Fall Institute 2004
Workshops were scheduled from 9 AM – 4 PM and 8 – 10 PM daily for three days. Each day was divided into morning, afternoon and evening sessions with three workshop modules to include adventure learning foundation, application and integration strategies. On day four the Boot Camp was wrapped up with a fun teambuilding activity – a high ropes course - and a Polar Husky ceremony, where each of the graduating Polar Husky Lead Teachers received their graduation certificate.
Polar Husky Boot Camp Fall Institute 2004 was made possible through generous support by Best Buy Children Foundation.
Polar Husky Boot Camp Sessions include:
Online Learning Environments
Research & Development