Teacher & Adult Education

Landed Learning provides leadership, support, and learning opportunities for teachers and others interested in intergenerational well-being, place-based learning, community development, food literacy and the environment. Our professional development workshops and programs for UBC courses offer hands on learning, program observation, instructional resource development, and professional and academic experience. We offer UBC students across the disciplines opportunities to connect with Landed Learning through practicum experiences, internships, course visits, and directed studies.

Participants engage in themes related to Landed Learning: intergenerational well-being, place-based learning, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), First People’s Principles of Learning, interdisciplinary curriculum, food literacy, inquiry-based learning, community development, environmental and garden-based learning, among others.

Upcoming Workshops

Want to help your students be happier, healthier, and more motivated to learn this year? Curious about starting a school garden but aren’t sure where to start? Have a school garden but looking for support to care for the garden throughout the school year or to integrate the garden throughout the curriculum? Check out the UBC Farm School Garden Series this October!

The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project, will be hosting 3 workshops this October (Saturdays, 10-12) at the beautiful UBC Farm to support teachers at all levels of experience to care for their school gardens and engage students in learning outdoors! Get inspired and build confidence in your skills in school-garden care and teaching in school gardens! Choose one workshop that’s a fit for you, or register for all three as a mini-course. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

School Garden Series #1: Rooted in Place: School Garden Basics

Prepare for the basics of school garden care! Receive a copy of the VSB’s school garden guide, Rooted in Place, and a classroom poster to guide and inspire the school garden year!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

School Garden Series #2:  School Garden Care & Curriculum Integration

Get hands-on in the garden, learn how to keep the garden healthy year round, and bring home activities and materials to engage your students in garden-based learning this fall!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

School Garden Series #3:  Cross-Curricular Learning Through School Gardens

Explore the multiple opportunities for meaningful, hands-on learning in your own schoolyard, and take home ready-to-use ideas and suggestions for cross-curricular garden learning, including a handout with BC specific cross-curricular connections!

Questions? Contact landed.learning@ubc.ca or register online through the links above.

 

Recent Workshops

CROSS POLLINATION: SCHOOL GARDENS CONNECT CURRICULUM AND COLLEAGUES (Feb 19, 2018)
Landed Learning offered workshops for teachers at the UBC Farm in as part of a Professional Development Day co-hosted by Think&EatGreen@School, Farm to School BC, and the Vancouver School Food Network, a group of non-profits, educators and administrators working towards advancing food knowledge in Vancouver schools and beyond. Workshop themes featured hands-on gardening basics (including the new Vancouver School Board beginner gardening workshop, Rooted in Place), cooking and food waste, and integrating gardening and food into the curriculum. Learn more

Previous Workshops

  • Autumn in the Garden: Compost, Seeds, Growing Food and Eating it! 
  • Envisioning Garden-based Learning at Your School Yard Farm 
  • Enhancing Your School Garden
  • Starting Spring Seedlings
  • Seeds, Soil, and Growing Food
  • Learning from the Land
  • Get Growing: Connecting Your Curriculum and School Garden to Create Garden-Based Learning 

We support UBC courses to build Landed Learning experiences into their curriculum. UBC students across the disciplines connect with Landed Learning through:

•Practicum experiences
•Visits to observe or participate in Landed Learning
•Directed Studies

Teacher Candidates from the UBC Faculty of Education meet the requirements of their BEd through participating in a Community Field Experience (CFE) with Landed Learning. CFE participants participate in facilitating Landed Learning programming, develop and lead curriculum for Landed Learning classes, and share their learning through a blog.

MA and PhD students in the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) cohort in the Faculty of Education participate in a practicum in SEL

Preservice Practicum

Teacher Candidates from the UBC Faculty of Education meet the requirements of their BEd through participating in a Community Field Experience (CFE) with Landed Learning. CFE participants participate in facilitating Landed Learning programming, develop and lead curriculum for Landed Learning classes, and share their learning through a blog. Students can sign up for the CFE with Landed Learning here.

Graduate Practicum

Landed Learning hosts MA and PhD student practicum experiences. Programs that have offered a for-credit for a practicum experience with Landed Learning include the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) cohort, the Masters in Museum Education (MMED), and the Place-based Learning course. Please contact us to discuss and plan a potential practicum.

Immerse students in garden-based learning through a visit to the UBC Farm. Experiences at the Farm can be tailored to your class and may include a tour, hands-on gardening, development of curriculum, and discussions of pedagogy.

Some courses that have integrated visits to Landed Learning:

  • EDUC440 Indigenous Education in Canada

  • EDUC 328 Environmental Education

  • EDST 514 Program Planning in Adult Education

  • EDCP585  Comparative Curriculum Studies: Curriculum Issues and Cultural Institutions in Education

  • EPSE 633-Community Based Systems

Landed Learning hosted a directed studies for in-service teachers in the spring of 2018. Directed studies are an opportunity for teachers to gain experience in the management, curriculum, and pedagogy of school gardens.  Read one teacher’s reflection here.