Experiential Education helps students.
Students in classes emphasizing experiential education demonstrated greater gains in higher order thinking skills than the students in classes emphasizing traditional instruction. (JEE, 2006, Volume 29, No. 1, Experiential Education in the Classroom and Academic Outcomes: For Those Who Want It, Bib Ives, Kathryn Obenchain)
Why attend the AEE Conference?
* Opportunity for Professional Development
* Improve classroom results
* Receive continuing education credits
* Network with teachers from around the world
* Pick up curriculum resources
* Learn the latest trends (expeditionary learning, brain-based learning, environmental education, student-centered learning, community building, social justice, classroom management and more)
* Gain skills and get energized
* Diversity and Inclusion in Experiential Education
* Marketing the Experience
* AMIkids Experiential Education Curriculum: A Race to the Top
* 120+ Workshops
* 10 Preconferences
David Sobel, Director for the Center for Place-based Education at Antioch University, veteran educator and advocate, and author of the acclaimed book Childhood and Nature Design Principles for Educators will be speaking on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, United Kingdom, is known for his "Hole in the Wall" experiments in India that have shown that children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest. He will be speaking on Saturday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m.
Doug Hulmes, Professor of Environmental Studies at Prescott College, will be portraying John Muir, one of the earliest advocates of preservation of wilderness in the U.S. on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 9:15 p.m.
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AEE helps educators.
AEE conferences demonstrate how comprehension and retention are increased when academic content is taught experientially. Workshops offer many tools for educators with various needs such as increasing literacy through play, promoting inclusivity and team bulding.
AEE helps decision makers.
AEE provides high-quality and relevant teaching resources and tools that meet curriculum requirements and evidence-based research that shows the effectiveness of experiential education in increasing test scores.
If you haven't ever been to an AEE Conference, then put it on your list of "must do's." The caliber of professionals in the field to network with and as presenters is the highest I've seen anywhere. Three days at an AEE Conference is like a week of personal coaching from the best in the business. - Rick Curtis, Princeton University Outdoor Education Program and outdoored.com
AEE provides many resources.
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What is Experiential Education?
Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand. ~Chinese Proverb
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