We’re here to support our community this year.
NYC Outward Bound Schools has developed and curated a series of resources that can help teachers (across multiple content areas and grades), staff and parents to:
- Facilitate virtual learning and discussion
- Keep students connected and engaged despite distance
- Capture data about student learning
- Process and address grief
- Prioritize the social-emotional needs of students
Best Practices for Virtual Project-Based Learning
Tools for Virtual Project-Based Learning
Virtual Crew Resources
Grief Resources for Schools
Effective Virtual Team Meetings
Checks for Understanding/Formative Assessments
Asynchronous Teaching Tools: Facilitating Students Leading Their Own Learning
Remote Service Learning Resources
At NYC Outward Bound Schools, we connect service learning to the ethos of kindness that is part of the school culture. We design and plan service learning experiences that go beyond charitable volunteer work to include projects that build important academic skills. These experiences help students to see that academic work can be in the service of good for others. Though these projects are remote for the time being, we continue to research service opportunities to ensure that service learning projects provide a real benefit to the community. These resources align with EL Education Core Practice #7: Incorporating Fieldwork, Experts and Service Learning.
All Service Learning Projects
Projects that Support the NYC Outward Bound Schools Community
Projects That Provide Needed Resources or Improvements to the Community
Projects That Take Action or Raise Awareness on Social Justice Issues
Resources recommended by our partners, peers & schools
EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum: a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum, including the K-2 Skills Block, available online as an Open Education Resource. (If you are currently using the curriculum, check out this detailed guidance for virtual learning).
Models of Excellence: the world’s largest digital library of high-quality student projects includes information on how to create projects in and out of the classroom.
EL Education Resource Library: a searchable library of EL Education’s high quality instructional resources on implementing our Core Practices.
Videos about Crew: a subset of the 288 videos available through our website.
Leaders of Their Own Learning: a bestselling education book full of strategies to help students take responsibility for their own learning.