David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,885 pages and 16,641,568 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting.
What is The Council of Outdoor Educators?
The Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that promotes safe and high quality outdoor education experiences for people of all ages. It also acts as a professional body for outdoor educators in the province of Ontario. These aims are achieved through publishing Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education as well as an electronic newsletter, running an annual conference and regional workshops, maintaining this web site, and working with kindred organizations as well as government agencies
- To establish and maintain professional practices in the field of outdoor education.
- To promote qualified leadership in outdoor education.
- To provide opportunities for professional growth.
- To promote the multiple values of outdoor education, both within and beyond our profession.
- To promote an active environmental ethic as a core value of education.
- Deepening Environmental Education in Pre-Service Education Resource-2014
This guide is a way to capture and share the extensive expertise of the roundtable participants in formulating a new vision for pre-service environmental education in the province. This vision includes an articulation of a set of core competencies for all teacher candidates in Ontario, as well as a comprehensive set of strategies, practices and recommended resources to make this vision a reality. Published in 2014 by OISE, Natural Curiosity and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Workshops Presented at COEO Conferences by David Spencer
The following are titles of workshops presented at COEO: Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario Conferences by David Spencer.
- "Songs that Change the World"
Music connects people of all ages, languages and cultural backgrounds. David and COEO volunteers are assembling a cell phone friendly songbook to be used for singsongs at summer camps, outdoor ed centres, classrooms and around the campfire. Join us to listen, read lyrics, play and select songs that build community, respect and understanding of cultures and our natural environment. We’ll strive to protect copyright and include sheet music, notes, chords, lyrics and links to Youtube videos. Please bring your voice, guitar and/or favourite musical instrument.