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Teachers of the Year

Thank you 2022 Out Teach teachers of the year!   Every year during  Teacher Appreciation Week, Out Teach celebrates teachers from across the country! In each of our regions, we name one special teacher in our program to be our “Teacher of the Year.” ...

Out Teach Mid-Atlantic Teacher of the Year

Inspiring curiosity For Ms. Melissa Robinson, a 5th grade Math teacher at Whittier Elementary in Washington, DC, it’s only natural (pun intended) to engage students in learning outside, especially in Math.  Because outdoor lessons provide the perfect stage for...

Out Teach North Carolina Teacher of the Year

Driving a passion for exploration At Paw Creek Elementary in North Carolina’s Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, 2nd grade teacher Ms. Kiauna Ferguson uses outdoor learning to help her students shine. Though she’s a fairly new teacher in a very new building, Ms....

Out Teach Southeast Teacher of the Year

Embracing a sense of wonder In Atlanta, Kindezi at Gideons is lucky to have Mr. Ryan Lisbon teaching Math/Science for 2nd grade. Mr. Lisbon loves using outdoor phenomena to create 3-dimensional science lessons that help students build their crosscutting concept skills...

Out Teach Texas Teacher of the Year

Creating inquisitive life-long learners In Fort Worth, 5th Grade Science Teacher Mr. Michael Stephens puts extra effort into building positive relationships and mutual respect with his Tanglewood Elementary students.  Not only does this build an effective...

Shital Shah — Teaching and Learning Outdoors

The Department of ED is excited to join this webinar, along with all of the educators and schools and community based organizations so excited to have you all here to learn and share, about the importance of outdoor learning, and share sort of your expertise on how...

Out Teach, formerly REAL School Gardens, provides professional development for elementary school teachers. Out Teach prepares them to use school gardens, outdoor classrooms, and green schoolyards to improve instruction through three-dimensional project-based learning, and outdoor experiential inquiry-based education. Professional learning with Out Teach improves hands-on science and STEM education through instructional coaching and digital education resources and improves 21st Century skills.