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Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Shape tomorrow’s generation of fearless innovators

The Out Teach Professional Learning Community (PLC) brings together educators committed to opening up new possibilities for students through hands-on experiences. With access to the Out Teach PLC, every teacher can find new ways to be that teacher for students—the one who moves from inspiration to action and lights that first spark of understanding that makes the world click into place.

The PLC meets virtually and is open to educators nationwide.

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For teachers, by teachers

Out Teach expert instructional coaches help unlock the power of science and the outdoors to engage every student.

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Dr. Jarri Goodman

Before joining the Out Teach community, Jarri worked as an elementary science teacher in a Title 1 school where he implemented engaging STEM activities, coordinated elementary science fairs, and served as his school co-science chair.

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Wendy Kelly

As an Instructional Coach for Out Teach, Wendy develops and implements professional learning workshops at district and campus level, and creates standards-aligned lessons for our teachers in our Texas partner schools.

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Natalie Dhanoolal Rubio

Before joining Out Teach to open the outdoors for educators across the state, Natalie worked in public education in Texas for sixteen years as a classroom teacher and instructional coach.

Sarah Compher

Sarah Compher

As an Instructional Coach for Out Teach, Sarah collaborates with teachers and helps them create relevant, hands-on learning experiences outdoors.

Jim Luft

Jim Luft

Jim joined Out Teach in August 2021 and is passionate about being a thought partner with teachers – sharing experiences and adding more tools to their toolbelts.

Allie Graybeal

Allie Graybeal

Allie partners directly with educators to provide job-embedded coaching and professional development focused on inquiry-based science rooted in outdoor phenomena

Unlock wonder for every student

Inspire your students in new ways and tap into new ideas that unlock the power of science education. Out Teach coaches collaborate with PLC participants so they are prepared and supported to bring science to life in engaging ways for every student.

Practical, easy to digest tips and techniques as well as customized lesson plans help students of all backgrounds reach their goals.

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Building the future, together

The Out Teach PLC gives teachers the tools and supports they need to shape a student-driven classroom that drives critical 21st century skills.

Work side-by-side with teachers nation-wide to inspire the next fearless generation of changemakers by recasting the natural world into a lab that fosters curiosity, encourages experimentation, and makes the impossible feel achievable.

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