Professional Development

When Teachers Grow, Students Thrive

Out Teach works with districts, schools, and teachers to deliver professional learning programs and build engaging Outdoor Learning Labs to give students access to experiential learning that can change their lives, schools and communities.


Integrated instructional plans align outdoor experiential learning program with each school’s scope and sequence and teacher effectiveness frameworks.


Group sessions shift the school culture to a more student-driven model to boost comprehension, which in turn helps students achieve state, NGSS, and Common Core standards.

Instructional Coaching

Job-embedded coaching ensures educators facilitate experiential learning outdoors, integrating strategies into daily instruction to engage all learning styles.

Online Support

Our online Coaching Center provides standards-aligned lesson plans, training videos, coach feedback, and a community of teachers.

Teachers Who Out Teach, Outperform

By the end of our Professional Learning Program, teachers will be able to:

Increase student engagement through student-driven, exploration-based learning
Increase their effectiveness & job satisfaction using outdoor experiential learning
Challenge students to apply knowledge to solve meaningful real-world problems
Foster important 21st Century skills such as collaboration and problem-solving

Experiential outdoor lessons help students:

— Apply knowledge and skills in innovative and engaging ways
— Be active learners in a setting that supports all learning styles
— Build relevant and meaningful connections to the larger world

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.