The first workshop of its kind in San Francisco, Cooking the Common Core is a collaboration between Education Outside and 18 Reasons designed to give classroom teachers and garden coordinators all of the skills and tools they need to offer engaging, standards-based cooking lessons for students in the outdoor classroom.
Whether it is using multiplication tables to scale a recipe for four to feed the entire class, or following the steps of a recipe presented orally, the Common Core Standards in English language arts and mathematics naturally come alive through cooking. During the workshops, teachers will participate in a hands-on cooking class for each recipe, which will include an in-depth explanation of the ingredients, materials, and procedures. Participants will cook and eat together. Lunch is provided.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
These workshops, designed specifically for 4th and 5th grade educators, will provide a fun, creative avenue for participants to learn new techniques to reach students with a variety of learning styles, encourage healthy habits, and gain confidence in the outdoor classroom.
The interdisciplinary lessons being offered link directly to the 4th and 5th grade Common Core standards and will include variations for teachers who wish to expand the activity into multiple class sessions, or use the cooking exercise to meet other academic standards. Past participants who work with other grades report the lessons are easy to adapt.
The workshop fee for each day is $50/educator and includes lunch from Bi-Rite Market. Each participating school also receives an incredible outdoor cooking kit worth over a hundred dollars (Burton stove and fuel, cutting boards, paring knives, vegetable peelers, mixing bowls, and more) for participants to bring back to their school sites.
Priority registration is given to educators within San Francisco Unified School District. If you work within SFUSD, please follow the links below to register. If you do not work within SFUSD and would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us here.
Cooking the Common Core: English Language Arts
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
9am-3:30pm, West Portal Elementary School, San Francisco
Vietnamese Salad Rolls and Chard Tabbouleh Raps
Cooking the Common Core: Mathematics
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
9am-3:30pm, 18 Reasons and Sanchez Elementary School, San Francisco
|Sat Dec 1, 2012 9am – 3:30pm Pacific Time|