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The Octonauts: Create Your Own Adventure!
This small-group class adapts the storytelling framework of The Octonauts to the imaginative ideas of young learners as we write our very own adventure together!
There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
learners per class
45 minute class
This design-our-own Octonauts adventure class will allow learners to share what they know about marine science and problem solving by helping each other “write” a story with familiar characters and plot expectations. Dr. Tory acts as a facilitator of learner ideas and scribe of learners’ storytelling, so that we can read our final “book” together at the end of class. Dr. Tory will share the resulting story on the Outschool class website so that families can keep a copy of their group...
Dr. Tory is a STEM educator, lesson-developer, and professional developer. She earned her PhD studying biology and behavior of fish. Dr. Tory has two young sons and loves to watch & read the Octonauts as much as they do!
It can be fun for learners to draw and upload a “scene” for our Octonauts story either before, during, or after class. Parent technical assistance appreciated!
While this is not a "how-to-draw" class, learners are welcome to draw/doodle/write during class and then upload their creations to share with classmates. They can bring their favorite drawing utensils and paper to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
While listed as a 40-minute class, actual timing of each class may vary between 35-45 minutes depending on multiple factors including: class size, learner age, learner needs and interests. My primary goal is to engage all learners; since children aged 3-6 differ in their development, I vary my engagement strategies to meet the different needs of my learners, and sometimes this calls for a little extra time. Thank you in advance for your flexibility. Also, once the live session is over, I spend additional time editing and adding learners’ (optional) illustrations to their Octonauts story, then posting the PDF to the class website.
We will occasionally access reputable, child-appropriate STEM website (i.e. National Geographic, The Smithsonian Institute, etc.) to research animals, habitats, and technologies of interest to the learners and their stories.
Meet the teacher
My name is Tory Williams and I enjoy teaching a variety of STEM topics, especially related to animal behavior and engineering. As someone with invisible disabilities, I also love to teach on topics related to disabilities, mental health, and...