Outward Bound: Denver Urban Center’s First Course

raft.jpgLess than 48 hours after returning from Belize I found myself instructing an Outward Bound course—my first in over a year. Just like Puerto Rico in the Rockies last summer, this course was with Expeditionary Learning (EL) educators. I spent two days with the teachers and staff of AXL Academy, a school born out of a chance encounter on an Outward Bound course 22 years ago—and set to open in a couple of weeks. “EL” is an alternative style of education based on active education methods. Our job was to give AXL’s 20 staff members a “sense of crew” through various team-building initiatives and rock climbing. And … it was the first ever course run out of Outward Bound’s new Denver urban center! Makin’ history … [LINK to Flickr Set]

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