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Teambuilding and Group Facilitation

  • Group Teambuilding Games and Initiatives- A huge list of common portable elements, teambuilding activities, ice breakers and more. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the PDF version).
  • Instructor Bag of Tricks- A resource for COE instructors to use during classes. Includes icebreaker activities, fun games, name games, and opening/closing activities for small groups. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the PDF version).
  • The Experiential Learning Cycle- How does experiential learning happen in a PE class and how can you plan your class to support student growth?
  • Stages of team development- If you're working with a group of people, your team is going to go through different stages as they get to know each other and work towards challenges. Learn more about what that looks like and how to support the team that you're cultivating!
  • Facilitation techniques- Learn to facilitate an amazing and powerful experience for your students. 
  • Activities for great facilitation- These are a few excellent tools you can use in PE classes or ropes course programs to facilitate a meaningful experience. 
  • GRABBS Modality- Understand how to be intentional with the activities that you choose and the challenges that you give your group. 
  • How to give feedback- When working with co-instructors, feedback is essential to growth and development. Learn more here!
  • Debriefing- How to design a debriefing session after a program or PE course

PE Course Folder Documents

Biking Class Resources

Caving Class Resources

Land Class Resources

Paddling Class Resources

Rock & Ice Climbing Class Resources

Skiing & Snow Sports Class Resources

Trail Running Class Resources

Tree Climbing Class Resources

Wilderness Medicine Class Resources

COE Instructor's Bag of Tricks (click to download PDF) (1.24 MB) CTLC Group Teambuilding Games and Initiatives (click to download PDF) (1.25 MB) COE Medical Form- Fillable PDF (385.96 KB) COE Waiver- Generic Participant Waiver (181.52 KB) Paddling Waiver (195.59 KB) CTLC Waiver (124.59 KB) Outdoor Climbing and Caving Waiver (453.18 KB)