Teaching 3:45:00 
Grades 3, K, K, K, 1
I made adjustments, new laminated clue sheets, printed cone pix, and created new Easygec files for a 2-animal course. That way, with the younger kids, we can focus on the Clear - Start - Course - Finish - Download cycle until it becomes burned in.
Generally, we're using the electronic timing to develop automated feedback fro the kids so we can focus on guiding and increasing the challenges.
We are evolving a sequence of measurable skills, currently something like
* Staying away from other people
* Moving as a group - herd / flock movement
* Animal impressions
* Go to one animal
* Start - Animal - Home
* Clear - Start - Animal - Home
* Clear - Start - Animal - Animal - Home - Download
= Using the timing system to check that you visited the controls in the correct order (while maintaining inter-personal distance)
* 5-animal courses
* Your time - getting faster
* Memorizing your route
* Drawing or matching the checkpoints to a map
* Geometric pattern map: animal-O; draw locations on map; courses
* Flocking with weaving
* Isometric drawing map: animal-O; draw locations on map; courses
* ISSOM map: animal-O; draw locations on map; courses
* Races and games
Along the way there are so many great conversations.
Example: how does the computer know which course I did?
Example: it gave me a happy face even though I beeped an extra control.
Example: I did orienteering yesterday after school!
Example: This is fun!
SI is used at two phases in the progression: at the very beginning, and once you are up to speed.
SI can actually be taught at any point, but it's nice early on to free up the teacher to focus on other things.
We see a lot of kids. I think the number of kids we're seeing this week is 750; most of them get two orienteering lessons a week for 3 weeks.
And we have 6 rounds of that, so 4500 kids total. Very roughly. 6 lessons each.
That's just in the Cambridge Public Schools. We had a smattering of other programs: a private pod; an after-school class; three after-school public events, a family night score-O.
There are various other developments.
I attended the first meeting of an outdoor education / learning task force.
Older kids can skip or combine some of the steps.
There are other activities, too, that would be good to include, that we have in the past. COVID restricts some of them.