Wauconda, IL – September 23, 2017

Using Your Outdoor Classroom

9:00AM – 12:00PM

Through fun and engaging hands-on experiences, participants will gain techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of daily preschool and elementary education. Discover how well-designed outdoor spaces facilitate children’s overall development in traditional academic areas, strengthen specific skills, and aid social-emotional growth. Finally, explore a variety of strategies for facilitating and assessing student learning in outdoor classrooms while engaging children with different levels of interests and needs.


Lunch Break 12:00-1:00pm (Please provide your own lunch)


The Arts and Nature

1:00PM – 4:00PM

This workshop will help you discover how to help children express their knowledge and personal interpretation of the world in more meaningful ways. The Look-Move-Build-Sketch planning model is designed to help educators create multifaceted art experiences. This approach encourages children to work in many modes, and reminds both teachers and learners (especially those with sensory integration challenges) of the many ways to experience new ideas. The projects explored during this workshop are inspired by nature, and help children make deeper connections with the natural world.

Registration deadline: September 22, 2017. Limited space available so be sure to register early!