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If you are interested in scheduling an interactive online workshop for your team, please complete and submit the form below. Workshop options are listed after the form.

 

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Interactive Online Workshop Options:

Addressing Challenging Behaviors Through Natural Outdoor Classrooms (2 hours)
In this Live Online session, we’ll explore the powerful ways nature-rich experiences benefit children with challenging behaviors and the people who work with them. Through stories, photos, research and hands-on activities, we’ll examine specific features of well-designed natural outdoor classrooms that support self-regulation, physical and mental well-being, and resilience. Hear how and why educators in natural outdoor classrooms can focus less on ‘managing behavior’ and more on observing, supporting and connecting with children as they become more calm and focused through connections with the wonders of the natural world.
Arts and Nature (3 hours)
Discover engaging art experiences inspired by nature that help children make deeper connections with the world around them. Experience the Look Move-Build-Sketch planning tool that encourages multifaceted arts exploration.
Choosing Effective Indoor and Outdoor Materials (3 hours)
Discover strategies for effectively using a variety of motivating yet inexpensive indoor and outdoor materials, including materials from nature.
Developing Observation Skills (3 hours)
Discover new methods to observe, record and assess children’s learning with nature. Explore ways to effectively “listen” to children’s visual-spatial language, support behavioral challenges and document work in outdoor classrooms.
Enhancing Whole-Child Development through Natural Outdoor Classrooms (2 hours)
This Live Online session will help participants discover new “eyes” to see the valuable and unique whole-child learning that occurs in natural outdoor classrooms. We will explore tools educators can use to identify, assess and support the wide variety of skills children are developing as they interact with nature and natural materials. Join us as we learn strategies for making learning visible for children, staff, families and the professional community.
Heart-Centered Self-Care Inspired by Nature (2 hours)
This Live Online session will help participants create a balanced and inspired work environment with a people-centered approach focused on life-long learning, celebration, reflection and nature-rich living.
Heart-Centered Teaching (3 hours)
Heart-Centered Teaching begins with an appreciation for the wonders of the world, the people around us and ourselves. It honors individual gifts and helps children learn authentically. Discover a set of “tools” for cultivating a more joyful approach to teaching.
Importance of Visual-Spatial Learning (3 hours)
Explore tools for providing more authentic learning opportunities for children in both built and natural environments. Gain a deeper understanding of why visual-spatial learning is important for all children.
Keeping it Growing: Maintaining and Sustaining Your Outdoor Classroom (2 hours)
This Live Online session will provide specific ideas and strategies to keep your outdoor classroom growing, both physically and metaphorically. Learn what the latest research says about how to make your outdoor classroom an integral, thriving program component. Join us as we plan for healing, learning and joy in your outdoor space.
Learning With Nature (3 hours)
Explore some of the common barriers that keep children from creating positive connections with the natural world, and discover ways families and educators can counteract them.
Moving to Learn (3 hours)
Discover effective techniques for providing indoor and outdoor movement activities that help children develop body control, gain knowledge about the world and enjoy an outlet for emotional expression.
Practical Tips: Caring for Your Outdoor Classroom, Your Children and You (2 hours)
Learn practical strategies to use and maintain thriving natural outdoor classrooms. We’ll address the most frequently asked questions around caring for outdoor learning spaces, involving children in real work, and promoting a healing sense of wonder in our children and ourselves – even during a pandemic.
Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Nature-rich Outdoor Environments (2 hours)
This Live Online session will focus on supporting high-quality learning experiences for infants and toddlers by incorporating nature into their environments and daily routines. We will analyze possible natural materials for this age group and discuss video clips of infants and toddlers in action in nature. Join us as we expand ways to foster the excitement and love of nature for our youngest children by supporting them through developmentally appropriate nature-rich experiences.
Using Your Outdoor Classroom (3 hours)
Experience innovative techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of children’s daily learning.
We Dig Dirt (3 hours)
Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Outdoor Classrooms
Explore innovative ways to facilitate meaningful infant and toddler learning experiences in well-designed outdoor spaces.
Wonder-Filled Beginnings (3 hours)
Gain engaging strategies for documenting infant and toddler learning, and tips on choosing natural materials that meet the unique needs of infants and toddlers.

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