Three Part Training for Teachers on Inside & Outside with Nature

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Three-part professional development early childhood educator workshop series on Inside&Outside with Nature, a collaboration with MA Audubon.

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Wednesday evenings Jan 12, 19 and 26, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on ZOOM

We have been living with the pandemic for almost two years now, and that has been very stress-producing for so many. Research informs us that nature-based experiences reduce our stress and enhance health and wellness. This is especially important in addressing childhood (and adult!) anxiety.

With packed schedules and variable access to time outdoors and natural resources, how do you make environmental learning more of a presence in your classroom? In this three-part series, we’ll explore where nature can fit into your daily routines (Hint: everywhere!) and how to incorporate it seamlessly. Whether you are an urban, rural or suburban-based school, these workshops will demonstrate ways to find nature every day and bring it to your students.

The workshops are all held online (on zoom) and are limited to 25 participants to enable an interactive experience. Although we all love to see one another in person, past participants of these collaborations with MA Audubon have shared with us that they had a very satisfying experience online!

Cost: If you attend all three sessions you will get one free! The fee for three sessions is $60 (a cost savings rather than $30 per session if purchased individually).

Questions? All communication is by email only at cpt@concordps.org .

Week One: Wednesday January 12, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Zoom (link will be sent upon paid registration)

“Bringing Nature Inside the Classroom”

Explore all of the many ways that nature can be incorporated into your daily schedule when indoors. From structured circle time lessons, to open-ended explorations and focused activities we’ll learn about different ways you can make nature a daily part of your learning environment.

Week Two: Wednesday January 19, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Zoom (link will be sent upon paid registration)

“Finding Nature Outside the Classroom”

Even programs that spend time outside every day can find it hard to use that time for nature-based learning. Together we’ll discuss how to find the time and space to learn while outside. Through focused activities, open-ended explorations and educational games, the outside can be a rich and engaging classroom.

Week Three: Tuesday January 26, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Zoom (link will be sent upon paid registration)

“No Such Thing as Bad Weather”

When the rain pours down, temperatures drop, and sharp winds bite, how do we get our children (and ourselves) excited to go outside? We’ll explore fun outdoor activities in a variety of ‘challenging’ weather, troubleshooting ideas and gear suggestions for both staff and teachers. Let's find ways to change ‘bad weather’ into exciting and fun learning opportunities.

About our presenter: Rina Zampieron is the Mass Audubon’s State-Wide Early Education Coordinator, designing professional development trainings and creating resources to make nature based programming more accessible to early educators. Rina has also been a teacher for Drumlin Farm Community Preschool since 2006. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she has served as the preschool’s Curriculum Specialist and as Health Care Director for Drumlin Farm Summer Camp.

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The mission of the Center for Parents and Teachers is to provide innovative and effective parenting education programs and teacher training opportunities to the area community through multi-session series and one-time forums.  The Center also offers a curriculum lending library as a service to educators of young children as a way to enhance preschool learning environments and support educators with imaginative curriculum materials for use in the classroom.

Both our exemplary parenting education workshops and our trainings for early childhood educators are provided to support the positive development of children and families.  Our goal is to offer parents and teachers new skills that increase their effectiveness in meeting the needs of children along with strength-based strategies in responding to challenging behaviors.

The Center for Parents and Teachers was founded in 1987, first as part of the local school district and then, in 2008, became an IRS designated 501(c)3 nonprofit.

To learn more about our program offerings, please visit our website at www.centerforparentsandteachers.org

 

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