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Location: Rutland

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 6

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Stephanie Carvey
(802) 855-8742

** CLASS FULL** Overcoming Obstacles in Growing Outdoor Classrooms Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Stephanie Carvey
Instructor: April Zajko

**THIS CLASS IS FULL** Growing Outdoor Classrooms is a journey and this training is meant as a way to take stock of what is working, what needs improving, and identifying where to go next. We will explore tips and tricks of the trade to help overcome obstacles in our outdoor spaces and help one another brainstorm solutions. We will explore perceived barriers that keep students stuck indoors including lack of confidence teaching outdoors, schedule confines, ticks, poison ivy, storage, weather, clothing, perception of administrators, and academic pressures. We will explore developmentally effective approaches to: staff/child interactions, circle time outdoors, seasonal considerations, open-ended inquiry, clean up procedures, and considerations for developmentally appropriate practice while teaching outdoors. Participants will help contribute to a list of curriculum resources to use to foster outdoor learning. Participants will create a “Sustainability Plan” that will provide a guide for the next steps on their Growing Outdoor Classroom journey.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Families & Communities
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
August 15, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Additional Information

Training will be held at Rekaroo's Childcare: 41 East Center Street Rutland VT 05701. Entrance is in the center part of building, parking lot side. Preference for this training will be given to those who signed up for the first training (Introduction to Growing Outdoor Classrooms and Design Elements, May 2 2020). To sign up, please contact Stephanie Carvey at scarvey0825@gmail.com. There will be a 1 hour lunch break provided.