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Location: Putney

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 8

Cost: $ 60.00

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Emily Pals
(802) 258-8468

Using the Outdoors as a Teaching Resource Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Four Winds Nature Institute, Inc.
Instructor: Emily Pals

This coming school year, time in nature and time outside in general is more important than ever for children. Research shows that these experiences provide countless benefits to children’s well-being and healthy social-emotional development, and we know it offers rich multidisciplinary learning opportunities. Join a group of educators as we venture outside for an initial three-hour all-outdoor session that addresses CDC guidance and focuses on using outdoor spaces as a teaching resource for any subject area. This introduction sets the stage for a teacher-led PLC to support getting all children outdoors. Four Winds staff will provide up to 2 hours of coaching, relevant readings, and resources for the teacher-led PLC.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Healthy Environment & Nutrition
  • Observing & Assessing
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
August 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
August 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September 23, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
October 21, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Additional Information

August 25th session will take place at Forest for Learning (187 Westminster W Rd, Putney, VT), August 26th at Marlboro School (2669 VT-9, Marlboro VT), September 23rd and October 21 via Zoom. Participants should bring their water bottle, snack, outdoor gear, facial covering, and fun creative energy to the in-person session.