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February 23, 2023
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Founder & Owner
Samara Early Learning
Sponsored by Samara Early Learning.
It’s finally happening: Early education program leaders around the world are becoming more enthusiastic and enlightened about the benefits of nature-based programs. Many programs are beginning to jump in wholeheartedly but find shifting the culture of their organizations as well as the practice of individual teachers is incredibly challenging. After all, we’re leading humans! Some of the challenges that result are very individual responses to be outdoors—not enjoying the cold, preferring not to be dirty, etc. Additionally, there can be administrative challenges related to policies, procedures, funding, and licensing. There are also pedagogical leadership challenges in supporting teachers to intentionally integrate nature into the daily structure, physical environment, and teacher-led activities. Join experienced early childhood nature-based program leader and author, Rachel Larimore to learn to address these various challenges.
This webinar, designed to support program leaders and administrators, will share the core principles and benefits of a nature-based approach. With that common language as a starting point, Rachel will address the foundational administrative and pedagogical practices to successfully shift your team to a nature-based approach. Most importantly, Rachel will address an often-overlooked element of leading change—the human element, including how to best support staff and families in your evolving infusion of nature.
In this session we’ll discuss how to:
• Recognize the role we as leaders play in leading change
• Establish policies and procedures which support change
• Secure resources for safe and effective nature-based learning
• Support teachers in taking small actions to shift their practice to include more nature
• Recognize and address the very real human reactions to implementing nature-based education
Join us to:
1) list the core principles of a nature-based early childhood approach
2) describe the Inside/Outside/Beyond as a social-emotional metaphor for leading people
3) list at least two important administrative leadership components of nature-based education
4) list at least two important pedagogical leadership components of nature-based education
All sessions are 1.5 hours long and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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