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December 8, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Executive Director for the Early Childhood Education Division
Los Angeles Unified School District
Director for the Early Childhood Education Division
Los Angeles Unified School District
Dimensions Educational Research Foundation
Sponsored by Nature Explore.
Join Dr Dean Tagawa, Ranae Amezquita, and Kirsten Haugen to learn how and why the second-largest school district in the United States has committed to creating natural outdoor classrooms in every one of its early care and education centers. The presenters will share California’s Los Angeles Unified School District multi-year journey to convert largely asphalt play areas into nature-rich outdoor classrooms with areas for activities including music and movement, block building, art, climbing and balancing and more. Building on key partnerships with natural learning environment experts and other vital community stakeholders to fund, build, and sustain these natural learning spaces has yielded an impressive model for early care and education organizations of all sizes to emulate.
Join us to learn how your organization can emulate LAUD’s audacious approach by following their footsteps to:
- Develop a collaborative approach across departments and divisions
- Build support and funding from the board and private foundations
- Ensure equity while allowing each site to reflect its own community and culture
- Address and solve unexpected challenges
- Work effectively with architects and contractors
- Implement high quality professional development
- Sustain outdoor classrooms by supporting site leadership
- Involve families and enrich neighborhoods
- Contribute to research on the efficacy of nature-rich outdoor learning environments
- Rely on Outdoor Classrooms in responding to challenges including ACES and the pandemic.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
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