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Emergent Curriculum: Taking Interests to the Next Realm – Cultivate rather than Follow | Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research

Emergent Curriculum: Taking Interests to the Next Realm – Cultivate rather than Follow | Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I have written about interests in an earlier blog post. I find interest-based teaching and learning to be so interesting! My interest propels me to think deeply and explore resources and ideas about interests. While some may think that interest-based education is a new concept, it is firmly rooted in the past, as…
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Inspired Professional Learning in and with Nature

Inspired Professional Learning in and with Nature | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I have been involved in the early childhood education community in York Region, Ontario for almost three decades. Throughout this time it has been my privledge to supp...
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Breaking New Ground in Reggio Inspired Practice: The Atelier of Nature

Breaking New Ground in Reggio Inspired Practice: The Atelier of Nature | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE We are – and we must be convinced of this – inside an ecosystem: our earthly journey is a journey we make along with the environment, nature, the universe. Our organism...
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York Region Nature Collaborative Workshops and Events

York Region Nature Collaborative Workshops and Events | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
We are proud to be working with the York Region Nature Collaborative to support two amazing upcoming events. On April 25th at the beautiful Swan Lake Centre in Richmond Hill a workshop featuring ea...
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The Pedagogy of Listening: Inspiration from the Reggio Emilia Approach

The Pedagogy of Listening: Inspiration from the Reggio Emilia Approach | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Technology Rich Inquiry Based recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary and 100,000th view. At this time we would like to thank our followers and readers for sharing in this journey of Reggio inspire...
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Why the Campfire is the Perfect 21st Century Learning Tool

Why the Campfire is the Perfect 21st Century Learning Tool | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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Reggio Inspired Learning In and With Nature

Reggio Inspired Learning In and With Nature | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
All of this is a great forest. Inside the forest is the child. The forest is beautiful, fascinating, green, and full of hopes; there are no paths. Although it isn`t easy, we have to make our own pa...
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Technology Rich Inquiry Based Forest and Nature School Learning for the Early Years

Technology Rich Inquiry Based Forest and Nature School Learning for the Early Years | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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Five Days in the Forest

Five Days in the Forest | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Louise's Reflections, Resources and Moments Remembered I anticipated our approaching week in the forest with excitement and trepidation. The Forest School Practitioner course, held in Huntsville, O...
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Why Nature Explore Classrooms Outlast Puff the Magic Dragon

Why Nature Explore Classrooms Outlast Puff the Magic Dragon | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
By Dexter Lane, Nature Explore Consultant For over four generations, “Puff the Magic Dragon” has charmed countless children and adults.  A deceptively simple song, in just a few lines it richly evo...
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VIDEO: Nature Preschool opens young minds to the natural world - Roxborough Review - Montgomery News

VIDEO: Nature Preschool opens young minds to the natural world - Roxborough Review - Montgomery News | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Nature Preschool opens young minds to the natural world - Mother Nature may have begun her kaleidoscope of foliage but at The Schuylkill Center’s Nature Preschool, important planting has begun: nature education.
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Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: David Hawkins and the Pond Study

Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: David Hawkins and the Pond Study | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Diane gave me a hard copy of David Hawkins and the POND STUDY for my birthday and I have been reading it like a favourite novel, stretching out each chapter so that the reading pleasure will last t...
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École des possibles: Learning outside the box

École des possibles: Learning outside the box | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
‘Nature makes kids happy and calm,’ says one parent behind École des possibles. ‘And
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Emerging with Emergent Curriculum

Emerging with Emergent Curriculum | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Expertise on emergent curriculum is difficult to attain. It is like a utopian position that can never be realized. Learning about emergent curriculum is ongoing. I rem...
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Walking and Learning in Place: Developing Ecological Identities by Being in Place with Others

Walking and Learning in Place: Developing Ecological Identities by Being in Place with Others | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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Learning from the Past While Moving Forward on our Journeys: Thoughts on Play and Nature

Learning from the Past While Moving Forward on our Journeys: Thoughts on Play and Nature | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. The concept of play-based learning is not new and the idea of playing in and with nature while getting a lot of attention these days is not a current fad or trend. It ...
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Walking in Place: Cultivating Ecological Identity in Young Children -- and in Ourselves

Walking in Place: Cultivating Ecological Identity in Young Children -- and in Ourselves | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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Walking in Place: Cultivating Ecological Identity in Young Children -- and in Ourselves

Walking in Place: Cultivating Ecological Identity in Young Children -- and in Ourselves | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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Loose parts in nature inform Reggio inspired learning

Loose parts in nature inform Reggio inspired learning | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Since returning from five days in the forest, which was my introduction to forest and nature school learning, I have been thinking deeply about loose parts, a topic Louise and I have written extens...
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Project Wild Thing Screening and Astronomy Hike

Project Wild Thing Screening and Astronomy Hike | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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York Region Nature Collaborative

York Region Nature Collaborative | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
Building a movement in which every child has the right to meaningful outdoor experiences that invite them to play, learn, and explore their place in nature every day.
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Preschool focuses on the outdoors

Preschool focuses on the outdoors | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
In Pamela Wallberg’s classrooms, the curriculum for kids consists of classes like Puddle Jumping, Name That Bird Song and Animal Footprint ID. But that’s only natural when her classrooms are . . .
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Nature preschools and kindergartens: Getting kids moving--and learning - The Boston Globe

Nature preschools and kindergartens: Getting kids moving--and learning - The Boston Globe | Outdoor Early Learning | Scoop.it
The concept of nature-based education has been in fairly wide use throughout Scandinavia, Germany, and the United Kingdom for decades.
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FunMeFit's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:30 PM

What a brilliant way for children to learn. Where they are naturally supposed to be!

nancercize's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:47 AM

hope this idea spreads...