2019 Interactive Master Class Series

On-Site Trainings & Workshops

Outdoor Learning Card Deck

Welcome to Outdoor Classrooms


Are you excited about making an outdoor classroom for your students but you’re not sure where to start… or if you have the right resources to make it happen?

Or maybe you already have an outdoor teaching program but you need new inspiration, ideas, resources and innovative ways to take your curriculum to the next level.

You’re excited about what’s possible for you and your students. But at times, you get overwhelmed by the ins and outs and options available… especially on a small budget and with very little extra time.

At Outdoor Classrooms, I make it simple, easy and cost effective for you to start, develop, and enjoy your own one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom… one that integrates perfectly with your curriculum, outdoor space, and budget.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve had an outdoor classroom for years, here you will find the tools, training, community, and time-tested principles you need to:

  • Make and sustain your own one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom on a shoestring budget.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to teach outdoors even if you’ve never done it before.
  • Know how to keep your students engaged, enthused and learning well outside…in rain, snow or sun.
  • Get new inspiration, ideas and resources for what, where, when, why, and how to teach outdoors.
  • Experience more joy and a deep sense of satisfaction as you watch your students become more curious, engaged, and excited about what they’re learning.

For the last 10+ years I’ve helped teachers and school directors cultivate outdoor classrooms and nature-based curriculums that reconnect children with nature and infuse both the teachers and kids with renewed energy, enthusiasm and excitement for teaching and learning.

If you’re a teacher, director, or parent who’s interested in getting guidelines and inspiration on how to make, sustain and grow your own one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom, sign up for “The Seedling” – a bi-weekly email blast full of ideas and insights on cultivating children’s gardens and nature-based curriculums.

IT’S COMING!

FREE CALL

Let’s Talk Math Outdoors

  • Learn 3 Key Elements for the Math Garden
  • Get inspired, get results and get your creative juices flowing.

  • Share playful nature based Math ideas

Date: 8/28/19
Time: 7:00-8:00 (EST) plus question and answer session





Seeds of Inspiration – Outdoor Learning Card Deck

The Seeds of Inspiration Learning Card Deck is an idea generator for your Outdoor Classroom. The deck features photographs from The Four Types of Gardens; Gardens that Feed; Gardens that Attract Wildlife; Garden for Art and Beauty; and Gardens as Learning Stations. Each card offers questions as prompts to guide your Outdoor Classroom design and nature-based curriculum for teaching outdoors.

2019 Master Classes

The Seedling: The Outdoor Classroom Blog

Victoria Hackett
May 02, 2019

3 Easy Ways to Plan Ahead for Outdoor Learning

3 Easy Ways to Plan Ahead for Outdoor Learning Do you worry about losing control when you take kids outdoors? Do you envision kids running all over the place with a lack of focus? Does your body feel uneasy and …

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Victoria Hackett
May 02, 2019

5 Tips for a Self Care Practice

5 TIPS FOR A SELF CARE PRACTICE May has arrived! Although you may be saying “good-bye” to Winter, do you feel like you have jumped on the “get it all done by the end of the year” roller coaster? It …

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Victoria Hackett
Mar 25, 2019

First Peas to the Table Experience Week

The First Peas to the Table Experience Week at Harborlight Montessori School What is an Experience Week? At Harborlight Montessori School, they are trying something new.  Check out Experience Weeks in their own words: Hands-on learning is an essential element of Montessori …

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