Reggio Inspired Outdoor Environments That Teach

Victoria Hackett

Outdoor Classrooms Training and Development Programs

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Ben Franklin

Outdoor Classrooms inspires early childhood teachers, out-of-school-time educators, parents, and families to create one-of-a-kind Outdoor Classrooms and/or Backyard Teaching Gardens. All on a shoe-string budget. One way we do this is through workshops and training.

All workshops and training are led by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.  Whether your workshop is online or onsite, Victoria blends theory with hands-on problem-solving techniques, true-to-life anecdotes, valuable tips, and lively participation. Her extensive experience as a consultant/trainer/mentor and her background as a Natural Teacher allows her to bring profound knowledge and a pragmatic approach to every workshop she teaches.



Reggio-Inspired Outdoor Classrooms That Teach 

1-hour Workshop

The Reggio Emilia Approach is a blend of theory and practice that is based upon decades of research in early childhood development. Founder Loris Malaguzzi designed a teaching approach that is alive, creative, emergent, and is the perfect guide to creating a Reggio Inspired Outdoor Classrooms That Teach.

In this progressive approach, the teacher is seen as a researcher and, in our case, the creator of the outdoor learning environment. These outdoor environments are engaging and highly social. In our Outdoor Classrooms, children learn through outdoor play and are assessed through documentation. The documentation makes the outdoor learning visible and informs the practices in nature – ultimately leading educators to the core of their nature-based curriculum and outdoor classroom design.

This workshop introduces the outdoor environment as the third teacher and how to design outdoor classrooms that support the investigation, wonder, creativity, and social-emotional development of the child.

All learning starts with joy, curiosity, and wonder.

In this 1-hour workshop, you will answer the following questions and so much more: 

  • What would you find in a Reggio Inspired Outdoor Classroom?

  • What makes a magical Outdoor Classroom?

  • What does it mean to be an Outdoor Reggio Inspired Teacher?

Join us and fill your toolbox with new ideas and resources!



This course features:

  • Lifetime Access
  • Participation Certificate
  • Input from a community of like-minded educators


DID YOU ENJOY THIS WORKSHOP? Would you like access to the entire workshop library? 

As a member of THE CIRCLE Community each month you receive:

Outdoor Classrooms Tour and Talk

LIVE Teaching and Learning Roundtable/ Book of the Month

Access to the entire 1-hour Nature-Based Workshop Library (including 12 NEW workshops in 2022)

LIVE Q&A/Educator Lesson Exchange

Join THE CIRCLE: Our Membership Community TODAY! Learn more HERE. 



Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Students 106
  • Assessments Yes

My mission is for every child in every school to have access to an Outdoor Classroom. Therefore, I inspire educators to teach outdoors and lead an on-line virtual community of Natural Teachers all over the world to create their own Outdoor Classroom story.

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