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
- 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?