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Sobel’s Children & Nature Design Principles

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Workshop Description:

Who is David Sobel and what are his 7 Design Principles for Children and Nature?

Just as Howard Gardner had identified a set of intelligence for children, David Sobel, a place-based educator, identified a set of play themes that emerge when children experience free time in nature.

Today, I invite you to use Sobel’s principles either as a guide to help plan learning experiences with children of all ages or as an assessment tool for evaluating your outdoor classroom and/or backyard teaching garden designs. Sobel notes that the principles are not linked to any specific developmental age but will appear differently as the child grows older.

In this 1-hour workshop, you will

  • Learn Sobel’s 7 Design Principles for  Children & Nature.
  • Explore how to adapt them to your Outdoor Classroom and/or Backyard Teaching Garden.
  • Discuss Place-Based Education for children.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Outdoor Classroom CIRCLE Membership Community?

A one stop shop where educators and parents can find high quality Workshops, and Masterclasses; along with, community, connection and support.

Each month members get access to:

  • Tour and Talks
  • LIVE Roundtable
  • Access to the entire 1-hour nature-based workshop library
  • LIVE Q&A/Educator Lesson Exchange
  • Monthly Member Missions
  • Private Facebook page
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Can I watch the Workshops anytime?

Yes. All workshops are pre-recorded; therefore, giving you the freedom to watch on your own time, when it works for you.

Members get full access to the entire workshop library.

Do your workshops count towards my professional development?

Each workshop offers a Participation Certificate that includes the hours of the Workshop or Master Class. Depending on your state, you can use the certificate as proof of participation.

Do I need to do anything special to earn my certificate?

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