Peck Elementary: Exploring Connections to the Community Through Expeditionary Learning 04.15.22

…integrity, excellence, inclusion, diversity, strength of character and leadership. Like other progressive educational models, EL is rooted in a student-centered environment that promotes creativity, innovation, collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving….

Outdoor Learning Should Engage All Five Senses 10.02.19

…things, playgrounds provide an opportunity for children to learn teamwork, build social connections, examine patterns and experiment with cause and effect. The best outdoor learning spaces engage all five senses—seeing,…

Kids: The Ideal Stewards of Outdoor Spaces 04.07.21

…happening in a manner different from indoor instruction, online learning or play. They can touch, smell, hear, smell and, if you have garden, even taste. (By the way, you’ll find…

Five Spaces That Advance Student-Centered Learning 05.31.22

…in many famous schools, like, for instance, the Crow Island school, you would be right. But, when it comes to early childhood education… the rules are different. One of the…

Five Ways to Reimagine Boundaries 08.14.17

…https://www.cosydirect.com/early-years/sand-water/water-walls Engage the Senses Your outdoor learning environment engages all five senses at once: touch, taste, feel, smell, sight. And you can direct sensory exploration even further by creating a…

My Passion: The Value of Outdoor Learning 07.07.15

…adventure. That’s why I love designing for educational spaces, particularly early childhood and K-12 schools. For example, in an outdoor learning garden, students can learn about, either through planned lessons…

5 Tips For Lunch and Learns that Truly Promote Workplace Learning 06.11.18

…at any given moment in the day, lunch and learns can, when done properly, be a great way to engage the team in a new, interesting subject. It can be…

What Is a Playground For? 06.29.17

…when they are active. Running, jumping, skipping, climbing, rolling, hanging, flipping, falling; these aren’t just activities that happen at full blast—though that’s true, too—but are also the tools with which…

Sticks and Stones: Uses in Outdoor Ed 07.06.18

…thin sticks, long stick and short sticks, straight sticks and gnarled sticks—when every tiny twig is viewed as practical, beautiful or both, the opportunities for creating are endless. Sticks and…