Montessori in Nature – Session 2 for Educators and School Leaders
October 5 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
COMPLIMENTARY FOR CCMA MEMBERS
Session 2 for Educators and School Leaders
Join Regan Ross as she tells how an impromptu encounter with nature leads to a strong outdoor program that supports and enhances the Montessori curriculum. While the primary focus will be at the Casa level, educators will find applications to all age levels.
Regan will speak about her experiences with adding a Forest School class into the weekly Casa curriculum; how developing a relationship with a wild area impacted the children and educators; as well as how those effects spilled into the Casa classroom and into the children’s learning.
Regan believes a purposeful outdoor program can be added to any Montessori class even if there is no forest.
Registration is required for each session. Please click here to register for Session 2 for Educators and School Leaders. You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting after you’ve registered.
For details on Session 1 for School Leaders click here.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Regan Ross is a lover of nature and life-long learning. She has a husband, 3 adult kids, and a crazy dog named, Cedar. Regan studied Geology and Biology at Brock University which led her to jobs in the mining and environmental sectors. It was after having children that she learned about the Montessori world and became a passionate Montessorian. Regan has worked in Casa classrooms in both PEI and Ontario. It was working with a wonderful group of Casa children that inspired Regan to investigate the effect of nature on children. That investigation led to the inclusion of nature in the Casa curriculum and certification as a Forest School Practitioner. Regan administers the Forest School in Canada Practitioners Facebook page with over 2200 members.