Join us for a series of lunch and learns to learn explore nature-based learning and its benefits for children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development.
Integrating Nature-Based Learning in the Elementary Classroom Elementary Education (K-5), 3/7/24
This workshop explores the concept of nature-based learning and its benefits for children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Through hands-on activities and discussion, we’ll explore strategies to integrate nature into each of the content areas. Participants will leave this workshop equipped with the resources and inspiration needed to create enriching, nature-infused learning experiences for their students.
Incorporating Nature-Based Learning in Early Childhood Classrooms – Preschool – 2nd grade , 3/14/24
In this workshop, we delve into the concept of nature-based learning and its positive impact on children’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. We will examine how nature-based learning can benefit all students, with a focus on inclusive preschool classrooms. We will explore hands on activities that are developmentally appropriate and engaging for young children. Participants will leave this workshop equipped with the resources and inspiration needed to create enriching, nature-based learning experiences for their students.
Hydroponics in the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom – Preschool – 5th grade, 3/21/24
This workshop will explore the potential of hydroponics as a tool for learning. Hydroponics is accessible to every teacher, regardless of your gardening expertise, availability, or budget constraints. We will cover the fundamentals of hydroponics and provide guidance on initiating and sustaining a hydroponic system. By the end of the workshop, you’ll depart with valuable resources, lesson plans, and a newfound enthusiasm for incorporating hydroponics into your curriculum
All workshops led by: Louise Ammentorp
Louise Ammentorp is a professor in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education department. Her research interests include best practices and innovation in teacher preparation and early childhood and elementary classrooms, with a focus on the integration of nature and the arts in the curriculum, outdoor education, and social-emotional learning (SEL). Her recent publications include Impactful practices for Early Childhood Teacher Education; and Using Photography and Other Arts-based Methods with English Language Learners: Guidance, Resources and Activities for K-12 Educators; and The Promise of Pickles: Hydroponics in the Classroom. She is currently co-writing a book entitled, Let Nature be Your Teacher: Integrating Nature-based Learning in the Elementary Classroom.
Information for all Lunch and Learns:
- Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
- Location: The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ
- Fee:$175.00 per person/per workshop. Fee includes
- 3 hours instruction
- Materials, Parking
- Certificate of Completion
- Eventbrite registration and processing fees
- Online registration on Eventbrite is required
- You do not need a PO# to register
- If paying by purchase order – please select “pay by voucher”
- Please contact us if you need an invoice for a PO to be created.
Register at: https://bit.ly/TCNJNatureBasedLearning
- PO/Check must be received 1 week before sate of workshop
- Accepted form of payments are
- Purchase Order
- Check/Money Order
- Credit Card(Eventbrite only)
Payable To: The College of New Jersey or TCNJ
Mail to: The College of New Jersey PO Box 7718 Ewing, NJ 08628-0718 Education – Room 108
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