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Supporting Young Children with Diversabilities in Outdoor Learning Environments

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Discover some of the challenges of taking young children with diversabilities outside and gain some practical tips and strategies to make these experiences successful for everyone involved. This webinar is presented primarily through a Forest School lens, but some alternative approaches to getting children with diversabilities outside will also be discussed. We will address the needs of  Deaf/Hard of Hearing, ESL, developmentally delayed, and physically challenged children, as well as children with autism, children with challenging behavior and children with health concerns in this webinar. If you have thought about offering special programming to children with diversabilities within your existing Forest or Nature School program, or already have a few children with Special Rights enrolled and need help supporting them, this webinar is for you! 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: SALLY-ANN ANDERSON
Sally has worked for over 30 years with young children, most of whom have diversabilities.  She is thSite Principal at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Albuquerque Preschool; Forest Day Learning (FDL) Founder & Lead Teacher, NMSD Santa Fe, Albuquerque & Farmington Preschools; and Founder, Director & Lead Teacher of Sol Forest School, Tijeras, New Mexico.

For decades, she has utilized the power of the natural world as a tool in supporting the development of young, diverse learners through the implementation of natural loose parts play, a focus on learning through the seasons, school yard "nature-scaping", school gardening, place-based learning, and forest school programming. Sally believes that all children have a right to learn in a nature-connected way, and that it is vital to their holistic development, as well as to the future of our shared Mother Earth.

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