"My big goal was to get more winter activities. I feel like I got more than that. I have been inspired to teach outdoors even if it is foggy, cold, and easier to be inside. I think my big takeaway is to go out and just enjoy what is there. This is what I learned among so many practical “good to knows." Thank you! "
~ TM from Budapest, Hungary
CONSIDER WHAT'S POSSIBLE...
What if both you and your kids could kick the winter blues and enjoy all winter has to offer? The nip in the air, the bird songs, and maybe some hot chocolate as you explore the outdoors. The truth is that establishing a winter outdoor classroom is a game-changer, one that will transform your teaching practice, revitalize your school grounds/backyard, and even get children excited about playful learning.
Not knowing what to do with children outdoors during cold winter months. Wanting to go outside and do amazing activities,
but your body says “Uh…let’s just stay inside."
A lack of a plan or any systems in place for cold weather play.
HERE'S WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE...
In this WINTER Master Class, you’ll discover how to:
Feel motivated and encouraged to take your children outside during the coldest months of the year with proven winter activities and lessons.
Gain an understanding of the best practices for organizing an outdoor winter program that will make your school community and/or family happier and less stressed.
Be empowered to eliminate excuses so you are ready to take action, conquer and kick the winter blues.
Discover helpful tips for how to make teaching outdoors in winter fun while learning and getting inspired by leaders in the field.
Invite wonder back into your teaching practice during the coldest months of the year with kids asking for more.
Discover your mindset shifts and how to feel invigorated by Winters' magic.
HELLO, I'M VICTORIA!
And I want to help you move your classroom outdoors, once and for all.
As an educator, my Teaching Garden story didn't start until I was a parent. While spearheading the transformation of an old desolate courtyard at my children's elementary school into a Children's Garden & Outdoor Classroom I discovered my entire philosophy of education had transformed.
I now inspire teachers and parents to cultivate learning gardens and nature-based curricula through my online offerings at Outdoor-Classrooms.com and my local Nature Classes in Secret Gardens in Beverly, MA.
One of my greatest joys is to witness the wonder of a child playfully learning outdoors and exploring nature.
EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER MASTER CLASS!
January 30- February 27, 2023
This program helps you lose the winter blues and discover different ways to connect children with nature, no matter the weather.
The Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class is a comprehensive training, designed to help you create a winter curriculum that gets both you and your kids jazzed about going outside during the cold months.
The Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class was originally created to help teachers and parents discover how to connect children with nature no matter what the weather is! Winter is full of opportunities to explore nature and incorporate natural elements into your curriculum environment. This Master Class reflects on the importance of getting children outdoors during the coldest months of the year. Furthermore introduces 30+ (and growing) Nature-Based Winter Activities as seeds of inspiration; along with 4 LIVE Zoom sessions and an expansive Resource Library of Winter-themed Children’s Books.
If you don’t have a plan or any systems in place for cold weather playful learning outdoors in winter, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss!
"I loved this class! It was great to collaborate and learn together! I am looking forward to joining you for another course in the future!" ~ KC Teacher
WHAT SETS THE EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER MASTER CLASS APART?
We inspire teachers and parents to lose the winter blues and discover different ways to connect children with nature, no matter the weather.
Do you not know what to do with children outdoors during these cold winter months? Does your mind want to go outside and do amazing activities, but your body says “Uh…let’s just stay inside.” Are you perplexed as to what to do with your children outdoors and thinking, “It’s too cold”, “It’s too icy?” “It takes up too much time.”
Teaching outdoors during the Winter does not have to feel like a chore. In fact, creating an outdoor winter program can be transformative! In this program, we introduce activities, systems, and resources that will have your children exploring everything winter has to offer.
EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER MASTER CLASS
January 30- February 27, 2023
Weekly LIVE Sessions: January 30 (kick-off) & February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023 @ 7:00- 8:00 p.m (EST)
The first step to establishing a winter outdoor program and classroom is to plan and prep. In this Module we embrace all that winter has to offer and explore the rhythms of nature. We introduce our expansive nature-based children's resource library and how to explore and find Math in Nature.
WINTER INSPIRED CLASSROOMS
Once you've embraced winter, the next step is to explore Winter Inspired Classrooms. We start a variety of activities. This phase includes an interview with Nicole Pelletier and help us gaining confidence with leading simple outdoor activities during the winter months.
GET OUTDOORS IN ALL WEATHER
After you have gained confidence with simple outdoor winter lessons the next step is to begin Get Outdoors in All Weather. We explore a water research project and additional winter activities ideas. Moments of science is introduced; alongwith, how to stay and outdoors longer on cold-weather days. In this Module we enjoy an interview with Peter Dargatz.
EMERGENT WINTER CURRICULA
Before you get too far, it's important to think about how weather will impact your teaching and learning outdoors. In this Module we learn abut Emergent Winter Curricula. This module includes tips, tricks and activities that will help to ensure that Weather will enhance your outdoor teaching experience. This phase includes an interview with Megan Gessler; alongwith, guided reflections.
Get all the tools you need to move your classroom outdoors.
When you purchase the Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class, you will have instant access to all the tools you need to create your own Winter Outdoor Classroom and cold weather nature-based curricula. As one of our most popular Master Classes. My promise to you is that you will walk away with new systems for getting outdoors and staying outdoors, activity ideas, and a new community of like-minded educators.
In this Master Class, you’ll discover:
How to create a winter curriculum that gets both you and your kids jazzed about going outside.
30+ Nature-Based Winter Activities and ideas you and your kids will love.
An expansive Resource Library of winter-themed children’s books.
Sneak peeks into how other nature-based teachers create their winter activities.
Top tips and examples for creating a cold-weather winter classroom.
A new community of teachers and parents that share your love for reconnecting children with nature and so much more!
The Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class is a four-module, self-paced, HYBRID, comprehensive training for teachers and parents. Learn strategies for how to set up an outdoor classroom in winter, how to teach outdoors on cold weather days, and how to create systems that will sustain your winter program for years to come.
Each week, we will focus on a new Module; however, you will have access to all four modules so you can pace yourself according to your time and energy.
All LIVE workshops will be hosted at 7:00 p.m. (EST) via Zoom. It is not required that you attend LIVE, as lessons will be recorded and posted in the private portal by 8 am the next day. However, LIVE attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback. It's highly recommended.
January 30: KICK-OFF & WELCOME!!!
February 6: Module 1: Embrace Winter
February 13: Module 2: Winter Inspired Classroom
February 20: Module 3: Get Outdoor in All Weather
February 27: Module 4: Emergent Winter Curriculum
Each Module and Module is accompanied by an EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER Workbook to help you apply what you are learning to your own outdoor space and group of children.
BONUS #2: EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
The exclusive private Facebook group is a space for teachers and parents to get additional fresh ideas, share progress photos, and find like-minded people. During Bootcamp Week, I'll be in the group daily providing advice, encouragement, and tips and tricks.
BONUS #3: FIFTEEN-HOUR PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE
Your time is important to me. Earn a 15-hour Participation Certificate. Simply write comments below each video lesson and show up in the Outdoor Classrooms Private Facebook community and fill out the Feedback Forms. That's it!
BONUS #4: DOWNLOADABLE WORKBOOKS FOR EACH MODULE
Each LIVE workshop will include a downloadable workbook. This resource will help guide you during each lesson within each module. Include 1-2 compelling paragraphs that talk about your third bonus. This bonus should specifically address one of the common objections your customer will have about your product, and explain how it will help them overcome that specific problem or objection.
No system works unless you're willing to use it, but I am confident that if you actually apply my proven framework to moving your classroom outdoors, the Teaching Outdoors Bootcamp will be incredibly valuable to you. That said, we are offering a 15-day money-back guarantee. If you complete all of your program assignments and for any reason are not completely satisfied, we will refund your money, no questions asked.
This course provides concrete and easy to implement tips and tricks not only for “getting through” these months but for reigniting your own childlike wonder and curiosity in all that winter has to offer. I gained creative ideas, a fresh perspective, and a deep sense of community with others in the class.
~ Michelle Lipp, “stay-at-home-teacher” and “play-at-home-mom” of three children, ages 6, 3 and 1
ACT NOW! Get the Membership BONUS
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere .” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
If you register before Saturday, January 28, 2023, you’ll have the option to join the CIRCLE Membership community at the founding member's price, which is the best price the membership will ever be! You also get the Membership BONUS of ½ Off the Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class too! That’s double savings!!!.
It’s regularly $37/month, but you’ll get THE CIRCLE Membership at $29.99/month when you enroll in Exploring Nature in Winter by midnight on 1/28/23!
The Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class is designed to rejuvenate your outdoor space and transform your existing winter activities for children. The possibilities are endless, so it's easy to get overwhelmed. Join us as we take the overwhelm out of the equation and walk you through everything winter has to offer.
HERE'S WHAT IS INCLUDED:
This Master Class includes a Private Virtual Classroom with
4 Modules with videos, take-action worksheets, handouts, and ideas galore!
Garden Notes for each Module delivered weekly to your inbox
4 Downloadable Workbooks: 1 per Module.
4 Live Virtual Sessions via Zoom to answer your questions, get new ideas and connect with your classmates, and discover new approaches to teaching outdoors in Winter.
Private Facebook Group to share your celebrations, photos, and accomplishments!
15-Hour Participation Certificate to honor your time and commitment!
A new community of like-minded educators from all over the world!
Is the Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class Right For Me?
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER MASTER CLASS?
Your $267 registration fee for Exploring Nature in Winter Master Classgets you 4, Modules (includes 5 Lessons per Module), 2 LIVE Workshops, Recordings, a Private Facebook group, and 4 Take Action Workbooks for each Module.
The Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class runs from January 30- February 27. Because this program is a hybrid class, all pre-recorded lessons are released at once which allows you to work at your own pace. There are 4 scheduled LIVE sessions that allow educators to ask questions, share and troubleshoot. LIVE workshops will be hosted at 7:00 p.m. (EST) via Zoom. It's not required that you attend LIVE, as the lessons will be recorded and posted into the private portal by 8:00 am (EST) the following day. Attending LIVE is highly recommended, as attendees will be able to ask questions, get direct feedback and find support from fellow nature-based educators from around the world.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
In Exploring Nature in Winter you'll:
Learn how to create a winter curriculum that gets both you and your kids jazzed about going outside.
Discover 30+ Nature-Based Winter Activities and ideas you and your kids will love.
Enjoy an expansive Resource Library of winter-themed children’s books.
Get sneak peeks into how other nature-based teachers create their winter activities.
Dive into top tips and examples for creating a cold-weather winter classroom.
Connect with a new community of teachers and parents that share your love for reconnecting children with nature and so much more!
IS THIS A REAL BOOK?*
This is NOT a book, but rather a comprehensive training for reconnecting children with nature during the cold weather months. Please keep in mind that the EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER TAKE MODULE WORKBOOKS is delivered digitally in PDF format and workshops will be scheduled on ZOOM and housed on a private portal.
HOW SOON AFTER PURCHASING WILL I RECEIVE MY PRODUCT?
A Welcome email to the Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class will be delivered digitally, via the email address you provide at checkout. It should arrive within 5-10 minutes of your purchase. This email will provide you with the login information.
You will also receive a reminder email with details about the LIVE class on SUNDAY, January 30, 2023. You will have access to the Private Portal and the entire Master Class. The first LIVE workshop is on February 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. (EST)
The workbooks for each LIVE lesson will be sent via a weekly "Garden Note" email The workbook can also be found in the Master Class private portal.
HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER THE EXPLORING NATURE IN WINTER MASTER CLASS IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class is for teachers, parents, homeschoolers, principals, community leaders, and after-school providers. This Master Class is also for anyone who is interested in reconnecting children with Nature during the coldest months of the year, making a cold-weather outdoor classroom with winter-inspired nature-based curricula.
This program is for anyone who has been struggling with the idea of teaching outdoors in the cold weather, doesn't know where to start, and needs coaching and accountability to make their winter outdoor classroom program dreams come to fruition. It is also for anyone who is seasoned in teaching outdoors and is interested in collaborating and gaining "seeds of inspiration."
WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND THE LIVE WORKSHOPS?
While we encourage you to attend the LIVE workshops, LIVE attendance is not a requirement for the program. Each LIVE workshop will be recorded, and the recordings will be posted in the private portal by 8 am the next day.
I'M REALLY BUSY. HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS PROGRAM TAKE?
You will get out of this program what you put into it. You do you. Some days you may have an hour, some days you may have 10 minutes, and others you may have no time at all. You might have a crazy-busy day and not get to any of the assignments. Nobody’s keeping track of how much time you’re in the private portal. If you are pressed for time, my recommendation is to show up for the scheduled 1-hour LIVE workshops when you can, check in with the private Facebook group, and set goals for yourself for the rest. You have lifetime access to the program.
WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?
Exploring Nature in Winter Master Class will be offered at a special rate of just $267. The regular price is $795. If you are an ALUMNI and want to go through the class again, you can get an Alumni Pass to join the 2023 LIVE Sessions. All alumni have lifetime access. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
No system or program works unless you're willing to use it, but I am confident that if you actually apply our methods to moving your classroom outdoors, Exploring Nature in Winter will be incredibly valuable to you. That said, if for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your money, no questions asked.
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