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Posted by on in Teens and Tweens

Walk more. Anywhere. (Rubinstein, 2015, p. 251)

The Walking Curriculum offers learning activities designed to simultaneously develop your students’ sense of place and to enrich their understanding of cross-curricular topics and core competencies. Walking curriculum activities reflect the principles and practices of Imaginative Ecological Education as they connect engagement of the body, imagination and the local natural and cultural context through outdoor learning activities. While all Walking Curriculum activities available at imaginED are adaptable to students of different ages, the walk themes that follow have been specifically designed for secondary school-aged students.

2 Walks For High School Students  

#1 Understanding Community Walk

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Posted by on in Early Childhood

preschool classroom kids

 

If we want children to be ready for kindergarten, we must be certain that the environments and systems we create are responsive to the unique developmental needs of not only preschoolers but infants, toddlers and their families.   Dr. Terri Rose - Emotional Readiness:  How Early Experiences and Mental Health Predict School Success

Moving into the K-12 system is a big milestone for students and their families.  It starts their journey of lifelong learning and building relationships around multiple stakeholders in the educational system.  Kindergarten registration is a key point to connect with families and supporting their first few moments in the K-12 world are safe, positive, and meaningful.  

At Woodson last year we revamped our registration based upon personal experiences and feedback from families.  No longer was it a 60-minute 'talk at' but 15 minutes of 'big picture' and then hands-on activities that families could work on throughout the summer.

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