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Special Education and Inclusion in Nature-Based Early Learning

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

trees in forest

Join us for a day of collaboration on creating nature-based programs that are inclusive and accessible in order for all children to have the opportunity to learn with and from their natural environment.

We will be working together and thinking together about creating nature-based programs that are inclusive and accessible in order for all children to have the opportunity to learn with and from their natural environment. We will examine the history of inclusion and special education in hopes that a deeper understanding of our past will lead to increased opportunities for children in the future. Recent research in special education will be discussed and specific strategies to facilitate inclusion in nature-based early learning will be explored. We’ll look at the evolution of special education through a documentary, discussion, and articles. Reflect on the importance of children with special needs having access to all that communities have to offer. Nature-based early childhood education benefits child development in many different ways, how can we make sure that we include children with special needs in this amazing experience?  

The cost is $75

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Part 1
An overview of the history of special education and special education as a human rights issue. Deepening our understanding of inclusion and our role in continuing to make positive changes to benefit all children through reflection, awareness, and action.

Part 2
A review and discussion of recent research. What can we learn from the literature? How does it apply to nature-based learning?

Part 3
Strategies, considerations, and resources to include children with special needs in nature-based learning will be discussed and explored to provide attendees with tools that will benefit their practice.

About the facilitator: Anne is an educator with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of human services, early childhood education, and early childhood special education. She believes that special education is still a work in process and is passionate about creating an inclusive society that respects and honors individuality.

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Venue

Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Phone:
800-553-8920

Organizer

Antioch Center for School Renewal
Phone:
603-283-2302
Email:
acsr@antioch.edu