Weaving the Wild
1.5 CPDs, Run time: 40:59
As Montessori teachers, we know firsthand in a hyper-stimulated, instantly gratified world, guiding an elementary age child toward their Cosmic Task can seem overwhelming on the best days. Nevertheless, by drawing on humans’ innate possibilities of creativity, along with our biological desire for connection and love of our natural world, the Montessori Cosmic Curriculum provides our students (and us) a map for the journey.
In this workshop, beyond clarifying what terms like ecoliteracy mean, you’ll learn how, and why, intentionally amplifying aspects of ecoliteracy, mindful focus, creativity, and nature connection – already inherent within the Cosmic Curriculum – is fun, plus helps students (and us) embrace our cosmic tasks and build an equitable future for life on Earth. You’ll come away with a glimpse into the exciting science behind ecological intelligence and creativity and gain a practical understanding of fun ways to apply these concepts.
Never fear, you don’t need an existing green thumb to joyfully teach for ecoliteracy - with just a few accents, it’s easy to weave more nature and creativity into your classroom!
Presented by Kelly Johnson, BFA, MA, AMS 6-9, she/her, Timucuan lands, Neptune Beach Florida; Tuscarora, Monacan, and Powhatan lands, Nelson and Richmond, Virginia. Kelly seeks to guide humans of all ages to reconnect with their natural world. An artist, author, nature journaling guide, Montessorian, and children's garden facilitator, Kelly brings a lifetime of artistic expression, academic exploration, and hands-on gardening experience to each of her endeavors.