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  • Explore creative outdoor experiences that you can bring back to your own learning environment with children.

  • Discover natural materials that can enhance and be integrated into your outdoor learning encounters that you share with children each and every day.

  • Learn practical strategies you can share with children and families at home as a way to build relationships that support explorations with outdoor learning experiences.

Educational Thought Leader

Michelle van Heugten

Creativity has always filled Michelle’s days with joy and wonder. With a love for visual arts, Michelle developed a passion for painting, printmaking, and pottery. As a graduate of the University of Windsor, Michelle is a certified teacher with over 23 years in Kindergarten. Michelle’s current practice reflects her own research alongside children with a focus on supporting children’s creativity and imagination through open-ended play and inquiry-based learning. A member of the Ontario Reggio Association (ORA) and the North American Reggio Emilia Association (NAREA), Michelle continues to dive deeper into the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and living by attending workshops, webinars, presenting, and through her own interconnected conversations and research with children.

Here's what's inside...

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    Welcome to 'Outdoor Learning and the Creative Journey of Children within the Arts'!

    • How to Navigate this Course, Access Your Certificate of Completion, and Leave a Review

    • Before we begin...

    • Susan Wright Introducing Michelle van Heugten

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    Michelle van Heugten

    • Outdoor Learning and the Creative Journey of Children within the Arts

    • Your Reflections

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    Your Next Steps

    • Before you go...

    • Let's Get Social!