Studying the Seasons: Part 1


Presented by: Nancy Bradtmiller, Linda Hoffman
For: Experienced teachers of Elementary I – II and Secondary I – II
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

In the first of a 4-part learning journey, Nancy and Linda will introduce you to, phenology, the study of the impact of climate on plants and animals. They will explain how phenology helps students understand the importance of being stewards of the Earth, and illuminate how it brings Montessori lessons to life.

Next, they will share ideas for getting your students outside on a regular basis to journal about nature, and address how this practice complements Montessori’s philosophy and curriculum. You will be encouraged to journal and to begin collecting resources for upcoming lessons.

This is part 1 of a 4-part learning journey. Watch for more information, coming soon.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the value of you and your students engaging in regular nature journaling
  • Start a library of resources to support your phenology work with students
  • Gain ideas for utilizing the outdoors as an extension of your classroom

About the Presenters

Nancy Bradtmiller, MEd, is lead Upper Elementary teacher at Oak Farm Montessori School in Avilla, IN. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).


Linda Hoffman is lead Upper Elementary teacher at Oak Farm Montessori School, in Avilla, IN. AMS-credentialed (Elementary II).



Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
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Organizations (Includes up to 15 attendees; each participant will receive their own login.)**
$175/AMS member organization
$235/nonmember organizations

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**If you are registering as a group, you will be prompted to add all of the attendees’ names during purchase (up to 15, including the person who is purchasing the session). 

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