Services from Wild Learning
professional development workshops
Are you interested in having Rachel speak at your event, a professional development workshop, a meet the author session, a webinar, or a 1:1 consultation session?
We can help you with:
- Practical strategies for incorporating outdoor learning into your classroom or school that target core math, reading, and writing skills
- Implementing Wild Math or Wild Reading in your school or homeschool
- Optimizing outdoor classroom areas
- Bringing nature inside the classroom using routines, resources, and projects
- Homeschooling: deciding to homeschool, getting started, planning, routines, learning disabilities, and more
Books and Materials: Discounted copies of my book Wild Learning: Practical Ideas for Bringing Teaching Outdoors or Wild Math and Wild Reading curriculums can also be included as an add-on cost with any workshop or webinar.
Services are subject to schedule availability.
Professional development workshops: Tailored to your organization’s needs, workshops provide practical strategies and tailored assistance in incorporating outdoor learning with math and reading/writing instruction. Typically workshops are in person and include hands-on learning opportunities that give attendees the opportunity to experience various outdoor learning strategies. The length of workshops varies according to the client’s needs. The most popular format is a half-day session. In-person workshops start at $800 for a half-day workshop plus applicable travel costs if farther than 2 hours from my home. Pricing varies based on the size of the group, materials/books, and topic. This typically includes flights/mileage, hotel, and ground transportation and can include fees for my travel time. I am located in New York State (USA). Please email [email protected] for a customized quote with your preferred dates and times. Please reach out if price is a barrier (read the statement of affordability at the bottom of the page). Workshops are subject to availability.
Popular workshop topics:
- Taking Math Outdoors K-5
- Teaching Reading Outside
- Book Study using my book Wild Learning: Practical Ideas for Bringing Teaching Outdoors
- How to utilize the outdoor space you have for learning
- Using Wild Math or Wild Reading in the classroom
- A workshop tailored to your school or organization’s needs
Webinars/presentations: Interested in having Rachel give a presentation at your conference, meeting, gathering, school, or organization? Presentations are customized based on the topic and target audience. Presentations can be virtual or in person and are typically 1-1.5 hours, including time for questions. Webinar pricing starts at $400. We offer several low or no-fee sessions per year for organizations that could not otherwise access this learning. Please email [email protected] for a customized quote with your preferred dates and times.
Author meet and greet/book clubs: Interested in having Rachel meet with your book club or group for Q&A and conversation? These are typically informal virtual sessions where participants can ask questions and talk with Rachel about the book and outdoor learning. These are offered as time allows, and we want to support Wild Learning in schools and programs and offer several low or no-fee sessions per year. If you are a school or small group, please reach out! In-person events are available within 2-3 hours from Ithaca, NY area; farther locations may require travel expenses.
Homeschool help: Homeschooling can be hard! We could all use an experienced friend to ask for advice and bounce ideas off. Through a relaxed and friendly conversation, Rachel can help you plan and set goals, implement routines, and strategies for teaching a child with learning difficulties at home, help you decide if homeschooling is right for your family, get started homeschooling, or incorporate more outdoor learning into your week! Sessions typically are 1 hour in length and are conducted virtually unless local to the Ithaca, NY, area. A questionnaire will be provided before the session to help identify session goals. A follow-up email with a summary and recommended resources will be provided after the session. Cost: $80 per 1 hr. session. This is a special price just for homeschoolers. Email [email protected] to inquire about availability. Please include a short description of what you would like to focus on in the session.
Podcasts and more: If you are interested in having Rachel as a guest on your podcast or other platform, send us an email!
I realize that cost is an issue for many. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific situation.
I offer several low-fee/no-fee sessions per year for nonprofit organizations, schools, or groups that could not otherwise access this learning. In addition, if your nonprofit organization or event has a large audience (virtual, social media, in-person), fees may be negotiable. I also may be able to barter my services for photos and videos of Wild Learning lessons being used in your classroom/homeschool, or for special project needs, (currently looking for possible research collaborations/sites/piloting sites for outdoor elementary reading/writing on the east coast). Please reach out via email to discuss options and availability.
I encourage small schools and organizations that have limited funds to consider teaming up with other schools with similar goals. If you are interested in this, I do keep a list of interested organizations for collaborating (particularly virtually).
Have another idea? I am happy to discuss them.
We would love to hear how we can help support you or your organization!
Email Rachel at [email protected]
Learn more about Rachel’s book Wild Learning: Practical Ways to Bring Teaching Outdoors, Wild Math®, and Wild Reading®!
See what Rachel from Wild Learning® is up to on Instagram and Facebook @discoverwildlearning and Youtube!
Photo: Sara Tro Photography @filmlovesgirl