Ann Pelo – 2014/15

Introducing Ann Pelo

Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author who is passionate about Reggio-inspired, social justice, and ecological teaching and learning. She worked as a teacher and teacher mentor for sixteen years at Hilltop Children’s Center, a full-day childcare program in Seattle, Washington. Ann is the author of five books:

  • Season by Season the Year Unfolds: A Guidebook for Developing an Intentional Culture in Early Childhood Programs (2010)
  • Rethinking Early Childhood Education (2008)
  • The Language of Art: Inquiry-based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings(2007), with Fran Davidson,
  • That’s Not Fair: A Teacher’s Guide to Activism with Young Children (2000) and The Goodness of Rain (2013) which focuses on cultivating an ecological identity in young children.

2014/2015 Webinar Series

Nurturing Children’s Relationship with the Outdoors – Moving Beyond the Playground

Some initial thoughts about this idea can be found in Ann Pelo’s article, “A Pedagogy for Ecology”:

Nurturing an Ecological Identity

Paying Attention in the Outdoors

Being Curious in the Outdoors

Opening Our Hearts in the Outdoors

Being Modest and Humble in the Outdoors – Ecological Stewardship