Moore Montessori Community School (MMCS) teacher workshop
MMCS is a public charter school serving Moore County, North Carolina. The design-programming workshop led by Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco with related user-needs surveys provided community input for creating an outdoor learning master plan/designs.
Workshop segments included:
- Orientation. Robin Moore reviewing the site diagram (poster created by NLI for a kick-off, fund-raising event earlier in the Fall, 2021) to help teaching staff and school leadership understand existing site conditions and to provide a vehicle for expressing ideas about developing outdoor play and learning spaces. Photos around poster edge illustrate potential site developments based on prior work at other Montessori schools.
- Site Safari. Teachers divided into small groups (a & b), with clipboards and site base plans (c) to make notes while exploring, observing, and discussing different areas of the 10-acre site and needed improvements to support MMCS outdoor learning programs (primary, lower elementary, and upper elementary levels).
- Sharing Ideas. Back indoors site safari groups worked by level on posters to represent their ideas, presented to the whole group, and discussed next steps to implement them.