The Cosmic Task of Creativity

Cultivating Ecological Intelligence Through the Curriculum

Kelly Johnson

What is the connection between ecoliteracy and guiding a child toward their Cosmic Task?

In the hurried, hyper stimulated, instantly gratified, connected- yet disconnected world, guiding an elementary age child toward their Cosmic Task can seem overwhelming on the best days. Nevertheless, by drawing on humans’ innate possibilities of creativity, along with a biological desire for true connection and love of our natural world, the Montessori Cosmic Curriculum provides teachers and students a map and systems to prepare the child for the journey.

In this presentation, we'll explore how and why intentionally amplifying the aspects of ecoliteracy, mindful focus, creativity, and nature connection inherent within the Cosmic Curriculum helps students (& teachers) embrace their cosmic task & build an equitable future for life on Earth.

You will come away from this presentation with a glimpse of the exciting science behind ecological intelligence and creativity. You will gain a practical understanding of accentuating these skills and implementing hands-on extension activities aligned with your cosmic curriculum.

A certificate of completion for 1.5 hours is provided. Learn more about certificates here.

"This presentation was a great sharing of philosophy and practical examples of cultivating ecological intelligence through our Cosmic Curriculum."

-Eileen Richter

We will look at:

What is actually meant by cosmic education and cosmic task, creativity, ecological intelligence, and ecological literacy.

Current cognitive research on ecological literacy and ecological intelligence and their importance.

Ways to amplify these concepts through your existing cultural curriculum and practical ideas to integrate into your classroom culture.

Kelly Johnson

Kelly seeks to guide humans of all ages to slow down and reconnect with their natural world, creatively. An artist, author, nature journaling guide, Montessorian, and children's garden facilitator, Kelly brings a lifetime of creative expression, academic exploration, and hands-on gardening experience to each of her endeavors. With Wings, Worms, and Wonder, Kelly aims to help and inspire humans to creatively connect with the natural world through the arts and gardening at home and school. Visit Wings, Worms, and Wonder: the online home of Kelly’s books, blog, workshops, nature journaling courses, school consultations, and more!

Kelly holds a BFA, MA, and AMS 6-9 certification.

"Kelly is an amazing presenter. This workshop is bursting with information and practical applications. I plan on rewatching to glean even more. And her resource attachment is invaluable."

-Andrea Clark

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This course consists of pre-recorded videos. You will gain access to all the videos as soon as you register. You have access for one year and you may watch at your convenience, as often as you wish, during that time.

Is this appropriate for parents?

The principles in this webinar can certainly be applied by parents. However, most of the examples used will be for a classroom setting and will reflect the student-teacher dynamic. We will not be addressing parents' needs specifically.


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