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Course Description

Are you interested in engaging in specialized training on developing environments that support children in outdoor child-led, inquiry rich outdoor play in all kinds of weather and seasons? If so, this unique professional learning experience is for you. This program includes on-line and face-to-face training sessions including mentor support.
This training is designed for early childhood leaders who wish to develop facilitation skills on the theory of outdoor pedagogy and how theory is applied to outdoor spaces and children’s experiences in various early learning and childcare settings. Participants will examine effective facilitation strategies that incorporate theoretical knowledge. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be introduced in planning effective workshops and all participants will prepare components of an outdoor workshop.

The face-to-face sessions will occur in the communities of Kelowna, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and Vernon.

About the Facilitators:

Deidre Craig and Linda O’Donoghue are champions of a transformative approach to education. With their expertise in harnessing the power of outdoor spaces and places as a dynamic classroom, they create rich and immersive learning experiences that transcend traditional boundaries. These educators understand that the outdoors offer endless opportunities for exploration, critical thinking, and holistic development. They nurture curiosity, resilience, and a deep connection to the natural world, inspiring learners to enhance facilitation skills from an outdoor play lens.

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Section Title
Specialized Outdoor Play Facilitator Training
Type
CS Course
Dates
Nov 20, 2023 to Dec 15, 2023
Type
CS Course
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Nov 22, 2023
Type
CS Course
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Nov 29, 2023
Type
CS Course
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Dec 06, 2023
Type
CS Course
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Dec 13, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.0
Location
  • Online
Campus
Online  
Course Fee(s)
tuition $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 13, 2023
Section Notes

On-line Learning Sessions:

Outdoor Play: Why Is the Push So Prevalent Now and the Use of Experiential Learning Strategies Important.

How learners learn and how learning influences facilitation and topics such as preparing children and educators for all kinds of weather.

Creating Engaging Professional Learning: How the Cycles of Curiosity and Inquiry Support Children making Connections Outdoors.

Role Modeling Changes to Practice: Provocations and Invitations: Why and how they are Different

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