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Play Outdoors Magazine – New Workshops

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

Play Outdoors logo and a photo of a child going down a snow hill

We Have New Workshops!

 

In partnership with some of Canada’s most prominent outdoor play educators, we are offering a multitude of workshop topics to educate, inspire, and bring new ideas to your childcare practice.

All attendees receive a certificate of completion for their continuous learning portfolio.

Upcoming Sessions

 

Photo of children playing outsideFresh Air Vibes: The importance of getting outside and being active for younger grades (K – 6)

In this fun and interactive workshop, we will discuss creating an outdoor learning space for your students and some simple games that you can play in any area!

PRESENTER: Court Rustemeyer

Court teaches outdoor education for Grades 7 to 9 at Vincent Massey in Calgary. Court has 13 years of teaching experience and is also the president of the Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) for the Alberta Teachers’ Association, where he helps lead professional development sessions and workshops.

January 31st at 6:00pm Mountain Time

C$19

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Photo of children playing in the forest5 Minute Field Trips! Learning to lead, facilitate and debrief mini adventures and games with your students

Learn how to do a 5 minute field trip! Free resources are available with this session. Tons of games, activities, and lessons that require very little planning and prep for all grades!

PRESENTER: Court Rustemeyer

Court teaches outdoor education for Grades 7 to 9 at Vincent Massey in Calgary. Court has 13 years of teaching experience and is also the president of the Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) for the Alberta Teachers’ Association, where he helps lead professional development sessions and workshops.

February 10th at 6:00pm Mountain Time

C$19

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Photo of a child playing in a treeHow does pedagogical documentation inform programming?

Pedagogical documentation is often thought of as a way of telling the stories of children’s play and learning. When documentation is pedagogical, it plays a key role in programming.

This session will examine how pedagogical documentation informs emergent and inspiring programming opportunities for and with children.

PRESENTER: Dr. Beverlie Dietze

Beverlie has a passion for early childhood education and has spent her career as an educator, researcher, and writer on an array of topics, including play, programming and outdoor pedagogy.

February 19th at 8:30am Pacific Time

C$19

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TPhoto of child carrying a stick walking in the foresthe Magic of Sticks

Children are attracted to sticks, but why? What is so magical about them in the eyes of children?

This workshop is intended to examine if, how, and why sticks can be used by and with children in those magical ways in group settings, while contributing to their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

PRESENTER: Dr. Beverlie Dietze

Beverlie has a passion for early childhood education and has spent her career as an educator, researcher, and writer on an array of topics, including play, programming and outdoor pedagogy.

February 28th at 6:30pm Pacific Time

C$19

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Details

Start:
January 31 @ 8:00 am
End:
February 28 @ 5:00 pm