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I am excited to be offering this series of learning opportunities. I have partnered with some fabulous educators who bring unique perspective to outdoor play and learning and I am looking forward to learning along side you! Each session will include practical information you can take away and apply right away in your classrooms and programs. There will also be an opportunity for you to connect with your colleagues in small breakout groups, allowing you to reflect on your experiences and consider how to apply the new learning from these sessions.

Certificates of attendance will also be available once you attend the session.

AND, I have giveaways! I am a partner with the Outdoor Learning Store, a new social enterprise supporting outdoor learning across Canada. 4 of these sessions will include a draw for a $50 gift certificate for this new on-line store.

Supporting Young Children with Diverse Abilities Outside

March 17      7pm - 8:30pm MST

Cost: $15.00

Full. Please contact Christina directly at 403-998-4782 or christina@getoutsideandplay.ca to check on any available spots.

How can we support all children outdoors? This question guides the panel discussion with 3 educators with experience in this area. They will share their insights, experiences, and tips on working with children with diverse abilities in an outdoor setting.

Loose Parts - Inspiration for Indoor and Outdoor Play

March 24    7pm - 8:30pm MST

Cost: $15.00

In this webinar, Veronica and I will be giving examples of how loose parts can support children’s interests in indoor and outdoor environments. You will leave this session with ideas and inspiration to create learning experiences that flow between the indoors and outdoors.

Pedagogical Documentation in Outdoor Environments

April 7    6:30pm - 8pm MST

Cost: $15.00

This session will examine outdoor play pedagogical documentation as a tool to engage in reflective practice, expand children’s learning and collaborate with families and community members.

 

Assessing Outdoor Play Spaces

 

April 12   7pm - 8:30pm MST

Cost: $15.00

There is a need to design outdoor spaces that provide children with numerous opportunities to engage in rich and dynamic experiences, play and experimentation. This session will introduce you to strategies to assess outdoor play space designs for the experiences children need.

Physical Activity in the Early Years

April 21   7pm - 8:30pm MST

Cost: $15.00

Children are more active when they are outdoors. Simply taking children outdoors allows them to move their bodies in different ways - they can be bigger, louder and faster! In this session we will share the fundamentals of physical literacy in the early years and connect this all to getting outside.

Talking with Parents and Colleagues about Outdoor Play

April 28   6:30pm - 8:00pm MST

Cost: $15.00

You know it is important, you have seen what’s possible when you take children outside. How do we communicate this with parents and colleagues who only see the barriers? How can we support adults so children can have access to this fundamental experience of childhood?