Outdoor Play in Early Learning November 3

Registration is closed for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Christina at christina@connectedbynature.ca or 403-998-4782

Everything is possible outside -  children are more physically active, the natural world enters through all the senses, community connections are made and emergent curriculum takes off! In this full day session we will explore the research on outdoor play in the early years, hear stories from early childhood educators and get outside to play. You will come away inspired with ideas to implement Monday morning and connections to support long-term change to your professional practice. Come ready to spend part of the day outside, we will learn by doing!

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018

Time: 9am - 4pm

Location: Irish Culture Centre, Calgary 6452 35 Ave NW.

Cost: $90.00 includes lunch and snacks

Funding note: PD funding for CDS is available through the AECEA for this workshop, you must apply before the event to qualify. PD funding for CDA and CDW is available through the Ministry of Human Services - Accreditation Funding.          



8:30 - Registration table opens. Coffee and tea available.

9:00 - Welcome and keyote by Dr. Beverlie Dietze.

Outdoor play in the early years, why is it important and how does it support early learning.

10:00 - Break. Coffee, tea and snacks.

10:15 - Stories from the field. 4 early childhood educators share their experiences with outdoor play.

11:00 - Break. Coffee, tea.

11:10 - Den building outside.

12:00 - Lunch

12:45 - 3:30 Rotate between three different sessions. Everyone attends all three sessions.

Risk Benefit Assessments - A communication and learning tool with Dr. Beverlie Dietze
The Role of the Educator in Outdoor Play with Shannon Stewart
Outdoor Play Provocations with Christina Pickles

3:30 Next Steps and Wrap up

4:00 Depart