Celia Hogan joins us again from Canterbury’s little kiwis nature play with a 1-day PLAY workshop: ‘Nature and the Curriculum: Play based Learning’ in the Outdoor Classroom – Saturday 10 October – Mt Maunganui
‘Very comprehensive and hands on practical ideas to take back to my classroom. Celia you are very inspiring. Thank you for your relaxed and friendly presentation. Most enjoyable’ – Kathy, Primary school teacher
We’d be graced for Teachers | Parents | Unschoolers | Playcentre Parents | Education Support Workers…
People working, exploring and playing along children and young people to join us for:
‘Great workshop. Very informative, innovative and up to date’ Jenny, ECE teacher
‘Nature and the Curriculum: Play based Learning’ – SATURDAY
This 6 hour workshop will cover:
* Benefits of nature play
* Schema, loose parts and risky play
* Recognising learning and linking the curriculum
* The role of the teacher in the outdoor classroom
* Risk management and group management outdoors
* Making Fire with Flint and Steel
* Whittling with Knives
This 1-day workshop will build the confidence of educators who want to educate children through nature in either their own natural environment or a local nature space. It will provide skills, knowledge and ideas to support children’s play in an outdoor environment while helping to make links to the both Te Whāriki and The NZ Curriculum. Aimed at ECE and Primary Teachers, Parents, Unschoolers and Homeschoolers there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.
Place based learning in a play based pedagogy – SUNDAY
Place based learning is all about experiencing and exploring your local environment in meaningful ways. Having these types of experiences gives us opportunities to connect with our place, learn new things about our local spaces, learn to value them more, take care of them and to then be empowered to act in real ways.
Papatuanuku has shown us that the earth is hurting. Lockdown has shown us that if we make changes, we can heal our earth. Are we listening?
Through lockdown there has been a lot of time spent in our local environments. We explored, we experienced, we noticed, we were present. Did we like what we saw? Were we disheartened? Were we filled with Joy?
In this full-day workshop, we will explore place-based learning outside the classroom either within your grounds or in your local natural spaces. We will cover:
The what, why and how of place-based learning
Identifying barriers and opportunities for place-based learning in your setting
What a culturally responsive approach could look like including kaitiakitanga
How a play-based pedagogy can weave into place-based learning
Developing an action plan for you to take away and make it happen
Practical tips and ideas to help build confidence in teaching outside the classroom
Group management in an outdoor setting, including a discussion on managing behaviours in an outdoor environment
Experiential learning principles will be applied during the workshop, and there will be opportunities for group discussion and personal reflection to ensure there are meaningful connections to apply back to your local environment.
Celia Hogan is passionate about getting children outdoors and into Nature. She is a strong advocate for child led play, nature play, risky play, building resilience, and improving mental health and well-being through nature. Celia originally studied outdoor recreation and adult education. For the past 20 years she has worked for a variety of outdoor education and personal development organisations. Celia works hard to change the face of education in New Zealand. She led a petition on the steps of parliament to enable full time nature-based kindergartens to start in New Zealand and her personal goal is to see every child spending at least 3 hours outside every day. To make this happen she runs professional development training, workshops and conferences for teachers and educators to boost their confidence and help them to get outside every day. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and has survived a variety of crisis’ both professionally and personally to give some real depth to her conversations and believes mindset matters. Celia is a natural and welcoming speaker and manages to juggle speaking engagements, running her Bush Kindy sessions for pre-schoolers and their whanau and taking her own kids on mini adventures in nature.
‘You are so amazing and taught us so much and made me feel more confident about exploring more in an outdoor environment’ Kayla, ECE teacher
Scout Hall 13 May Street Mt Maunganui Bay of Plenty New Zealand | Aoteaora
***Early Bird*** (if paid by Friday 14 August 2020) $195.00 (includes lunch)
Slow Bird(if paid from Saturday 15 August 2020 ) $225.00 (includes lunch)
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Transfers INSTEAD of refunds:
Due to Celia’s workshops selling out, the costs and organisation to bring her from the South Island and for catering reasons we cannot offer cancellations. Thanks for understanding on this matter – you are however welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else.
If we need to postpone or cancel the event, we will fully refund the cost of the ticket. Please note: we cannot refund the ticketing costs incurred by the Ticketing company.
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“I just wanted to thank you again for providing such a nurturing environment and food for us at the workshop yesterday. Also many thanks for taking the photos of my quirky seed pod creations. Hope I get to attend something else you organise one day.”
“I still feel completely heart-full and inspired after yesterday. And the food, wow. Emily, it was just sensational! It was a pleasure to meet you and everyone else there! Thank you.”
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