Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

This directory lists organizations & specific events hosted virtually or face-to-face for educators across Canada linked specifically to outdoor learning. Found 15 Resources.

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May 28, 2020: Finding Hope Through Connecting to the Land

May 28, 2020: Finding Hope Through Connecting to the Land

Nasuʔkin (Chief) Joe Pierre Jr. will lead this online presentation to educators to help find hope through the land.

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CBEEN Webinars

CBEEN Webinars

CBEEN offers a wide variety of webinars to assist educators in expanding their outdoor learning tool kit. Sign-up for one today!

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Natural Curiosity Webinars

Natural Curiosity Webinars

Natural Curiosity offers a diversity of webinars that aim to promote outdoor learning and empower educators in building classroom community through thoughtful outdoor lessons.

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Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors NOW!

Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors NOW!

A growing number of outdoor programs for preschool-aged children have been established in British Columbia following models from Germany, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and the UK. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health recommendations encourage British Columbians to go outside to reduce transmission risks. COVID-19 combined with the mounting research on the importance of outdoor play for children’s learning, development and health has meant that outdoor early childhood programs are gaining momentum. Under the provincial Community Care and Assisted Living Act, licensed child care requires an indoor facility and Outdoor-based early childhood programs must operate independent of current Child Care Licensing Regulations. Amidst a second wave of COVID-19 and new growth in the outdoor-based early childhood field, now is the time to re-examine this.

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Natural Curiosity in the normal a COVID look at the Indigenous Lens Webinar

Natural Curiosity in the normal a COVID look at the Indigenous Lens Webinar

This webinar will highlight an Indigenous lens on the current crisis in education. Indigenous perspectives, land-based learning and inquiry, sitting in friendship within the Natural Curiosity framework, invite us to embrace the outdoors and our local environment as another teacher. Doug and Maria will share their knowledge and expertise in decolonizing pedagogy as we venture outdoors to protect the health and wellbeing of students and teachers. Through conversation, we will challenge ourselves and our participants to reflect on the perspectives, opportunities and strengths that we bring to our school communities.

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Ever Active Schools Professional Learning

Ever Active Schools Professional Learning

Ever Active schools provides high-quality professional learning opportunities for school communities in areas that support comprehensive school health and the diverse needs of school communities

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Outdoor Play Canada

Outdoor Play Canada

Outdoor Play Canada’s events calendar highlight both virtual events and some in person events for educators across Canada.

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North American Association for Environmental Education Learning

North American Association for Environmental Education Learning

Webinars, workshops, online courses the NAAEE has it all when it comes to professional development for educators in North America.

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Association of Experiential Educators

Association of Experiential Educators

AEE sponsors a variety of events for experiential educators, practitioners and students from around the world to come together in a supportive community with the goal of promoting, defining, developing, and applying the theories and practices of experiential education. AEE conferences are designed to help you to develop professionally, find employment or employees, learn valuable new strategies and skills to integrate into your work, and develop lasting personal and professional relationships.

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Evergreen Professional Development

Evergreen Professional Development

Evergreen Brick Works professional development opportunities offered virtually as well as in person (gradually) at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto.

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EEPSA Events

EEPSA Events

A whole bunch of professional development opportunities for educators offered online and in-person. This is updated regularly so make sure to check back often!

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Wilderness Awareness School

Wilderness Awareness School

Offers a diversity of adult & youth programs steeped in deep nature connection. Though they host their programs in Western Washington many are available online as well.

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Outdoor Council of Canada Courses

Outdoor Council of Canada Courses

Leadership training for Canadians that prepare you for leading others outdoors.

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Classrooms 2 Communities Conference

Classrooms 2 Communities Conference

An annual conference open to all educators focused on place-based education. This years’ conference is offered online.

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Green Teacher Webinars

Green Teacher Webinars

A wide variety of webinars offered to everyone for free, register for one today!

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