Webinars and Workshops
I offer a variety of school garden and outdoor learning workshops, walkshops and professional learning series that are customized for your school or organization’s objectives. I bring over 25 years of practical and professional teaching experience to my work, anchored in current research and scholarly theories.
Workshops listed below are examples of topics that have been popular in the past. You can absolutely request a combination of themes or curricular topics. If you don’t see the workshop you are looking for, contact me to see what we can come up with together! Outdoor classroom professional learning workshops run from 2-5 hours each and are generally suitable for parents, public and independent elementary school teachers, pre-service teachers, educational assistants, school councillors and other district personnel.
I prefer workshops be booked as a series. This enhances opportunities to enact change at both the school and district level. Click here to discuss how we can build a custom series for your school district’s needs.
COVID UPDATE: Most workshops and series are being booked in person again. I still offer remote learning webinars. Webinars tend to run shorter to maximize participation and participant enthusiasm for the workshop. Most webinars will be booked as a 120 minute block and offered as 90 minutes sessions, with time allocated for specific questions and discussions, in addition to the material presented.
This ten part series is offered monthly to school districts or organizations who wish to host professional learning for teachers in garden-based education. Each session will unpack systemic barriers with practical and cost-effective solutions that are scaffolded for capacity building.
These are strange and stressful days for educators heading back to school amidst a global pandemic. This 90 minute webinar is offered to districts or schools looking for inspiration, practical ideas, and capacity building for their school community who wish to take the learning outdoors as much as possible.
In this workshop we will explore the research on why unstructured outdoor play with loose parts is critical for developing children’s social, emotional and cognitive strengths.
In this workshop we will dig into the revised BC curriculum to explore the multiple opportunities for meaningful, hands on learning in your own school-yard.
Play isn’t just for primary! In this workshop, participants will be inspired by the use of loose parts for mathematical thinking, scientific inquiry and creative storytelling in the garden to engage learners from K-7 in meaningful, student directed inquiry.
Got dirt? In this workshop we will explore the science behind why kids and dirt grow so well together. Read more!