|Located at:||Connect Charter School|
|5915 Lewis Drive SW, Calgary, AB|
TARGET AUDIENCE: K-3 TEACHERS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS WORKING IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, CHILDCARE CENTRES AND PRESCHOOLS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Outdoor play is an essential part of childhood, it connects children with the natural world, allows for more physical movement, contributes to a sense of place and opens up opportunities for inquiry and emergent curriculum. Our role as educators in outdoor play is to provide an environment that opens up play opportunities for children that trigger their curiosity and support their learning.
In this two day Summer Institute, you will…
This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.
Christina Pickleshas been an environmental educator for 20 years working with people of all ages in the badlands, streams, forests and wetlands of Alberta. For the past four years, she has supported the Get Outside and Play Early Childhood Network that works with K-3 teachers, early childhood educators and others interested in swinging the pendulum back towards a world where children can gain all the benefits and value of outdoor play. She lives in Calgary close to the Bow River and can often be found throwing rocks in the water with her family.
Includes: Light Lunch
Nature Ideas booklets will be available for purchase for $25. It is a guidebook full of ideas for outdoor play curiosity triggers.
Note: This is not essential to the program but a supplement.