Deep Learning Made Playful with Everyday Materials: An Experiential Series & Book Study
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Deep Learning Made Playful with Everyday Materials: An Experiential Series & Book Study
Presented by: Misty Paterson
Located at: Online
Presented by: Cheryl Babin
Located at: Online
About the Session


Join Misty Paterson, author of the expanded and newly released Pop-Up Studio: Responsive Teaching for Today’s Learners, in a 3-part series that offers a creatively designed guide to help educators tap into and extend children’s natural curiosity and gain expertise in the subjects at hand.  

3-Part Series Outline

Session 1:  Deep Learning Made Playful with Everyday Materials 

Facilitated by author Misty Paterson, this 90 minute introductory workshop will engage participants into the learning, the book and the inspirations.

Session 2:  Making Connections: From Inspiration to Action

Facilitated by Cheryl Babin, Designer of Professional Learning from the CRC, this 90 minute session will be an opportunity to unpack the ideas presented in the workshop and book, and reflect on implementation and learning evidence from students.

Session 3:  Author Q & A

Circle back to author Misty Paterson, during this personal opportunity to collaborate and dig deeper into Pop-Up Studio and Deep Learning Made Playful with Everyday Materials.

This book and series will help teachers to:

  • Teach for understanding through concepts
  • Think with compelling materials
  • Ignite intellectual engagement through dynamic experiences

About the book:

The revised and expanded 2nd edition walks readers through the Pop-Up Studio elements and frameworks while providing visual galleries and vignettes of how this structure is enacted in REAL classrooms. Planning and assessment tools are also included to support cultivating and connecting Pop-Up Studios in your context.

Participants are required to order their own book, please use the following link

About the Presenter(s)

Misty Paterson Before there was Pop-Up Studio, it was just me: equal parts teacher and lifelong learner. I’ve taught in pre-school, elementary, and post-secondary classrooms, and embodied virtually every school stakeholder position you can think of: administrator, parent, IB PYP coordinator, parent council co-chair, consultant, and of course, student. I like to think these positions have made me more empathetic to the many ways our school curricula can improve—and the many blocks to achieving that. With a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, a certification in Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI), over 20 years of teaching experience, and a track record of turning schools around, it’s safe to say that education is more than my career—it’s my calling. Today, I think of myself as a curriculum and pedagogy artist and the classroom as a studio. In fact, I’m pursuing a PhD on just that! I hope to inspire artistry in your own classroom, whether it’s at “school” or at home. Now, let’s pop it up!

Cheryl Babin M.Ed., is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium.  With experience in public, international and independent schools as an educator, experiential learning director, instructional coach and consultant, Cheryl currently designs and facilitates online and face to face professional development sessions and serves as an International Baccalaureate Programme Coordinator.  Cheryl supported pre-service teachers as a sessional instructor for B. Ed. students at St. Mary's University in Calgary and has been an IB workshop leader in North America for 14 years. Specific areas of interest and experience include designing learning through pedagogy that ignites critical thinking, concept based curriculum and instruction, student engaged assessment, and the development of international-mindedness and global perspectives.  

Fee: $40.00

Registration Notes:

Participants are required to order their own book, please use the following link:

Misty Paterson Pop up
Misty with book