Workshops

CBEEN is pleased to host workshops, as well as support our members in hosting professional development workshops in their communities.

Please note: since we are already financially supporting the workshops below we cannot provide additional support through our professional development bursary program.

Making Inquiry Work Workshop
Learning for a Sustainable Future

September 23
Cranbrook

What you’ll learn:

Educators are faced with the challenge of preparing students for a changing 21st century world. Institutes bring together educators to share their interests and experiences while advancing their practice and that of their colleagues. At this 1-day workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to identify and begin to address their individual questions, issues and challenges relevant to applying inquiry in their professional practice.
For more information go to: cbeen.ca/inquiry/

TO REGISTER:

To register, email Jennifer Roberts at Jennifer.Roberts@sd5.bc.ca. Deadline for registration is September 15. Please note that this is only available for teachers in School District 5.

Coyote Mentoring Workshop
Nature’s Tracks Forest Play

October 20 – 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Golden – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (Dawn Nordic Trails)

What you’ll learn:

Coyote Mentoring is a powerful nature-based educational model that fosters a deep connection with the natural world. This workshop will give you an introduction to the natural learning cycle and essential routines that ground and reconnect us with the natural world and an understanding of how stories can be used to create powerful learning experiences.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information go to: http://www.canmoreforestplay.com/professional-development.html

David Sobel – Place-based Education: Making Schools More Like a Farmers’ Market

October 26 – 4pm-6pm
Cranbrook @ School District 5 Office

What you’ll learn:

David Sobel has spent the last twenty-five years working in the field of child development, place-based education, and parenting with nature. He currently serves as Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. His expertise and passion has led to authoring seven previous books and being identified as one of the “gurus and rock stars of environmental education” by Teacher magazine.

TO REGISTER:

We have 10 complimentary spots for community/outdoor educators who are CBEEN members. Registration will open soon! Teachers – contact your school district admin team to find out if there is space available for you to attend.

David Sobel – Ecophobia and Design Principles for Outdoor Learning

October  27 – 1 pm – 3 pm
Creston @ Creston Education Center

What you’ll learn:

David Sobel has spent the last twenty-five years working in the field of child development, place-based education, and parenting with nature. He currently serves as Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. His expertise and passion has led to authoring seven previous books and being identified as one of the “gurus and rock stars of environmental education” by Teacher magazine.

TO REGISTER:

We have 10 complimentary spots for community/outdoor educators who are CBEEN members. Registration will open soon! Teachers – contact your school district admin team to find out if there is space available for you to attend.

Interpreter Certification Course
Interpretive Guides Association

November 3 – 4
Kimberley

What you’ll learn:

CBEEN is hosting this Apprentice Interpreter Certification course as part of our Fall Gathering. This is suitable for all guides, interpreters and teachers wishing to gain a greater understanding of our local environment, and tools to engage and manage groups outdoors. Includes a 1-year registration with the Interpretive Guides Association, course materials and a test. You’ll learn about the natural and cultural history of the local region, interpretive tools & techniques. There will also be an interpretive prop making workshop (optional).

Cost:

$95 for CBEEN Members / $220 for Non-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Climate Change Education Workshop
CBEEN

March 3
Nelson

What you’ll learn:

CBEEN will work with local and regional partners to offer 1-day workshop for educators to learn more about climate change science in the Columbia Basin, and best practices for sharing this information with audiences of all ages.

For more information go to: http://cbeen.ca/climate-change/

TO REGISTER:

Registration will open soon.

Risky Play Workshop
Forest School Canada

April 15 – 16
Creston

What you’ll learn:

This is a two-day workshop around the importance of risky play in childhood development, learning, and health. Participants will examine play types in both educational and recreational settings, and will explore how to support children engaging in risky play while still fulfilling the duty of care as an educator and/or care provider. Participants will also learn how to develop and conduct risk/benefit assessments, including the dynamic risk assessment wherein children are included in the assessment and management of risk, and will examine how all of these risk assessments can be done within their own specific educational or recreational settings.

For more information: http://childnature.ca/forest-school-canada/

TO REGISTER:

Registration will open soon.

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