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Professional Development for Educators

Professional development workshops for teachers and early childhood educators interested in outdoor learning and play for students.

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It’s time to get outside with the children in your life! At all our creative outdoor experiences, Kindergarten – Grade 12 teachers and Early Childhood Educators will explore nature-focused and experiential teaching and learning practices. Our workshops will equip you with inquiry and play-based approaches that are easy to implement right away.

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You’ll leave with curriculum-connected and child-friendly activities that will inspire you to get outside!

Find out how outdoor learning enhances physical and mental health, resiliency and social skills, and how these approaches directly support Ontario curriculum and education policies. At our workshops, you’ll take part in innovative Outdoor Learning Labs that will enrich your relationships with children, build social cohesion and support both child and educator well-being. At the end of the day, you’ll leave with a certificate and resources to help put your new lessons into action.

Make sure to register for our Outdoor Classroom newsletter for classroom resources, workshops and more. 

Upcoming Workshops: Now Online!

Registration for this exciting new offering is now open.

Campers at Evergreen Adventure Camp (Photo Credit: Lyle Sadavoy)

Virtually outdoors: strategies for connecting children to nature from home and classroom

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Keeping children connected to nature has never been more important than it is right now. It's also never felt more daunting to many parents and educators. 

Join Evergreen facilitators for an inspiring, experiential online workshop full of creative ideas for connecting children with nature while staying close to home during social distancing. From games to storytelling, virtual nature hikes to vital wellness exercises, we'll share our favourite activities, tools and easy to use apps that can be implemented in your online classroom, child care centre or home right away. 

Despite the fact that we may not be going outside as much as we used to, that doesn't mean we can't continue our critical work cultivating lasting relationships between children and the natural world. And of course all of our approaches will work equally well within your classroom or childcare space once they are filled with laughing, learning children again! 

Meaningfully connecting children to nature from home and classroom calls for a playful, creative and participatory approach- learn how to do it with Evergreen- virtually outdoors!

Participants will receive:

  • Evergreen Educators Certificate
  • Evergreen resources
  • Pre-workshop reading materials (via email)
  • A Zoom link to the workshop

Dates: 

This is a two part workshop on the following dates.

Friday, May 15, 2020 — 9–10:30am

Friday, May 22, 2020 — 9–10:30am

Price: $75 (+HST) per attendee

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Custom Professional Development Workshops

Have an idea for a professional development workshop for your education team? Reach out to us! We'd be happy to customize a workshop. 15+ attendees required.

Contact us to learn more at pdworkshops@evergreen.ca.

Where

Workshops are held at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, Ontario. See how to get here.

Cancellation Policy

We require 10 days cancellation notice prior to your scheduled workshop date. If you cancel within that time limit you will be charged $25, which is required to cover our administration costs.


If you are interested in having a professional learning opportunity delivered at another location or event, please contact us at pdworkshops@evergreen.ca.