It’s All About Me Conference
Date(s) - Mar 2, 2019
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
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AM Session: Tools for Tough Times: Taming Tigers and slowing down Tasmanian Devils – The secrets of working with those with challenging behaviours.
Some people you serve are challenged in following directions, behave appropriately with others, cross boundaries and are unable to stay within the lines of a planned activity. By the end of the workday, staff can be found exhausted, unsure of what to do next, and discouraged by their unsuccessful efforts. Taming a group full of tigers and settling down Tasmanian Devils is no circus act and definitely not an easy task. Learn and utilize a new skill that will bring more balance to a shared environment. Topics emphasized include:
• Effective communication tools and agreements
• Understanding the differences between independence, dependence, codependency and interdependent relationships
• Games and activities that teach while being inclusive – for both in and out of the classroom
• The Big R Words – Routines, Responsibilities, Relevancy, Rights, Rules, and Relationships when working with children and youth
• HALTS … and more!
PM Session: Connecting Famous Children’s Characters to Place Based Education: When Peter Rabbit stepped on Pooh
Many of our beloved fictional children’s characters, from Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh and Anne of Green Gables, shape the imagination of young – and old readers alike – through their adventures in nature, their simplicity and friendship.
Many of the stories creatively display social-emotional learning opportunities in a simple and relatable way. What would happen if we could bring our learners into the story and utilizes our outside places to teach? Could the 100 Acre Woods that intrigued Christopher Robin or Mr. McGregor’s Vegetable Garden be recreated in another setting?
Place based learning mixed with story telling supports children’s creativity and the natural places that surround them. The story of place and the characters that come from these settings is how place based education works magic with young learners.
Let’s take nature education and connect it to all aspects of place, like local history, environment, and love for the natural world. Every place can have a story – in the city, the schoolyard, the forest or your backyard! This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of place-based education with emphasis on lessons of environmental responsibility and imaginative play. Walk away with simple and low cost ideas of how you can use places) and stories as tools for learning that are engaging and relevant.
Registration starts November 26 2018
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604 533 4425
Jeff Willis, founder & principal consultant at Creative Toolbox As a skilled energetic facilitator and speaker, Jeff has spent over 25 years working with a variety of organizations using supportive, innovative and experiential techniques to improve team collaboration and staff effectiveness. His passion is derived from his breadth of understanding of experiential education, his various senior roles within the outdoor recreation industry, his successful entrepreneurial endeavors and his commitment to community advocacy.