Community of Practice: Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors Series
Date(s) - Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tri-Cities CCRR, Via Zoom
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A seven-hour professional development certificate will be given to participants who attend all 4 sessions.
Dates: Wednesday, September 15, Thursday, September 16 & 23 and Saturday, September 25, 2021
Times: Wednesday & Thursday, 7:00-9:00 pm & Saturday 9:30-11:00 am
Join our CCRR consultants as we view a series of videos and explore the experience, research, and stories from outdoor and land-based education. Each series will end with collaborative dialogue based on the viewings of that evening, and Day 4 will be a wrap-up of all the viewings, we hope you join us in this series.
Policymakers, practitioners, researchers and families are invited to Advancing Early Childhood Education Outdoors Now to bring into focus visions of licensed early childhood education outdoors tailored to British Columbia and identify next steps toward their manifestations. Three-panel discussions bring together local and international experiences, research, and stories from experts and leaders in the fields of outdoor and land-based education, health, law, and psychology.
Day 1 Video One:
With an introduction from Richard Stanwick and territorial welcome from Morgan Guerin, Musqueam Chief & Council, Fisheries Department. Listen in as Helen Dodd, Professor of Child Psychology, UK, Carie Green, Associate Professor, School of Education, Alaska, Henry Mathias, Head of Professional Standards and Practice, Care Inspectorate, Scotland and Kate Smolina, Director, Observatory for Population and Public Health, BC discuss the importance of outdoor education.
Day 2 Video Two:
May Sam, a Cowichan First Nation who is an elder in residence at both UVic and Camosun College, offers a beautiful territorial welcoming as we launch into listening to our 4 amazing panelists. Mads Bølling Postdoc research fellow at the Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, Aron Bookman, Partner at Carfra Lawton LLP. Carfra Lawton LLP, Danielle Alphonse Regional Innovation Chair for Aboriginal Early Child Development, Vancouver Island University, British Columbia and Aliza Yair Program Specialist, Outdoor Preschool Pilot Program, State Department of Children, Youth and Families, Washington all speak about their experiences with outdoor education in an early childhood setting.
Day 3 Video Three:
Liz Williams-Hamolick, from the Gitksen Nuchanuhl Nation in northern BC, offers us a territorial welcome before we launch into listening to our 4 fantastic panelists. Dr. Mariana Brussoni, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Liz Williams-Hamolick, a Child Care Manager in her small Language Nest and Principal of Primary School in Northern BC, Tricia Edgar, co-founder and Director of Fresh Air Learning, and Dr. Shelley MacClure, Regional Manager for the Community Care Facilities Licensing program in Island Health. These panelists bring home the message and meaning around licensing outdoor education now.
As we wrap up our Community of Practice series, please come prepared with pictures, questions and comments of your outdoor spaces to share with the group. Based on the videos, we will take this time to reflect together to build a variety of ideas to add to your outdoor environments. This session will conclude with a review on the Principles of Learning that are highlighted in the BC Early Learning Framework.
Suitable for all early learning professionals and parents.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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604-931-3400 Ext. 0
Crystal Bunnett & Azziza Jiwan-Rehmat