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Linking the Curriculum and the Outdoor Classroom

This workshop will build the confidence of educators who want to use a local space or their own space for outdoor play with their tamariki. It will provide skills, knowledge and ideas to support children’s play in an outdoor environment. Aimed at ECE and Primary teachers there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.

What You Will Gain

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Understanding of the research and Benefits of outdoor play and learning in nature

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Schema, loose parts and risky play in nature

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Recognising learning and linking the curriculum

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Te ao Māori and the outdoor classroom

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Risk assessment and management outdoors

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A practical Whittling or Fire lighting session

Further Information

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1 Day Workshop approx 6-6.5hours

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A mix of both theory and practical – inside and outside no matter what the weather! Having appropriate clothing is essential

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A certificate of completion will be available when finished

Investment, Dates and Locations

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$175 (Earlybird – approx 30 days before course date)

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$200 per person (Standard Registration)

QUEENSTOWN

Date: 28 August 2021

WANAKA

Date: 4 September 2021

Who Are Your Trainers

CELIA HOGAN is the founder of Little Kiwis Nature Play based in Christchurch. Celia is a passionate advocate for getting children outdoors and into nature. With over 20 years of outdoor and nature education experience, she runs Bush Kindy sessions for preschoolers in Christchurch and runs professional learning and development for ECE and Primary teachers, educators and parents. Celia loves to share her knowledge to help others better their practice and she stands behind the concept that there is never just one way to do things. Celia is currently trying to change legislation to allow full time bush kindergartens to start in New Zealand.

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