Nature Play SA is excited to be offering an inspiring range of professional learning opportunities for educators in 2020.
These new offerings will provide educators with the opportunity to explore outdoor learning and curriculum connections, the link between innovation, STEM and nature as well as developing the confidence to engage with Nature Pedagogy.
The ‘Wittunga Sessions’ are a series of after school or half day workshops to explore different focus areas for outdoor, nature-based learning. We have also developed a ‘Roadshow’ series of professional learning offerings that come to you. This is a product designed for communities who prefer to work on site or in their local area and can all be tailored for partnerships or school clusters.
Term 1 – Week 5
Nature Play Program Development for Child Studies and Outdoor Education Teachers
This workshop has been designed to support secondary teachers with the planning and implementation of units of work focused on nature play within a Stage 1 and Stage 2 context.
DATE: Tuesday 25th February, 2020
TIME: 4.30 – 6.30 pm
COST: $65 per person + GST (Afternoon tea will be provided)
LOCATION: Wittunga House, Corner of Sherbourne Rd and Shepherds Hill Rd Blackwood
This two-hour session will provide participants with:
• Background information and an understanding of the beginnings of the nature play movement.
• Contemporary issues relating to children and their development, including nature play pedagogies and global trends.
• Practical resources for program development – handouts, workbooks, research hubs and texts.
• Sample ideas and a framework for possible assessment tasks, including practical activities, group activities and investigations.
•Q and A session to explore ways to establish a student led nature play mentoring program and resources to support.
At the end of this session, you will have a thorough understanding of what nature play is and the global development of nature pedagogy, including challenges and opportunities within an education context.
This is a great opportunity to network with like-minded teachers and share practise, as well as leaving with resources to complement your own programs, including suggestions for set text and readings for students.