March 16, 2022
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator
The Morton Arboretum
Daisies Early Childhood Education & Care Centre
Professional Learning and Development Trainer
Sponsored by Storypark.
FEATURING NATURAL LEARNING EXPERTS: Megan Gessler, Anne, Mead, and Amanda Higgins
This unique webinar, presented by authors from The Environmental Kinship International (EKI), will be the first of two that will share the concepts from their new framework for nature-based early childhood educators. The Children’s Environmental Kinship Guide presents an overarching nature-based pedagogy with every-day pragmatic examples for educators and administrators alike. The guide highlights intentional practices from a variety of places, cultures, population densities, and communities in the hopes of creating an international dialog on fostering environmental kinship in the early years. The authors will walk you through conception, philosophy, usage, stories, and aspirations for the future.
In this first session, the authors will share the origin of this new approach to nature pedagogy, why a specific framework is needed for educators in nature-based programs, how the Guide can be used, and the resources to support its use.
The second webinar, which will cover the practical aspects of applying this framework in the classroom will be held on March 30, 2022.
Join this webinar to learn:
- The need for and importance of pedagogical framing specifically for early childhood nature programs.
- How to use the Guide.
- Applications for early educators
See the second webinar, which will cover the practical aspects of applying this framework in the classroom. (March 30, 2022.)
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
Only 3,000 people at one time can attend our webinars, but registration often tops 4,000. Only the first 3,000 people to click the link to attend the webinar will be able to get in. We start the webinars 30 minutes in advance of the start time. Arrive early to make sure you get in.
Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma
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