Workshop Schedule 2017
COEO Make Peace With winter –
Let Them Play Series
Nippising District, Ontario Concluded
Risk Play/Challenge Play in the Early Years
Adamstown, Maryland – Concluded
Mattawa, Ontario – Concluded
COEO Fall Conference
Let Them Play Series
Rama, Ontario – Concluded
Hands in the Dirt
Midhurst, Ontario – Concluded
COEO Make Peace With Winter –
Nippising District – Concluded
Risking it All (Formerly Risk and Challenge Play in the Early Years)
Fredrick, MD – April 6-8
Barbara has 20 years experience in developing and training professionals and parents on child directed programming and techniques. Barbara Sheridan founded and is in her sixth year of being lead teacher at Barrie Forest Kindergarten and Nature School, she is the host of Campfire Chats, a podcast produced by Early Learning Explorations, and a vlogger and resident writer for Play Empowers and Playvolution. She has received her Forest Kindergarten Teacher training, a Child and Youth Work diploma, a Degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education focusing on innovation, creativity and sustainability. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge and experience to you. Please explore our workshop section or contact us if you would like us to explore a new topic.
Read an interview with Barbara HERE
Watch as she explains her views on “bad behaviour” HERE
Hear a 20 Questions Podcast for everything you wanted to know about Barbara HERE
We offer workshops with educators on how to include play and inquiry based learning in your classroom. We also provide workshops that include elements involved with innovative learning with your students (risk, self regulation etc). Workshops are customizable to your audience so we can tweak current workshops to suit your group or we can work on a new workshop topic you think would be of interest to your group.
Let Them Play 4 Part Series
Ontario has come out with a new innovative program for students in the kindergarten program that encourages play, inquiry based learning and innovative learning practices. This series benefits not only teachers in the Ontario school boards that teach kindergarten but also pre school and primary teachers in Ontario and outside Ontario who want to follow teaching practices that include more facilitation, play, inquiry and innovative learning.
Workshop Series (90 minutes each or 1 full day for all 4)
1. Problem Solving and Innovation in a Primary Classroom
2. Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics in an Innovative Primary Classroom
3. Who’s in Control? Self Regulation and Well Being in a Primary Classroom
4. Community classrooms. How to facilitate student belonging and contributing to the classroom.
Single Workshops (90-120 minutes)
Inquiring Minds – Inquiry based Learning
Risking it All (Risk Play / Adventure Play in the Primary Years)
Child in Play – Thories of Play and how to document it
Loose Parts – Let them Loose!