We offer a self directed program for children from the age of 7 to Adults using Project Based Learning (PBL). We offer PBL within the forest school – they choose a topic to explore in the context of a forest school – however we are now taking it online! Stay tuned for details.
PBL in the forest – Children develop a question, problem or challenge involved with nature or with running a forest school. Children and Adults then gain knowledge, understanding and mastery through exploring the topic and setting their own goals and final project or result. The facilitator guides them through this process and provides guidance and troubleshooting when needed.
Examples of Natural Learning projects done: How to include more self directed play in a teachers classroom, Why does a forest kindergarten model increase creativity, How do wild strawberries grow, What can you tell from tracks.
Dates – The spring session has been cancelled in these unprecedented times. We are currently not accepting registrations. Please check out our online self directed learning or sign up below for updates to our developing online classes.
PBL Classes – This program works well for people who want to do a a Learning Project on a topic outside the Forest Program but still would like the structure of a a class to attend. Once a week for eight sessions students will meet with the facilitator as they develop topics, work on exploring the topic and meet their own goals and final project or result. Projects can be done on their own or as a group project. The facilitator will help guide them through process, adjust for any issues or difficulties found, help with collaborators and resources as well as give feedback on the goals. We offer PBL classes in Simcoe and Durham Regions.
Simcoe Region Thursday’s 12:30-2:00
Durham Region Tuesday’s 10-12:30
We are currently accepting registrations for the fall. Current classes will run in the fall complying to social distancing measures. If unable to meet social distancing measures we will move any classes online for the duration of those measures being in place (example – if there is an order to work at home if possible we will move to online). Please contact us below for details. If we are unable to meet because of weather we will also move to Online.
Dates – The spring session has been cancelled in these unprecedented times.
Fall Session Dates Barrie
September 24-November 12 Simcoe Region
September 22-November 10 Durham Region
PBL Online Classes – This program works well for people who want to do Learning Project on a topic outside the Forest School and the person does well with online check ins.
Once a week students will check in with the facilitator online, work on exploring their topic, creating learning goals, exploring resources exploring and completing a final project plan. The facilitator will help guide them through process, adjust for any issues or difficulties found, help with collaborators and resources as well as give feedback on the goals they have set towards the final project or result.
We have programs for children with online check ins meetings as well as child directed pedagogy training for students and adults 17 plus.
Fall Session Dates
September 21-October 30
November 9- December 18
With the current closures we are currently only offering the online Project Based Learning.
Please contact us to keep updated on our evolving online classes.