Project Based Learning 7 to Adult

We offer a self directed program for children from the age of 7 to Adults using Project Based Learning (PBL). We have been offering 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! We are expanding it as well so children up to adults will be able to explore any topic through a facilitated project. There will be in person or online meetings to facilitate the learner setting goals and expectations both during in class or online meetings as well as their own expectations of what they will accomplish to bring to the next class or meeting. Larger projects or learners who need to extend their projects can sign up again and carry their project over to the next session.

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 Forest School 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 postponed due to social distancing. We are currently not accepting registrations. Registrations will be opened up when we have more information. Please check out our online self directed learning or sign up below.

PBL Classes – This program works well for people who want to do Learning Project on a topic outside the Forest Kindergarten but still would like the structure of a a class to attend. Once a week for four 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.

Dates – The spring session we are only offering online due to social distancing. We will be opening up the session when we get more information. If you sign up for the online you can easily transfer to the in class PBL. Please indicate on your sign up form you would like to be transferred to the PBL class. Please check out our online self directed learning or sign up below.

Spring Session

Free Information / “Find Your Topic” session April -postponed – Session April 6-April 30

Free Information / “Find Your Topic” session TBA session May 4-May 29

Free Information / “Find Your Topic”session TBA session June 1-June 26

PBL Online Block Classes – This program works well for people who want to do Learning Project on a topic outside the Forest School and who does well with online check ins. Twice a week students will meet with the facilitator online one on one, work on exploring the topic and meet their own goals and final project or result. The facilitator will still 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. The first session, “Find your Topic” is always free and is booked in on request.

With the current call for social distancing we are currently only offering the online Project Based Learning. If you prefer in person or Forest School based PBL they can easily be transferred once we begin offering them again please contact us for details!

Spring Session

Block 1 March 23- April 3

Block 2 April 13- April 24

Block 3 May 4- May 22

Block 4 June 1- June 12

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