Our workshops are currently only available online. If you wish to register for a public event please follow the link! Workshops are done by Barbara Sheridan or Richard Peters.

Virtual Workshop Schedule

November 22 Private Event – Traditional Understandings

October 16-November 20 Running a Virtual Nature Program Ask for Details

October 5 Cedarsong Every Inquiry is different! Attend

Past Virtual Workshops

September 25 COEO – Traditional Understandings / Decolonize Forest School

September 25 COEO Decolonize Forest School Workshop

September 14 Cedarsong Creating Community In Schools Attend

May 2021 COEO Camp in a box (Public Event) (details to be announced) Attend

May 2021 Cedarsong Nature School (Public Event) Attend

April 2021 Trent University (Private Event)

March 2021 Trent University (Private Event).

March 2021 Cedarsong Nature School (Public Event) Attend

February 2021 – Simcoe County School Board (Public Event) (Workshop Sold Out)

January 2020 – Outschool Meet and Greet/Open house (Public event)

December 2020 – COEO Lunch and Learn – Engaging Learners Online (Public Event) (Sold out)

October 2020 – Cedarsong Nature School (Public Event)

July 2020 – COEO Teaching Outdoors in a Hybrid School Model (Public Event)

We are excited to announce our newest course!

Running Virtual Nature Program Online

In this 8 week Course Teachers and Facilitators will learn effective ways of bringing their fun, play and adventures of inquiry learning outside online. This course is for educators that run an inquiry and play based class or program and are looking for the pedagogy and techniques to take the program online. We will use the forest school pedagogy as a basis and and examine ways to adapt to online effectively and techniques that work better than in person forest school so that your online classes will not be seen as a a secondary choice but instead will be seen as a better model for some families. Each class will consist of examining the pedagogy, techniques to use and the sharing of projects that each educator will complete between classes. Projects will focus on showing an understanding a material of the as well as practicing competency in using online tools such as websites, blogs or social media.

We also offer one day 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.

Workshops (60-120 minutes)

Engaging Learners OnlineInquiring Minds: Inquiry based LearningRisking it All (Risk Play / Adventure Play in the Primary Years)Child in Play: Theories of Play and how to document itSpecial Kids, Special Needs, in the Woods – V

Don’t have time to make it to a workshop? You can still learn with your own Private Tour and Q&A (Tours are cancelled until further notice)

Forest Kindergarten School Tour with Q&A – focus on Pedagogy

Forest Kindergarten School Tour with Q&A – focus on leaving space for Local Traditional Indigenous Nations

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