Our workshops are currently only available online. If you wish to register for a public event please follow the link!
Online Workshop Schedule
July 2020 – COEO (Public Event)
October 2020 – Cedarsong Nature School (Public Event)
December 30 2020 – COEO Lunch and Learn – Engaging Learners Online (Public Event)
February 2021 – Simcoe County School Board (Private Event)
Barbara has more than 20 years experience in developing and training professionals and parents on child directed programming and techniques both through one on one consultation and small group workshops all over North America. Barbara Sheridan founded and is in her ninth year of being lead teacher at Barrie Forest and Natural Learning School where she facilitates a toddler playgroup, forest kindergarten and Project Based Learning group. She is a contributor at Early Learning Explorations, and a vlogger and resident writer for Play Empowers, Playvolution HQ and 30 Seconds.com. 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.
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.
Workshops (90-120 minutes)
Engaging Learners Online
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!
Special Kids, Special Needs, in the Woods
Don’t have time to make it to a workshop? You can still learn with your own Special Tour and Q&A (Tours are on hold for the foreseeable future)
Forest Kindergarten School Tour with Q&A – focus on Pedagogy
Forest Kindergarten School Tour with Q&A – focus on building relationships with local Native Communities and Traditional Nations