Luxembourg | 27th - 28th of April 2019
JOIN JULIET ROBERTSON AS SHE SHARES...
A PLAYFUL OUTDOOR APPROACH FOR EARLY YEARS
TARGET AUDIENCE: EDUCATORS OF AGES 3-7
REGISTRATION CLOSES IN:
LEARN TO COMBINE A CHILD'S LOVE OF THE OUTDOORS WITH A MATHEMATICAL LENS
Do your children love jumping in puddles, climbing trees and playing in a sandpit? It is time to view what children do outside through a mathematical lens. When children have opportunities to play with loose parts, their creativity, imagination and ability to problem-solve becomes evident. It provides the ideal context for exploring and developing mathematical concepts, particularly outside. In this workshop, Juliet provides a rationale for enabling outdoor play every day as a key approach to building the foundations of maths along with a host of practical ways of making this happen. We identify the maths in children's play and how to extend this through examining the 5Rs: Routines, Resources, Responsibilities of adults, Rights of a child and Re-imagining the outdoor space.
WHAT TO BRING?
Laptop, tablet, smart phone – or good old-fashioned pen and paper. Internet access not required.
Juliet is an educational consultant who specialises in outdoor learning and play. In a former life she was the head teacher of three schools ranging in size from 6 to 277 pupils. Juliet is based in Scotland, UK and has worked at a national level since 2008 writing case studies, documents and doing behind the scenes work to help shape strategy and support for schools and early years establishments. This includes heading up the team that wrote the Education Scotland document, Outdoor Learning: A Practical Guide for Scottish Teachers and Practitioners, co-authoring Loose Parts Play - A Toolkit, and being part of the Scottish Government strategy group that created A Play Strategy for Scotland. Juliet is in heavy demand world-wide for her practical training. She is the author of two award-winning and best-selling books: Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors and Messy Maths: An Outdoor, Playful Approach for Early Years.
Her blog, I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! is a source of information and support with more than one million visitors in the past four years. Juliet continues to work directly with staff and children in many early learning settings across Aberdeen city in the North-East of Scotland to develop outdoor provision across the city. This includes the setting up of one of the first state funded and run outdoor nurseries set to open in late 2018. She is currently working with a local primary school to develop their outdoor numeracy.
IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION
This is an open workshop, there are no qualification or entry requirements. We welcome all teachers, teaching assistants and school leaders.
This workshop is confirmed – you may book your travel and accommodation once you have completed registration.
We do not refund fees, however you may send a different participant from your school in your place if necessary. If this occurs please email workshop organisers to inform them (email@example.com).
Professional Learning International reserves the right to cancel the workshop in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Professional Learning International will not be responsible for any expenses relating to your travel if the workshop is rescheduled or cancelled, please be sure to take out travel insurance. In the event of rescheduling or cancellation Professional Learning International will issue a refund of the workshop fee.
CLAIM YOUR SEAT TODAY!
REGISTRATION CLOSES 19th of APRIL 2019
Please note this workshop is from 8:00am - 4:00pm Saturday and 8:00am - 1:00 pm on Sunday
2-day workshop – €500 per participant
Registration closes 19th of April 2019
Early Bird discount on sale until 26th of January 2019 – €450 per participant
Group Discount Rate (5+ participants) – €450 per participant
Late Registration Processing Fee applies from 20th of April 2019 – Additional €50 per participant
You may register online and make a payment by credit card or request an invoice online.
The workshop fee includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Upon course completion you will receive a certificate of participation with the total number of professional development hours.