The Naturalist Teacher

08/07/2018 - 9:00am to 08/10/2018 - 2:00am
Grade levels:
All Grade Levels
Content areas:
All Content Areas
Topics:
observation and reflection
District/Organization:
Lewis & Clark Graduate School - Center for Community Engagement

The teacher is a naturalist, and the classroom is their ecosystem! Using techniques borrowed from naturalists, ecologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists, participants will learn critical observation skills and deep reflection tools to keep educators curious about their students’ learning.

This week-long intensive course will foster conversation through active learning (both physically and mentally) via hikes, shared meals, and sharing experiences in nature together.

Participants will leave with a new perspective on how educators learn about the children in their care, and how to utilize their own personal learning style in their daily practice.

This will be an experiential and play-based learning course for teachers who want to actively learn more about their students through observation and reflection.
Continuing education credit: CEED 866-TBA, 1 semester hour, $350
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%
Location: Carlson, WA

About the Instructor
Tiffany Pearsall lives and works as a preschool teacher in the Columbia River Gorge. She considers herself a constructionist teacher and learner. Tiffany spends her free time studying child development, playwork, nature, and John Dewey. She is a play advocate.