Mar 24, 2021
Book on to CDEC's informal CPD sessions 'In Conversation With...' with experts on P4C and outdoor learning and build your facilitation skills and expertise, as well as your armoury of activities.
5 May, 4pm: In Conversation With... Gabi Lipska on The Singing Tree™
Come and learn more about The Singing Tree™ approach to creativity and wellbeing.
Gabi Lipska, a project officer for CDEC's Discovered Stories, Shared Lives project, is a trained Singing Tree™ facilitator and host. She will be sharing her experience of The Singing Tree™ with us, talking about how it uses creativity to develop wellbeing, and how other places around the world have adopted the approach with great success.
Gabi will talk about how she plans to use it with schools and communities here in Cumbria - in Workington, to be specific.
During the workshop you will be inspired to use your creative skills, so you will need coloured pencils and some A4 paper at hand.
You will leave the session feeling inspired and armed with her activities to take back to your classroom - we hope they inspire you to use The Singing Tree™ in your community.
Book your place here. (Places are free but we encourage you to give a donation that will go towards the Discovered Stories, Shared Community project led by Cumbria Development Education Centre.)
12 May, 4pm: In Conversation with... Gina Parker (Mullarkey) and Lily Horseman - The Questionable Nature of Questions
When did you last think about the questions that you ask participants?
Over many mugs of tea, Lily and Gina have reflected on the similarities between the facilitation styles used in Philosophy for Children (P4C) and Forest School. Mugs turned to pots of tea as they enquired and explored their preferred facilitation styles.
Join Lily and Gina as they share examples of P4C and Forest Schools and their ‘natural questioning’ model to encourage us all to reflect on our own facilitation styles.
Gina is a registered SAPERE P4C trainer, global learning and outdoors educator. Lily is Director of Kindling ; Playwork, Training and Forest Schools and is Chair of the Forest School Association.
26 May, 4pm: In Conversation with Graham Watson from the John Muir Award - Build the John Muir Award into your school community
The John Muir Award encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. Graham will give a brief overview of the Award and then go on to look at different models of delivery a school might use. He will make links between local activities and global issues such as the nature and climate crises.
We will also look at some simple, short, no resource needed, connection activities which people can use, as well as signpost some resources which lead to many more activities.
Graham Watson works for the John Muir Trust as the Cumbria Manager for the John Muir Award. He works in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority.
Book your place here (places are free but we encourage you to give a donation that will be split between the John Muir Trust and Cumbria Development Education Centre)