Professional Development Institutes & Webinars
Preparing students for an ever-changing 21st century world is no easy task.
Based on decades of experience and led by expert facilitators, LSF’s professional development workshops help educators transform their practice and link education to action in meaningful and engaging ways.
Our FREE 1 hour webinars are packed full of resources, tips and tricks for incorporating more outdoor learning, sustainability education, and more into your classroom practice, no matter your grade, subject, or experience.
For a deeper dive, check out our PD Institutes. These half-, full-, or multi-day PD workshops use experiential methods teach practical techniques for engaging your students with inquiry learning, outdoor learning, action-based learning, and more!
We look forward to learning with you!
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Due to COVID-19, we are offering virtual professional development opportunities only at this time.
For further information on these and other PD events OR if you would like to request an Institute tailored to your jurisdiction, please contact Elaine at elaine@LSF-LST.ca.
SPRING 2022 WEBINARS:
All webinars scheduled for 7-8pm EDT
(45min webinar + 15min Q&A/discussion)
Librarian Alert! Our spring book webinar will feature Judy Halpern talking with book seller Tory McTaggart, from Bound2Learn. We will highlight new and well-loved spring-related picture books, sharing thoughts and ideas for outdoor learning. Tory has been serving educators and librarians with books for K-6 learning in both English and French, for over 18 years. Participants will receive a detailed booklist.
Are you wondering how to get started taking your kids outside for learning this spring? Look no further! We will take you on a journey exploring meaningful, authentic inquiry outdoors to integrate curriculum learning for all ages. Whether it is Math, the Arts or any subject you teach you can motivate and empower your students using the outdoors. It simply takes an open-minded, real-world lens.
Apr 19 @ 7-8pm EDT: Tools and Resources for Sustainable Outdoor Learning (K-12)
In Collaboration with Canada's Non-Profit Outdoor Learning Store
Join Jade Harvey-Berrill from Canada's Outdoor Learning Store for this professional development opportunity that will inspire and engage. Jade will share tools and resources available to aid in successful outdoor learning, with a focus on climate and sustainability. Whether you are a teacher, informal educator, parent or recreational leader, this workshop will connect you to tools and resources available to enhance your connection to climate and sustainability when you are learning outdoors.
As educators, we want to be part of a sustainable future, but how can we shape our classroom experience to reflect that reality? It’s easier than we may think! Come and check out the playbook of practical tools and strategies to make sustainability a part of your classroom.
Partnering with community groups can provide meaningful, integrated learning for all. And it's easier than you think! Join us as we explore the possibilities with local groups, conservation authorities and national organizations that will help you connect curriculum to real-world partnerships. These authentic experiences will motivate and empower your students to create change in their communities right now.
Featuring special guests from our very own community partners:
- Kyle Menken from Credit Valley Conservation Authority
- Lucrezia Chiappetta from EcoCaledon
- Kelly Drennan from FashionTakesAction
Librarians Alert! Join Judy Halpern in exploring Cli-fi – a new way to talk about climate change through stories. We’ll discuss a variety of titles to complement climate change learning and taking action suitable for children grade K-8 Participants will receive a detailed booklist.
This was the best use of my time in a long while - worth of going to many times over as the people attending help make the difference
It's great to connect with like-minded educators & to know even though we all have similar challenges, we can support each other to find creative solutions & offer advice when needed
It was the best learning experience for Inquiry-based leaning. I am now clear and more comfortable implementing inquiry while incorporating nature.
I feel like I have a deeper understanding of the inquiry process because I was directly experiencing it in the Institute