2018-19 Educator Workshops

Natural Playwork

Saturday, October 6, 2018

9 am-4 pm

Linda Kinney from the North Carolina Zoo is presenting this program for PreK-12 and non-formal educators. This program looks at the value of play and the importance of the adult in support of the playing child. Activities encourage deeper thinking into our role in children’s play, including risk assessment, free play, and intervening in play. Participants will explore open-ended creative ways to work with children outdoors using approaches employed in the playwork profession.
This workshop is a mixture of presentation, discussion, activities, and outdoor play. Participants are eligible for 0.7 CEUs and/or seven hours of credit toward N.C. Environmental Education Certification (criteria III).
Topics covered:
  •  What is play, and the intrinsic value of play
  • Benefits of outdoor play
  • Definition of playwork and playwork principles
  • Playwork tools
  • Defining a space for play

The fee for this workshop is $10. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Earthquakes in North Carolina

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9 am-4:30 pm

The NC Geological Survey, in partnership with the NC Division of Emergency Management, is offering a one-day workshop for K-12 teachers and non-formal educators. In this hands-on, activity-based workshop, participants will learn:
  • History of earthquakes that have affected North Carolina
  • How to prepare for an earthquake emergency
  • Earth Science curriculum correlated to Essential Standards
  • Hands-on activities to use in your classroom or education center
Participants will receive a workbook with all the activities as part of an earthquake education classroom kit, plus an additional kit for their
school or organization. Participants are eligible for 0.7 CEUs and/or seven hours of credit toward NC Environmental Education Certification (criteria III).
This is a free workshop. Lunch is on your own.
For more information about these workshops contact: Kelli Isenhour at kisenhour@kaleideum.org, (336) 714-7106.