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Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders, Co. Wicklow

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Training Courses in Outdoor Learning with Jon Cree, May 2019

This May join Jon Cree in Co. Wicklow for Master Classes suitable for all educators, forest school leaders and anyone working with children who would like to support their learning in the outdoors.

Course Location: All Courses are being held in a private woodland and estate near Hollywood and Blessington, Co. Wicklow. We are about 45mins from the M50 at Tallaght or the Red Cow roundabout. You willl receive a Google Maps link to the exact location once you book and a list of local accommodation options.

Course tutor: Jon Cree

Special offer: 10% Discount for Irish Forest School Association (IFSA) members.

There are three different workshops on offer:

‘Art & Literacy in the Outdoors’, Thursday 9th May, 2019.

Course fee: €100/€90 IFSA Members.

‘Emotional Literacy in the Outdoors’, Friday 10th May, 2019.

Course fee: €100/€90 IFSA Members.

‘Working with Young People with Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors’ OCN Accredited course via Circle of Life Training, 3 Days including Sat 11th, Sun 12th & Mon 13th May, 2019.

Course fee: for 3 days training, includes OCN accreditation €390/€351 IFSA Members.

IFSA supports the development of quality Forest School in Ireland. To avail of 10% discount for IFSA Members please add the discount code IFSA10 when prompted and please supply your IFSA membership number in the field below (can be obtained from membership@irishforestschoolassociation.ie).

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Booking fees apply.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE THREE COURSES:

COURSE TITLE: ‘ART & LITERACY IN THE OUTDOORS’

Thursday, 9th May

This day will explore our emotional and nature literacy through simple oral wordsmithing, and sketching. Through sensory activity and observation we will be looking at narrative of story, prose and poetry.  When this is combined with simple sketch and painting techniques in the outdoors a deeper connection is made with the natural world.

As we move into the middle of spring this time is ideal to plan for our literacy, art and science subjects in school to integrate a more holistic way of working outside. We will explore some simple sketching techniques as well as various poetry and story forms.

A course for those working with Primary school age children, especially teachers and educators involved with literacy and art.  It will equip you with ways of working outside through the seasons to build students journalling abilities.

Course fee: €100/€90 IFSA Members.

Course date: Thursday 9th May, 2019. From 9.30am to 5pm.

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COURSE TITLE: ‘EMOTIONAL LITERACY IN THE OUTDOORS’

Friday 10th May, 2019

In developing Emotional literacy skills we learn to accept, respect and be with the feelings of others, respect other life forms and create a readiness for learning and development.

This course is designed to be safe, enjoyable, open, educative, creative, interactive and fun combined with an approach that says “they can because they can”.

Learners will

  • Learn some new  techniques for working with emotional intelligence in the natural world
  • Experience and apply to their own situation using a number of reflection exercises, relaxation techniques, storytelling and play in the natural world that focus on ‘feelings’
  • Examine how leaders/adult communication skills and own emotional intelligence affects groups
  • Analyse some of the key emotions and the body and brain relationships these prompt
  • Look at how work in the outdoors can support emotional literacy work in schools and other education settings

Course fee: €100/€90 IFSA Members.

Course date: Friday 10th May, 2019. From 9.30am to 5pm.

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COURSE TITLE: ‘WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN THE OUTDOORS’ OCN Accredited Course

3 OCN credits. Offered in association with Circle of Life Training, for 3 days on Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th May, 2019

This three day OCN accredited course is aimed at educators working in the outdoors, especially useful to Forest School Leaders who feel they want to engage and work with students in the outdoors who may be reluctant learners (of any age) . It is a level 3 OCNWMR course, worth 3 credits.

This course will delve into what challenges forest school leaders in the outdoors, it will look at causes and ways of dealing with real life scenarios. We will look at certain behavioural types and how to work with these – moving towards an “equal learning commuunity”. The course will also look at de-escalation techniques, policies, support for this type of work and ways of motivating young people, all in the outdoor environment.

In order to gain the OCN accreditation, participants will apply the learning after the course, in their work and produce a small amount of written work.

We will look at:
• ‘What challenges us as leaders in the outdoors’;
• ‘What do behaviours communicate’
• ‘What is challenging behaviour, theory on challenging behaviour’
• ‘Causes of certain behaviours—models for working with behaviour—the 3C’s’
• ‘Up-to-date neural research; triggers and causes for challenging behaviour,
• ‘What needs do the outdoors cater for’
• ‘Ways of working with ‘behaviours’ – interventions and de-escalation, real life’ scenarios’
• ‘Motivating our learners’
• ‘Looking after ourselves’
• ‘Policies and procedures relating to behaviour, safeguarding and health and safety’.

Course fee: for 3 days training, includes OCN accreditation €390/€351 IFSA Members.

Course dates: Saturday 11th May to Monday 13th May, 2019. From 9.30am to 5pm.

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You can select to do one course, two courses, or all three courses (5 days training in total).

Once you book we will email you with more details. For more information email or call 086 3199515.

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Course Details

  • Start Date: 2019-05-09
  • Start Time: 09:30
  • End Date: 2019-05-13
  • End Time: 04:30
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  • Price: See booking form
  • Pricing Options:

    10% Discount For IFSA Members

    Booking Form