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Continuing Education

The Naturalist Teacher

Date: 9:00am - 2:00pm PDT August 7, 2018 Location: Carson, WA

Carson, WA

The teacher is a naturalist, and the classroom is their ecosystem! Using techniques borrowed from naturalists, ecologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists, educators will learn critical observation skills, deep reflection tools, and tools to maintain curiosity 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.

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Tuesday-Friday, August 7-10, 2018, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Instructor: Tiffany Pearsall, MAT

Continuing education credit: CEED 866-33, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF) 

Noncredit: $250, includes 15 PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%

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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.


Photo Credit: Sarah McDevett

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