Experiential Educators' Network Conference
Imagine getting to be the student for a day and exploring all the wonderful programming you can bring back to school, to enhance your experiential learning programs. Past conference activities in an urban environment have included cooking classes with Syrian refugees. Or, for outdoor education components, educators earn about “forest bathing” or fire building and other “risky play,” opportunities to help reduce kids’ anxiety. The Experiential Educators' Network members make connections with like-minded colleagues, bounce ideas and experience a showcase of program ideas for other member schools.
After several years of pandemic and post-pandemic adjustments, the CIS Ontario Experiential Educators' Network gathered in November 2023 to unite as a community of like-minded experiential educators and re-engage and rebuild their community. The EEN Conference took place at Campfire Circle for a full day of activity and discussion around the conference themes of:
Exploring Innovative Approaches
A dive into new techniques and strategies that empower experiential educators to build stronger, more inclusive communities.
Connection & Collaboration
Networking with like-minded educators, mentors, and leaders from around the network, creating bonds that will last a lifetime.
The day also included a speed innovation carousel, harmony sessions to connect with similarly focused educators and several broader networking opportunities.
Experiential education is so important within the classroom, within every single teacher's role... there's so many ways in which every teacher can get involved, and we just love to keep inviting people to join us.
Director of Global Studies, St Mildred's-Lightbourn School
Experiential Educators' Network co-chair
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