Ontario Society of Environmental Education (OSEE)
OSEE (the Ontario Society for Environmental Education) is the subject association for environmental education recognised by the Ministry of Education and the Ontario Teachers Federation. OSEE events are open to all Canadian teachers, environmental educators, outdoor educators, homeschools, and ECE’s. This spring, OSEE is offering two exciting PD events featuring interactive workshops and classroom–ready activities for teaching environmental education. Get rejuvenated with new ideas and skills by attending one or more events:
May 5–6, 2017
OSEE’s Annual Ecolinks Conference
Ball’s Falls Conservation Area; Lincoln, ON
Day 1: Conference Day including workshops and exhibitors Day 2: Project WET Certification
Cost: Only $160 for both days • $100 for Day 1 • $75 for Day 2
May 27, 2017
OSEE PD Day — Interactive Conference
Kawartha Environment Centre; Peterborough, ON
Cost: Only $80 Register for both conferences and receive a $40 discount! Retirees and students also receive an additional discount. Conference fees include lunch, refreshments, and membership to OSEE for one year. Don’t miss out on these fun events that include hands–on skill building for teaching a variety of subjects through an environmental sustainability lens. Spots are limited, register today!
Breathe In and Play: Mindfulness Practice with Children
June 6–7, 2017
Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Social Work; Kitchener, ON
Mindfulness is increasingly being shared with children in educational, medical, mental health, community and home settings. Research shows that mindfulness practice with children can reduce stress, improve emotion regulation, foster academic learning, reduce anxiety, increase executive function and promote overall well-being.
This experiential workshop will offer an introduction to teaching mindfulness to children that is informed by the intersecting knowledge of mindfulness and neurobiology. Through story, art, music, movement and ‘formal’ practice, participants will learn to share mindfulness and neuroscience-info with children and families in age-appropriate, playful and creative ways. Participants will also have the opportunity to lead mindfulness-based practices and inquiry aimed at children and families. With step-by-step scaffolding, participants will further develop their skills and confidence in sharing mindfulness with children.