November 1, 2022 - -
Tuesday, November 1, 8:00-9:30pm ast
During the third webinar in the Listening to Land as Teacher Series, Dr. Hopi Martin Gichitaawa Oshkaabewis (Ojibwe Sacred Helper, Messenger, Fire Keeper, Lodge, Caretaker) will be lighting a Sacred Fire in the Wiigiwaam and will be joined by Learning Enrichment Foundation staff, including educators from the Silverthorn Early Learning Earth Centre alongside the St. Andrew Child Care Centre team who have just begun working with the Seasonal Pedagogy in their outdoor program. This Sharing Circle will demonstrate the importance of creating those reciprocal and respectful relationships both inside and outside of the childcare setting.
During this session, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the various staff members of LEF in a panel style discussion about the challenges of practicing the Seasonal Pedagogy. Attendees can ask questions directly to people in a role that best fits their needs and context – as a practicing Educator, Supervisor, or Management. In keeping with Indigenous protocols connected to this work, each of these webinars will include an Opening/Closing Ceremony, a Sharing Circle, opportunities for questions and answers, as well as opportunities for further reflection and learning.
To prepare for this webinar, review the Seasonal Pedagogy and reflect on the following question:
You can share your ideas and/or questions about the Seasonal Pedagogy in this Padlet.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to generate ideas, questions and possibilities together about how to walk together on Mother Earth through the four seasons in early childhood education. Your ideas will make the facilitated small group conversations, a rich and meaningful experience.