Saturday 25th April 2015 in Bern

The next Early Learning Meeting will take place on Saturday 25th April 2015 and will begin at 10.30 am and end at approx. 3.00 pm.

The workshop is entitled:

"Fostering self - awareness, independence and personal safety through empowerment"

and will be run by Stacey Mitry. Stacey Mitry is an extremely competent workshop presenter. She is a former Federal Law Enforcement Agent from the USA, who has spent many years both professionally and personally working with children of all ages.

The session will focus on teaching students about Stranger Safety and Personal Awareness. Through scenarios, discussions and hands - on self defence activities, this workshop aims to empower teachers and their students in coping with how to stay safe at home, how to stay safe in public places, and how to make responsible and safe choices.

The cost of the workshop, including lunch, will be 60 Sfr.

I would appreciate it if you could let me know by email by 15th March if you are interested in attending this session.

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(It is also suitable for teachers teaching throughout the primary years and not just for those teaching Early Years).

N.B. Casual clothes are recommended since after lunch we shall also have the chance to participate in some practical self defence activities.

Newsflash

FROM URGENCY TO AGENCY – Sustainability at the Heart of Learning

Sustainability Workshop 26th & 27th November 2021

The UN has called ‘Code Red for Humanity’ in its most recent IPCC report. How do we as educators mitigate the climate anxiety our students may experience (and staff, we might add) and use it as an opportunity to forge local actions? In this workshop we base ourselves on the conviction that schools are capable of, and obligated to, play an important role in mitigating Climate Change.

In our view, schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges. By allowing students to actively engage with the local impacts of Climate Change, they could learn about the SDGs, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, collaboration, etc - all skills which will serve them well in their further lives. In that way, sustainability can become a core driver of education, very much in line with IBO’s vision about student agency. It will allow for learning to be challenge-based, relevant, local and utterly engaging. It will give students a voice and allow them to make necessary changes in their school environment, at home and beyond.

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