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New: You can now purchase and view our recorded webinars at our video shop.

 

Welcome to our collection of webinars including live and on-demand webinars for people working with 0-12 year olds.  Wherever you are in the world you can connect to us!

 

 

Live Webinars

building ambition

Building the Ambition

Date: Thursday 1st March 2018 (10:00 GMT+0) (9:00pm AEST) (5:00am EDT)   £15
Presenter: Jaclyn Philip

Though based on Scottish policy, this webinar is suitable for anyone wanting to deliver high quality early learning and improve practice in their setting.

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What makes a good floorbook?

Floorbooks Live: What makes a really good Floorbook?

Date: Thursday 22nd February 2018 (10:00 GMT+0) (9:00pm AEST) (5:00am EDT)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will show you how to begin your session, the type of language that you should be using and the other tips for using Floorbooks effectively.   

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Taking Maths Outside

Taking Maths Outside: Motivational Mathematics and Numeracy

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018 (10:00 GMT+0) (9:00pm AEST) (6:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

How do I use nature and open ended resources to inspire children to learn more? Kate will help you take your class outside, with example projects, ideas and topics.  

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Nature Pedagogy

An Introduction to Nature Pedagogy - Embedding Outdoor Practice 

Date: Thursday 19th April 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice. Claire will introduce outdoor practice and how to learn in natural environments.   

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Floorbooks and Planning

Floorbooks Live: Floorbooks and the planning cycle.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will guide you through the process of creating a Floorbook from start to finish, based on the planning cycle of observation, planning, action and reflection.

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Benefit Risk Assessment

Benefit Risk Assessment - Risky Exploration!

Date: Thursday 14th June 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Kate will guide you through risk assessment techniques, including key language, the mapping process, documenting and how we involve children.

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Benefit Risk Assessment

Adult Role: Interaction vs Interference 

Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

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Recorded Webinars

New: You can now purchase and view our recorded webinars at our video shop.

 

If you have missed any of our live webinars, we have recorded them so you can watch and learn at a time convenient to you.  

Floorbooks Live

Floorbook Live: A Step by Step Guide to Floorbooks

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will talk you through how to begin your Floorbook session, the type of language that you should be using, and the other practical concerns that arise while working with Floorbooks.

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Natural Documentation

Nature Preschools and Documentation

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will guide you through the process of promoting communication and recording through Talking and Thinking Floorbooks in a nature-based environment. She will describe how Floorbooks can be used for accountability to a curriculum. 

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Fire

How do we light fires and and manage them to support children's learning?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Claire will guide you through the process of promoting communication and recording through Talking and Thinking Floorbooks in a nature-based environment. She will describe how Floorbooks can be used for accountability to a curriculum. 

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Mind Mapping

How do you run a Mind Mapping session?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will guide you through the 3D Mind Mapping methodology (developed from Tony Buzan’s 2D Mind Mapping) to consider children’s learning styles, making the approach more stimulating and memorable for kinaesthetic and visual learners.

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Talking Tubs

How do you use a Talking Tub to stimulate talking and thinking?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will discuss the process of creating a Talking Tub that stimulates the senses and switches on children’s brains. Find out how to use 3D objects and 2D images to help children investigate a topic. This technique creates ideas to use as stepping stones for further play.

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Play

Why is child initiated play important?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Jenny McAllister

Play provides children with opportunities to engage in concrete and meaningful activities that enhance physical, language, social, and cognitive development thus it is intrinsic in their learning and development. Find out how to make this happen in your setting.

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Tools

How do I use real tools with children?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Kate talks about the safe transportation, management, care and maintenance of tools. Gain the confidence and knowledge needed to allow your children to build dens and enhance learning and development through use of real tools.

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Tools

How do you organise a Floorbooks session?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Kate talks about the safe transportation, management, care and maintenance of tools. Gain the confidence and knowledge needed to allow your children to build dens and enhance learning and development through use of real tools.

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How They Work - Live Webinars

Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your place. You will then receive an email with your access link 24 hours before the webinar begins, and a further reminder email with your access link one hour before it begins. Below is an example of the confirmation email and where you will find your access link:

 

 

We recommend that you join the webinar 10-15 minutes before it begins to ensure that you are able to connect to us. Please note that if you are planning to attend the webinar via mobile or tablet you may have to download the GoToWebinar app from your relevant app store. This is a free app and the join link will automatically take you to the app to let you install it.

 

You will be sent an email with a recorded version of the webinar within 24 hours of it completing. This is to allow you to revisit your learning and also means that if you cannot attend the live session you will not miss out on the learning experience. Please note that this recording will expire after a few weeks. 

 

Please note that by purchasing a webinar you will automatically be added onto our mailing list. You will be given the option to unsubscribe from the list when you are put onto the list, and you will also be able to unsubscribe at any point.

 

If you have any questions please email enquiries@mindstretchers.co.uk.

Testimonials

"Fantastic. One of the best Early Years courses."
Class Teacher, Nurturing Boys, 2016

 

"Brilliant course with brilliant facilitators, I've really enjoyed it."
Deputy Daycare Manager, Nature Pedagogy (Journeys into Nature) 2016

 

"Super! Enthusiastic and enthused everyone. Knowledgeable, colourful and lively. Resource rich and used in real contexts. Really good pace which was maintained all day. I felt interested and stimulated throughout. "
Teacher, Talking and Thinking Floorbooks, 2016

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