Nuts & Bolts of Experiential Education Workshops:  

NOV 9 & DEC 8

Join us as we introduce you to the power of Experiential Education! We will use interactive facilitation to demonstrate the meaning that can come from introducing these techniques with your youth. This session is sure to be full of lessons as you participate in a series of engaging activities that will serve as our metaphor to help you understand the experiential model and the facilitator’s role in the process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience activities that are metaphors for learning
  • Discuss experiential education theory and practice
  • Understand the role of facilitation in process-oriented learning

Schedule:

  • Welcome
  • The Experiential Process
  • Lunch
  • Conversation & Reflection
  • Role of the Facilitator
  • Facilitation Practice
  • Resources, Application & Evaluation
  • Close

Presenter:

 

Poppy Potter is the Director of Operations for the Twin Cities center of Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS). She is an educator at heart and is passionate about helping people discover the confidence needed to achieve their dreams. As an experiential educator of 25 years, Poppy has worked for many youth serving organizations, in addition to having held a teaching position in St. Paul for 10 years. Poppy has a Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Recreation from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, a Master of Science in Experiential Education from Minnesota State University – Mankato and a Special Education Teaching License from Bethel University. As VOBS’ Director of Operations, Poppy works hard to establish program partnerships with schools and organizations and works with them in developing collaborative strategies that lead to real change.

Part I:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

  • November 9
  • 10-4pm
  • Highland Park Public Library1974 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116
  • $55 YIPA members (use code YIPA at checkout) / $75 non-YIPA members
  • this training will count as 6 CEU hours for most boards
  • bring: lunch, snack & water bottle + appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activity

Part II:

Take the next step and dive deeper into practical applications in experiential education. Explore real life youth development scenarios to support best practices in character development and social and emotional learning.

  • December 8
  • 10-4pm
  • Sun Ray Public Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, St Paul, MN 55119
  • $55 YIPA members (use code YIPA at checkout) / $75 non-YIPA members
  • this training will count as 6 CEU hours for most boards
  • bring: lunch, snack & water bottle + appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activity