The Art of Teaching the Next Generation: IPEC's Two-Day Workshop in Permaculture Design for Children: July 9 & 10 2015
IPEC will also present a slideshow open to the public ($20 donation suggested) at The Brooklyn Commons on July 8 at 7 pm.
IPEC: The Institute of Permaculture for Children
Being the change you wish to teach is the most effective way to model permaculture for children. Over this two-day workshop, we will explore skills and practices that can be applied in a multi-faceted way to your work as an educator.
This workshop is designed for parents, teachers and mentors of children ranging in age from early childhood to high school students. You’ll learn how to integrate permaculture ethics and principles into your school, classroom, community, curriculum and teaching designs. The workshop delves into the following ethos that is essential in contemporary education: I am curious to learn about how our relationship with nature’s patterns weaves people and places toward global healing.
The two-day class is almost entirely hands-on and experiential. Games, movement, and observation will be used to explore the topic of designing regenerative educational systems through the following tools:
Childhood Passions as Tools for Learning
The Responsibility of Diversity
A Permaculture Classroom Model
Mentorship as a Basis for Classroom Management
Place-making for Community Support
Zone Zero: The Center of the Educational Initiative
About IPEC's instructors:
Patty Parks Wasserman is the founder and director of IPEC. She has taught permaculture to children of all ages for 10 years in public, private, homeschooling, and non-formal educational environments. Patty developed a multidisciplinary Food Forest curriculum with grade 7-12 teachers at an International Baccalaureate charter school in Albuquerque, NM. Patty believes that children and their educators can effect change on global issues through student enthusiasm and the change they inspire in their homes and communities.
Matt Bibeau (MSEd) is the CEO of IPEC and is a graduate of Portland State University’s Leadership in Ecology, Culture & Learning Program. Matt has developed and implemented school gardens and garden-based education in Portland's public schools, plus three urban farms: Jean’s Farm, Learning Gardens Laboratory, and Tryon Life Community Farm. Trained in permaculture design by Toby Hemenway (2006) and in permaculture teaching by Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs (2008), Matt has served on the board of the Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust.
Click HERE for IPEC's Matt Bibeau's TED Talk: Building Local Resiliency Through Placemaking.
Click HERE to read IPEC's Matt Bibeau's interview with Willi Paul of PlanetShifter.com.
Click HERE to listen to IPEC's interview with Scott Mann of The Permaculture Podcast.
Where: The Commons 388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tuition: $160.00. Early registration is suggested. A limited number of applicants will be accepted. IPEC will present a slideshow open to the public ($20 donation suggested) at The Commons on July 8 at 7 pm.
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Payment Options Checks or money orders made out to: Beyond Organic Design, P.O. Box 396, New York, NY 10276.
OR: PayPal (via bank account, debit or credit cards)
OR: PayPal Credit (a six-month payment plan with 0% interest if paid off during that time, subject to credit approval)
A non-refundable deposit amount (50% of course fee, unless otherwise stated) is due upon registration. The remaining fee is due one month prior to the start date. Fees are non-refundable two (2) weeks before the course starts.
IPEC's evening slideshow on July 8th & two-day course will all be held July 9 - 10, 2015 at: 388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217