Extended Education

Prior to the start and after the closing of the conference, in-depth workshops and activities are offered to provide extended opportunities for professional development and to enhance the Conference experience. Extended Education courses are separate from the International Conference. You do not need to register for the entire Conference to register for Extended Education. 

Risk Management for Outdoor Programs Online Training Course for Outdoor Professionals
Fri, Sep 11th, 2020 11:00 AM EDT - Mon, Dec 14th, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Instructor Jeff Baierlein Director, Viristar Risk Management  Dates November ...
adventure programs, Jeff Baierlein, outdoor programs, outdoor tips, risk management, safety, standards, wilderness expeditions
InstructorJeff BaierleinDirector, Viristar Risk Management Dates November 11-December 2, 2020 Four live online sessions:      Wednesday November 11, 11 am - 12 noon ET      Wednesday November 18, 11 am - 12 noon ET      Wednesday November 25, 11 am - 12 noon ET      Wednesday December 2, 11 am - 12 noon ET Independent individual and group work occur between live sessions. Outcomes Gain critical knowledge of best practices in outdoor program risk managementLearn procedures, systems and plans essential to meeting key outdoor safety standardsUnderstand how to apply successful risk management strategies to adventure programs, experiential education, wilderness expeditions, and outdoor trips Valuable for Program Coordinators/Managers, Risk Management officers, Risk Management/Safety Committee members, members of Boards of Directors, executive leadership. Leaders of outdoor, wilderness, travel, experiential and adventure programs. Course Format The course is composed of four live video-conference sessions and three independent work periods: 1. Live sessions. Four live, video-conference sessions, one hour long, occurring 11 am – noon Eastern Time on consecutive Wednesdays.  This include structured real-time small-group and large-group discussions and participant project presentations. These take place starting Wednesday, November 11, ending December 2, 2020:           Wednesday November 11, 11 am - 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)           Wednesday November 18, 11 am - 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)           Wednesday November 25, 11 am - 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)           Wednesday December 2, 11 am - 12 noon Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) 2. Independent work. Between live video-conferences, three independent work periods for individual and remote small-group activity. This work includes: Review of pre-recorded slide presentations with presenter videoCompletion of readingsParticipation in online discussion forumsParticipation in interactive video-based decision-making activitiesCompletion of writing assignments (including writing risk management plan and strategic improvement plan content)Peer review of select classmate writing contentCompletion of organizational self-assessmentCompletion of online worksheetsParticipation in online risk decision-making role-playing scenarioStructured analysis of case-study examplesCompletion of quizzes and final exam These occur the weeks of November 12-18, November 19-25, and November 25-December 2, 2020. Independent work is anticipated to take a minimum of 7-12 hours per week. Trainer/Facilitator Jeff Baierlein, Director, Viristar Risk Management; past Executive Director at Outward Bound USA.  Language English Cost USD $259. Course fee includes four live sessions, materials for independent work sessions, an electronic copy of the course textbook Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure, and certification. Syllabus Live Session 1 Welcome, Orientation, Introductory Concepts in Risk Management Independent Work 1 General Concepts in Risk Management Approaches to Risk ManagementStandardsLaws Risk Domains Organizational CultureActivities and Program AreasStaffEquipmentParticipantsSubcontractorsTransportationBusiness Administration        Live Session 2 Facilitated Discussion Participant Presentations: Self-Evaluation of Risk Management in Risk Management Domains Independent Work 2 Risk Management Instruments Risk TransferIncident ManagementIncident ReportingIncident ReviewsRisk Management CommitteeMedical ScreeningRisk Management ReviewsMedia RelationsDocumentationAccreditationSystems Thinking Live Session 3 Facilitated Discussion Participant Presentations: Self-Evaluation of Risk Management with Risk Management Instruments Independent Work 3 Synthesis & Application Risk Management Plan Development Strategic Improvement Plan for Your Organization Final Exam Live Session 4 Facilitated Discussion Participant Presentation: Strategic Improvement Plan for Your Organization Conclusion & Certificates Textbook The course textbook is Risk Management for Outdoor Programs: A Guide to Safety in Outdoor Education, Recreation and Adventure (viristar.com/book). This 208-page text is provided to each student in electronic format. Certification Participants take short quizzes throughout the course and a final written exam. Individuals who fully participate in learning activities and successfully complete the final exam receive a certificate from Viristar valid for three years. Previous Participants Say: “Viristar delivered a high quality training and I would recommend it to any outdoor program.”  Si Dilks, ChinaClimb“Extremely useful, important and informative course…very enjoyable and worthwhile.” Kelvin Fawcett, Nord Anglia International School“Great insight into risk management—took a lot away to implement back at my workplace. Very well run.  Great course!” Liam Warren, Harrow International School Registration Enroll at https://www.aee.org/workshops-presentations#eesess. The course is being offered as an “Extended Education” workshop associated with the annual conference of the Association for Experiential Education, although anyone may enroll (and need not attend any other conference-related activities). Additional AEE conference information is available at aee.org.  For more information, email info@viristar.com
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Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) Extended Education Series
Tue, Oct 27th, 2020 7:00 PM EDT - Wed, Nov 11th, 2020 9:00 PM EST
Co-Instructors Johanna Ancheta A'lice Frazier Thomas Means Tracy Hopkins  Christine Norton  Tommy ...
Adventure therapy, Christine Norton, JEDI, Johanna Ancheta, Mental Health, TAPG, Therapeutic Adventure, Therapeutic Recreation, Thomas Means, Tommy Gardner, Tracy Hopkins, Trauma
Co-Instructors Johanna Ancheta A'lice Frazier Thomas Means Tracy HopkinsChristine NortonTommy GardnerTherapeutic Adventure Professional Group (TAPG) Extended Education SeriesThe Therapeutic Adventure Professional Group is committed to the development and promotion of adventure-based programming and the principles of experiential education in therapeutic settings. We are also committed to the professional development of our members and the profession as a whole.Registration will stay open through October 31, 2021. Registrants will have access to the live events below as well as the On-Demand Library that will have recordings of the live events and other resources until October 31, 2021. Fee: $35 (includes access to ALL FIVE live sessions, including the opening and closing circles, and the on-demand recording library where you can watch recordings 24/7 until October 31, 2021)   SCHEDULE OF LIVE EVENTS: 10/27 7-10PM EST: Opening Circle  Circles are at the heart of experiential learning. Join us as we connect and engage with one another while learning how the virtual conference will function and ways to get involved with TAPG. This will be part experiential, part didactic  10/29 12-3PM EST: “Come As You Are: Creating a dialogues for culturally rooted approaches to healing inter-generational and systemic trauma” Presenter: Johanna Ancheta Trauma does not occur in a silo, this is particularly true for youth of color (YOC). This workshop focuses on the importance of empowering youth from marginalized communities to create and assert a cultural identity as a pathway towards healing historical trauma and center on their well-being. By utilizing culturally- rooted practices we honor the stories of marginalization, learn ways to encourage YOC to process the abuse of their history, and actively make space to acknowledge that the political is a deep seated personal trauma. By re-embracing the practice of feeling comfortable with the uncomfortable, and challenging our own beliefs as clinicians we can learn to shift our good intentions away from “come as you are - as you were - as [ I ] want you to be”. 11/5 7-10PM EST:  “Adventure and Recreation: Rediscovering Therapeutic Recreation in Therapeutic Adventure” Presenters: Thomas Means, Christine Norton, Tommy Gardner  Therapeutic Adventure is composed of a wide range of professionals operating in a variety of fields to provide adventure-based programming within the principles of experiential education. Therapeutic Recreation, a systematic process that utilizes recreation and leisure interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals, is one of these fields. The purpose of this panel presentation is to reintroduce Recreational Therapy to TAPG and to initiate a discourse surrounding the intersections of Therapeutic Adventure, Therapeutic Recreation, and Adventure Therapy. Discussion topics include: scope of practice, contemporary professional trends and issues, collaboration, and disability, co-morbidity, and universal design in adventure. 11/9 12-3PM EST:  “Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Use Your JEDI Skills To Amplify Voices Of The Unheard”  Presenter: Tracy Hopkins  Defining a problem, brainstorming ideas, evaluating and selecting a solution, and implementing and following up on solutions are all key steps in problem solving. This clearly outlined process is used to tackle complex situations in order to yield positive results and change in outcomes. Yet, what happens when the steps towards problem solving do not involve the lived experiences, perspectives, and voices of those who are being impacted? This workshop will focus on examining the unmentioned gaps of institutional problem solving and the impact it has on underrepresented populations as it relates to race. 11/11 6-9PM EST: Closing circle/Social/Awards During the closing circle we will reflect back on our learning to guide our way forward while also providing time for virtual socializing and celebrating the Heart of Adventure Therapy Award winner. This will be part experiential, part didactic  The course is being offered as an “Extended Education” workshop associated with the annual conference of the Association for Experiential Education, although anyone may enroll (and need not attend any other conference-related activities). Additional AEE conference information is available at aee.org. 
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Holding Up a Mirror For How Masculinity Shows Up for Staff and Participants: Awareness and Strategies
Mon, Nov 9th, 2020 1:00 PM EST - Tue, Nov 10th, 2020 2:30 PM EST
Instructor Nick Cardone Nick runs Free Range Therapy, offering mostly male-identified clients an array of activities, ...
Gender, Nick cardone, T.O.N.E. Project, Therapy Outside Normal Environments
Instructor Nick Cardone Nick runs Free Range Therapy, offering mostly male-identified clients an array of activities, environments and experiences while ‘doing’ therapy. Nick has also worked in mental health/addictions for over 15 years, with both adults and adolescents, in private practice, in-patient, day treatment and community-based settings.Holding Up a Mirror For How Masculinity Shows Up for Staff and Participants:  Awareness and StrategiesPresenter: Nick Cardone, Free Range Therapy and The T.O.N.E. Project Cost: $35 Dates: November 9th & 10th, 1:00-2:30PM EST Traditional masculine gender expectations are entrenched in the minds and hearts of many students, clients, participants and campers. These prescribed norms lead to unhealthy expressions of masculinity, play out in our social, educational and professional lives, and are detrimental to men’s health and well-being. The disruption of these harmful attitudes and behaviours is the kind of social change necessaryin our professional settings, as well as society as a whole. With well-documented poor help-seeking behaviours and high attrition rates in our male-identified community, it is no surprise that it is often difficult to engage men and boys in a conversation that challenges traditional masculine norms. And yet, when facilitators can create these ‘brave and vulnerable spaces’, men and male-identified youth are easily engaged and have a hunger to uncover their true selves, oftentimes in the company of other supportive males. The T.O.N.E. Project (Therapy Outside Normal Environments) is just such a place to do so. This influence of masculine gender norms also extends into the world of facilitators, educators and clinicians under the AEE umbrella. As such, it is vital that we too ‘do our own work’ to examine influences of such norms on our personal and professional selves, before it influences our clients and students, campers and participants. Agenda for this interactive and experiential workshop:• Examine the current wellness data on our male-identified community;• Experience some specific tools, strategies and imagery, used in T.O.N.E.;• Explore the presence and influence of gender-norms in the various professional realms of AEE, focusing more deeply on our own work spaces; and hopefully• Inspire helping professionals to find their own unique gendered lens, using adventure, expressive and experiential techniques in their own wellness settings. 
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Conflict Resolution and Management Training
Mon, Nov 16th, 2020 10:00 AM EST - Mon, Nov 30th, 2020 2:30 PM EST
Instructor Jamie Morris  Jamie Morris is a University of Maryland Extension Specialist with the 4-H Youth Development ...
Conflict Resolution, Jamie Morris, Management Training
InstructorJamie MorrisJamie Morris is a University of Maryland Extension Specialist with the 4-H Youth Development Program and a certified Trainer of Managing Workplace Conflict. *Registration deadline is October 31Program Dates:  Monday, November 16  6:00-9:00 pm Monday, November 23  6:00-9:00 pm Monday, November 30  6:00-8:00 pm Cost: $95 Participants will investigate their personal conflict triggers and responses through the completion of an online assessment (Conflict Dynamics Profile) and learn how they can guide conflict down a productive path. Using the Successful Conflict Conversations seminar and materials from the Mediation Training Institute of Eckerd College, individuals will learn how to identify and classify conflict as well as develop and practice strategies to manage conflict in the workplace. Participants will earn certification and improve their professional interactions with others. Participants will:-learn basic conflict knowledge to help identify and classify conflicts as they arise-find out about their personal reactions to conflict through the results of the CDP-I assessment and how to utilize the results-learn how to pay attention to and use personal signals, especially their triggers, to manage a conflict between themselves and one other person-practice using constructive responses and avoiding destructive responses when managing a conflict-interact in common conflict scenarios to practice how to manage a conflict from setting a time to talk to creating a resolutionENROLL HEREThe course is being offered as an “Extended Education” workshop associated with the annual conference of the Association for Experiential Education, although anyone may enroll (and need not attend any other conference-related activities). Additional AEE conference information is available at aee.org. 
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JUMP! Connected: Breaking Digital Barriers
Wed, Nov 18th, 2020 11:00 AM EST - Thu, Nov 19th, 2020 2:30 PM EST
Co-Instructors TBA! JUMP! Connected: Breaking Digital Barriers Registration Fee: ...
Digital Learning, JUMP!, online, online learning, virtual, virtual classroom, Virtual facilitation
Co-InstructorsTBA! JUMP! Connected: Breaking Digital Barriers Registration Fee: $250Dates: November 18 & 19 11:00 - 2:30 EST Presenters: Graciela Rodriguez (graciela.rodriguez@jumpfoundation.org), Amber Keith (amber.keith@jumpfoundation.org)Full program flow (pages 11 - 13) click hereOne-page flyer: click hereQuestions? Contact: nicholas.hathaway@jumpfoundation.org The JUMP! Breaking Digital Barriers Program provides educators with the appropriate skills and tools for instructing and connecting through online platforms in an experientially manner. This program centers on unpacking the importance of connection, identifying needs of individuals and students in a virtual learning setting, and using the power of digital facilitation to build and maintain meaningful connections over Zoom. Educators will reflect on how the language they use, the questions they present, and the group management tools they employ shape positive learning experiences and mindsets for their students. JUMP! facilitators will provide a set of methods and models for educators to experiment with, and each participant will explore what approaches are most suitable for their professional role. Educators will be challenged to discover new methods towards creating meaningful learning experiences in the virtual landscape. Educators will leave the program with an awareness of how these creative ideas contribute to their teaching style online and how to put their style and skills into action in their virtual classroom, personal lives, local community and beyond. The program will serve to give educators a virtual toolbox of facilitation skills in addition to experiential activities that cover topics from team building, community discovery, and empathy for students. By exploring new pathways for student engagement in the online community, this innovative approach to online learning will help strengthen your school’s unique value in the world of digital remote learning.   The course is being offered as an “Extended Education” workshop associated with the annual conference of the Association for Experiential Education, although anyone may enroll (and need not attend any other conference-related activities). Additional AEE conference information is available at aee.org. 
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Behavioral First Responder Course
Wed, Dec 2nd, 2020 12:00 PM EST - Fri, Dec 4th, 2020 4:00 PM EST
Co-Instructors Curt Davidson  President and Co-Founder, Alpenglow Education  Becca Wallingford-Meier, MSW ...
adventure education, Adventure therapy, Becca Wallingford-Meier, behavioral first responder, camp counseling, Curt Davidson, first responder, social work, wilderness therapy
Co-InstructorsCurt DavidsonPresident and Co-Founder, Alpenglow EducationBecca Wallingford-Meier, MSW Dates December 2, 3, 4Cost: $199 *15% off for AEE Members! About the CourseThe Behavioral First Responder certification is designed for instructors, administrators, and counselors of all varieties that want to gain an understanding of common behavioral issues and useful responses. Our course will teach overarching theories, models, and techniques borrowed from the fields of social work, counseling, and psychology to help increase understanding about why a student is demonstrating a particular behavior, as well as some useful techniques that will help the student through their difficult moment and even prevent these issues. Additionally, this certification and pre-conference workshop is for anyone wishing to learn more about behavior and group management. The curriculum is specifically designed for Experiential Educators who work in the fields of Adventure Education, Camp Counseling, Wilderness Therapy, or Adventure Therapy. It is important to note that this certification does not make the individual a therapist or counselor. It is merely designed to give insight into what is happening on the individual level, and help ensure your student's emotional safety until you can recommend future helpful avenues to them.Some sample topics for this workshop include:De-escalation StrategiesStrengths-Based ApproachEcological Systems TheoryTechniques for Specific PopulationsThe Theory of Reasoned ActionHandling Student MedicationsAnd many moreThis certification is good for three years at which point students will be required to take a recertification training course via our website.  Instructor Curt Davidson, President & Co-Founder, Alpenglow Education Language English Cost USD $199.  Registration Enroll at https://aee.memberclicks.net/behavioral-first-responder#/. The course is being offered as an “Extended Education” workshop associated with the annual conference of the Association for Experiential Education, although anyone may enroll (and need not attend any other conference-related activities). Additional AEE conference information is available at aee.org.  For more information, email info@alpengloweducation.com
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Designing Experiential Education: An Orienteering Example
Thu, Jan 7th, 2021 3:00 PM EST - Thu, Jan 28th, 2021 4:00 PM EST
Instructor Barbara Bryant  Barb Bryant is the President of Navigation Games; her goal is to bring orienteering into ...
Barbara Bryant, Orienteering, STEM
Instructor Barbara Bryant Barb Bryant is the President of Navigation Games; her goal is to bring orienteering into schools. She is the former Vice President of Youth Initiatives for Orienteering USA. Barb believes that orienteering is a great foundation for teaching critical thinking, teamwork, and life-long healthy habits.  Designing Experiential Education: An Orienteering Example  DATES: Thursday, January 7 3:00-4:00PM EST Thursday, January 14 3:00-4:00PM EST Thursday, January 21 3:00-4:00PM EST Thursday, January 28 3:00-4:00PM EST Cost: $85 Presenter: Barbara BryantExecutive Director, Navigation Games The Challenge: teach kids to orienteer using experiential methods In this workshop, we'll do orienteering remotely and each in their own neighborhoods. We then deconstruct orienteering to determine learning goals, then build a curriculum that is experiential, delivered outdoors, physically healthy, socially engaging, and fun. Our programs build STEM skills, starting with reasoning and observation. We'll discuss mix-ins and missions like environmental science and sustainability. Anyone can take the curriculum and implement it. Each participant brings their teaching problems to the table, and we create experiential solutions. Format:  (1 - online) 4 1-hour classes in January. Thursdays at 3pm. (2 - at home) 3 homework packages to be done at home, on the computer, or outside your home Learn more about Navigation Games by watching this Video ! 
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