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Master Forest School Educator

Forest Teacher Institute / Master Forest School Educator

Length of Training: 4 days (40 hours)

*(In-house Training: all participants lodge together and participate in extended group projects)


To build greater competency in teaching and naturalist skills through hands-on supervised teaching experiences at local FS programs.

Session Provides:

  • 6 hours—observation at 2-3 local FS programs
  • 12 hours—debrief and class discussion
  • 10 hours—teaching practicum
  • 5 hours—naturalist training
  • 6 hours—group projects/activities i.e. curriculum development, assessment tools, etc.
  • 1 hour—consultation with faculty member

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 2 training or documentation of Level 2 competencies (including 6 hours teaching practicum)

Follow-up Requirements

  • 5 additional hours of teaching practicum at approved FS programs with video and/or photo documentation and supervisor report (total of 20 hours teaching practicum)

Participant Receives:

  • Master Forest School Educator Certificate
  • Completion of Two CompetenciesCompetent Planner
  1. Understanding and incorporating constructivist-based educational philosophy
  2. Designing seasonally-based lessons and curriculum
  3. Planning effective and engaging parent communication and involvement opportunities

         Reflective Researcher

  1. Creating and using appropriate assessment tools
  2. Understanding data collection strategies
  3. Conducting and reporting action research studies
  4. Understanding basic principles and stages of Child Development

      5. Understanding and identifying character strengths, physical, emotional and social development

Fee:  $1450 (includes 4 days: transportation, food and lodging)

Upcoming Training Dates:  7/15-18


For applicable discounts and group rates, email info@forestteacher.org.

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