Add more value to your weekend

Want to add even more value to your weekend? Join us for this years pre-conference! The pre-conference will take place from 10am to 3pm on April 29th. There will be a focus on the experiential models of framing, facilitation, and debriefing. Many of the activities and theories explored will be influenced by Laurie Frank’s book “Journey Towards the Caring Classroom.” Don’t let the worimagesd “classroom” fool you, this resource is one of the best experiential social-emotional activity books, for any population or environment, ever written. Come ready to engage, participate, be active, and play in a variety of experiential Social-Emotional Learning activities.

To see more information or to register for the pre-conference click HERE

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Check out these designs!

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Check out this amazing Coast Salish art that we’ll be airbrushing onto t-shirts this weekend. Our wonderful Keynote speaker Splash has given us permission to use his creations as our conference design! Check out Splash on Saturday evening as he shares his insights and experiences into education, Coast Salish style. You may also get a chance to learn traditional silversmithing during his workshop! If you haven’t registered yet you still can! Pre-register or come and register onsite.

 

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
Blog:            aeenw.wordpress.com

Check out our 2016 Conference Guide!

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Check out our 2016 conference guide for Squamish, BC. Inside you will find the conference schedule,  as well as information about the  pre-conference and conference warm-up. You will get to learn more about this years Playnote, happenings and entertainment. There is information about morning leisure activitiesauctionsBYOT-Shirt airbrushing and awards. There is also an overview on workshops and workshop presenters. Check it out HERE. If you haven’t registered yet you still can! Pre-register or come and register onsite.

“Lets make this an adventure kind of day!”

 

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
Blog:            aeenw.wordpress.com

Calling all organizations…

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Would you like to join our community booth to show off your amazing organization? We are putting together some information and would love to have a small representation for all of the organizations attending! We welcome you to bring some items to share with our amazing network of experiential educators! 5 days until Squamish!

 

 

 

BYOT-Shirt

pulling-inkTime to get creative at our BYOT-shirt Station! To offer an alternative to the standard conference t-shirt takeaway, we’ll be hosting a Bring Your Own T-shirt Station. Pack along your favourite, bright coloured t-shirt, scarf, or bag to stencil and paint. We provide the supplies and guidance, and you will print the conference design on your own shirt to help you take away something to remember your journey from the weekend!

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
Blog:            aeenw.wordpress.com

The countdown is on!

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Only 9 days left until we embark on our journey together at this years AEENW regional conference! Squamish awaits us with many wonderful activities and surroundings. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time. Wayfind your way to the conference HERE today.

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” -Andre Gide

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
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Just a quick reminder…

$_35RIDE SHARE is another great opportunity you can take advantage of this year. To participate please write “car pool” in the notes section of the registration form and our registrar Mary will give you a call to arrange car pooling options. Why not enjoy the beautiful scenic drive to Squamish, British Columbia with other wonderful people? This service has been offered in the past and has had great success! Don’t forget to register HERE if you haven’t already!

 

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

– Martin Buber

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
Blog:            aeenw.wordpress.com

There is still a chance to save!

service-red-word-compass-27261845Still looking for ways to attend the conference? If so I may have the answer you have been looking for. We still have room for a couple of service crew members on our team! By joining service crew you will receive a discount on your registration and get to help out behind the scenes of our amazing conference. Join the fun! Apply for service crew today by clicking HERE

 

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean

 

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
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Time to bust out your dance moves!

debJoin us Saturday night for Prom! Our deejays PromHeart will be spinning hits from the ‘50’s to present day. We’ll have a photo booth to capture your memories, complete with dress up costumes and accessories if you don’t have your own. Make your own corsage or go to our hair-styling station to get that perfect prom look. No prom is complete without a punch-bowl. Have a drink to quench your thirst after cutting a rug (if you dare). Enter a dance contest and show off your moves. A Prom Queen and King will even be crowned at the end of the night so bring your best prom wear, classic style or tacky, and enjoy the prom you never had!

Don’t want to miss out on the action? Register HERE today!

“A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.”

  ― Robert McKee

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
Blog:            aeenw.wordpress.com
Join the fun! Apply for service crew today by clicking HERE

 

Workshop Schedule for the weekend

Take a look at our likely workshop schedule for the weekend. Please note that some changes may still be made to this outline. We are excited to be able to share this and look forward to wayfinding with you all!

Location

Pavilion

Nootka Lounge

Boardroom

Art Room

Treehouse

Block A – Friday 6:45-8:15

Choice – the joys, challenges, and pitfalls of choosing in the 21st century

– Jody Radtke, RCC

The Art and Science of Feedback Informed Treatment

– Liam Law

Activate Your Inspiration: Building Confidence to Follow Your Passion – Marli Williams

Block B – Saturday 8:30-10am

Integrated Experiential Examples to Help You Create Your Own Experiential Activities

-Bob Sharp

Family Group Conference (FGC) and Talking Circles

– Paige Cutler & Brenley Gidney

Wilderness Adventure Tools / Models Enhancing the Learning Experience – Will Black and Warren Fay

Trauma-Informed Facilitation – David Flack

The Basics of Facilitating and Debriefing

-José Larochelle

Block C – Saturday 10:15-11:45

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Back to the Future: Finding our way forward in Experiential Learning – W. Bradley Gooderham

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Exploring our World: Global Citizenship and International Service Learning

– Meg Chamberlin

Block D -Saturday 1-2:30

Finding your personal beat: An experiential introduction to Parts Work – Stephen Javorski

Harnessing creative potential in yourself, your stuff, and your clients – Daniel Cape

Practitioner Process in Adventure-Based Learning and Therapy

– Meghan McCann:

Outside the Box…Building Social and Emotional Growth Through Thoughtful Experience – Lori Litke

Rites of Passage

– Susan Kliewer

Block E – Saturday 2:45-4:15

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Silversmithing: A Cultural Journey – “Splash” Aaron Nelson-Moody

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Block F – Sunday 9:30-11:00

Round Table EE Discussions

  1. An EE Phys-Ed Curriculum

  2. Favourite activities

Turning Games into Powerful Social Emotional Skill Builders

– Brian Brandt

Bill Murray’s Meatball and the Evolution of Experiential Learning

– Jeff Willis “Willy”

Art for Social Change: Learning how to Co-Create Stories Told through Sound and Movement

-Theresa Tree Walsh

 

Website:      aee.org/northwest
More info:   facebook.com/aeenw
Blog:            aeenw.wordpress.com
Join the fun! Apply for service crew today by clicking HERE