Session 1: Designing Creative Contexts for Inquiry with Young People (ages 5-13 years)
Ancient teachers carefully selected teaching sites that connected students’ inner realities with those of the universe (Cajete, 2015). As teachers of the most materially-endowed and digitally-attuned generation in history, we must support students in (re)cognizing their surroundings towards (w)holistic aims. Join Misty, Founder of Pop-Up Studio, and artist Calder Cheverie, to discover and unleash the “Pedagogical Artist” within us all. Together, we’ll design flexible contexts for concept-driven inquiry using low-cost materials and purposeful play. Leave with an adaptive framework to “pop-up” your inquiries, on-the-spot, alongside learners.
Session 2: Facilitating Inquiry in Creative Contexts with Young People (ages 5-13 years)
A carefully curated and crafted playscape is only as powerful as our learners’ receptiveness to inquire within it, and our attunement towards their response. How do we cultivate a reciprocal response-ability that invites memorable meaning-making? We can become professional marvelors! Join Misty and Calder to practice the art and science of marveling using Pop-Up Studio’s POWR coaching cycle. Leave with valuable lived experience to POWR-up playscapes in your context.
Day 1
  • 7.30 am to 8.30 am - Registration

  • 8.30 am - Introductions & Housekeeping

  • 8.40 am to 9.40 am - Keynote

  • 9.40 am to 10.15 am - Morning Tea

  • 10.15 am to 11.45 am - Session 1

  • 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm - Session 2

  • 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm - Lunch

  • 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm - Session 3
Day 2
  • 7.30 am to 8.30 am - Breakfast

  • 8.30 am to 10.00 am - Session 4

  • 10.00 am to 10.30 am - Morning tea

  • 10.30 am to 12.00 pm - Session 5

  • 12.15 pm to 1.30 pm - Panel Session with closing
This will be followed by 7 one hour online Q & A sessions.
Misty Paterson
Misty is a trusted leader in responsive teaching practices and a lifelong learner herself. As a teacher, parent, seasoned facilitator and certified Concept-Based consultant with over 20 years of teaching experience, Misty founded Pop-Up Studio and authored the best-selling Pop-Up Studio book, to champion a creative approach to education. Misty empowers teachers of all kinds to integrate concepts, inquiry and play into multimodal studio spaces at their kitchen table, around a microscope, under a tree, across a classroom desk-- or anywhere really! Spanning dozens of countries and thousands of learners, Misty’s research and practice supports a global movement to ‘pop-up’ curriculum with hands-on experiences that inspire meaningful, memorable, and merry learning for all. Follow Misty on Twitter @PatersonMisty and Instagram @popupstudioed.
Calder Cheverie
Calder Cheverie is a non-binary artist, lands-based educator and filmmaker. They teach (W)holistic Approaches to Teaching & Learning in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and are the Storywork Coordinator for Skwxwú7mesh Nation’s Language & Culture department. Calder is completing a doctorate in Arts Education at Simon Fraser. Their research focuses on creating circles of kinship in curriculum design and artistic pathways toward the ethical embodiment of two-eyed seeing in pedagogical practice. Calder holds an M.Ed. in Nature-Based & Place-Conscious Practices and a GDE in Indigenous Education.
CAD 500 Per Participant Closing Date 1st April 2023