Date: November 17-19, 2022
Location: Virtually on Accelevents
This year National Child Day’s theme being explored in support of children is “Children’s Right to Thrive”. In light of this, ARCQE is pleased to announce our upcoming NCD conference theme: Empowering Children to Thrive: Cultivating the Strong Potential of All Children!
All conference sessions will be streamed from Nov 17th-19th with live facilitation of Q&As. Registrants will be able to watch and re-watch the sessions at any time that is convenient for them, and have 30-day access to the recordings.
To view the agenda, get to know the speakers, and learn about our event, please view/ download the conference brochure HERE!
Dr. Claire Warden
Dr. Claire Warden is an educational consultant who has developed her approach to Nature Pedagogy in her doctoral research and experiential learning through a variety of experiences including working in a variety of settings including her own multi-award-winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten, advisory work, and lecturing in further education.
Claire is closely involved with her own nature kindergarten, Auchlone Nature Kindergarten, in Scotland. This outdoor nursery works with children from 2-6 year olds, who spend up to 90% of their time outside. She is also the author of over 20 books relating to early years methodology.
In addition to Claire’s international and consultancy work, she runs a Community Interest Company, ‘Living Classrooms‘, through which the Virtual Nature School is being delivered. Additionally, she set up the International Association of Nature Pedagogy, a professional organization designed to promote and support all forms of nature-based education for children aged 0 – 8 years throughout the world.
Alex Morgan has acted as teacher, social media specialist, study tour program coordinator, common space and theater support for classrooms, and Hawkins Centers of Learning liaison for Boulder Journey School. In addition to supporting classroom work, she coordinates and develops Professional Development to support adult learning both locally in Colorado and at conferences around the country. Alex is passionate about using inspirations from Frances and David Hawkins and Reggio Emilia, Italy to support adults and children in discovering, uncovering, and Messing About. She has shared her work through Exchange magazine, conferences, Ignite Boulder, and TEDxBoulder.
"The ability to have this event virtually made it possible for programs who cannot afford to close for the duration of the conference to send their educators to the sessions; it made it possible to include a more diverse range of presenters; and I hope this format continues at least in part for future conferences!"
"So impressed by the great work ARCQE did providing a virtual conference yet still creating a culture of togetherness. Thank you."
"So grateful for all of ARCQE team. This was a lot of work to put together...pat on the back!...it was well organized and delivered."