Our first-ever KG Education Learning Retreat is in the books! We are so grateful to the 10 local educators who trusted us with leading a day of professional learning for them. It was incredibly exciting to see our vision for professional learning become a reality.
As a team, Devon and I have been leading workshops and sharing presentations for over a decade. We enjoy working with fellow educators to share ideas and grow our teaching practices. When we launched KG Education in May 2019, we had this vision of a new format for professional learning. We wanted to combine professional learning with wellness practices, so we dreamed up the idea of a learning retreat.
What is a learning retreat?
Our learning retreats include a unique blend of professional learning, wellness practices and community-building.
- We are both passionate about ongoing learning and professional growth. We know that teachers need high-quality professional development, so it’s a priority for us to offer meaningful learning opportunities for educators.
- We’ve learned the value and importance of teacher wellness, so our learning retreats integrate wellness practices such as yoga, movement and mindfulness.
- Finally, we’ve experienced the benefits of connecting with colleagues, so we aim to foster community-building among participants. We offer retreats to small groups of educators, so we can work together and get to know each participant!
What does your day look like at a learning retreat event?
For our Math Everywhere Learning Retreat, we began the day with a gentle yoga class, followed by a nutrition break. Next, we shared ideas for rich math learning and did some math together! We enjoyed a delicious lunch at our local restaurant, Brierwood Creek Cafe & Grill, and then had some workshop time for hands-on creation and sourcing of math activities. After an afternoon break for coffee and snacks, we closed the day with a few yoga poses and a mindfulness practice.
“This was a fantastic day! The wellness portion was a great start and end to the day, helping with focus for the day. Thank you for practical resources to use immediately in my classroom!”
– 2019 Math Everywhere Learning Retreat participant
How can I participate?
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