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Relationships and Interactions
Learning and life are, in reality, inextricably interconnected, just as is anything and everything on Earth and beyond. It is important and empowering to understand how elements integrate because everything is part of a system and often systems are part of other systems.
What You Get
- Nine 45-minute audio learning modules – download and listen while jogging, tending to your garden or even in the car!
- Supplemental online articles and videos
- Nine activity guides (9 months, 36 weeks!) with 40+ educational tools, techniques and methods AND 100+ activities
“What’s Home?” consists of the following modules. Just download the audio and listen – while jogging, tending to your garden or even in the car!
The nine modules include:
- The Welcome Home Balance
- Wild Child at Home
- Home Grown Family
- Neighborhood Tribe
- Free Play
- The Community Connection
- Globally Together
- Creative Integration
- Celebrating Home Sweet Home
Note: Once a module is published it remains open and accessible through August of the following year, so it’s never too late to join. Each September, all participants also receive each module as an email course to help you stay on track as we all know how life can impact our intentions.
As children’s understanding of “home” grows, so too will their love for and desire to take on greater responsibility as they move from seeing home through the “me” and transition into a realization that they are part of the greater “we.” A healthy vibrant ecosystem is a mass of connections and relationships. That is how we can design community – as a learning ecosystem.
Designer and the Design
In this course, designed and led by Lisa Kohlhepp and in collaboration with PERMIE KIDs, you will learn how to exponentially enrich the learning landscape through community- and place-based seasonal exploration. Helping children connect with their place and time deepens their roots and enriches their connection with their themselves, family, community and nature.
This class is a recommended prerequisite for enrolling in the online Educational Design Course (EDC). You can enroll in both simultaneously if you are a Guild Member and/or if you have taken the Seventh Generation Education course, another Institute of Permaculture for Children (IPEC) course, or a Permaculture Design Course (PDC).
“What’s Home” begins in September, around the time of the fall equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and continues through May.
There is one “What’s Home” module per month, approximately 45 minutes in length, allowing for sufficient time to reflect, plan and integrate what is learned into our children’s (and our) learning landscapes.
The What’s Home curricula provides a myriad of lesson plans illuminating how the wisdom and tools learned can be combined to design a learning landscape that helps our children develop a deep connection to and love for Nature and community. You are invited to take, use, tweak, deconstruct and reconstruct the lesson plans in order to make the experience meaningful and culturally appropriate for your community of children and youth.
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Note: All payments are non-refundable.