Permaculture Institute USA Presents: Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching with Jude Hobbs & Andrew Millison March 13-19, 2010 Empower Yourself To Advocate For Change Through Whole Systems Design And Teaching. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of settings.
We are committed to encouraging and inspiring your unique strengths and talents by modeling diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, experiential exercises, and using visual aids. In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential hands-on practice by preparing and co-teaching several presentations. As a final course project the class will organize, promote and present a workshop to the public: An Introduction to Permaculture. This event will be offered to the Arcosanti and surrounding community. This is a Certificate Course offered by the Cascadia Permaculture Institute in Collaboration with Permaculture Institute USA Course Topics Include:
• Philosophy and Ethics of Instruction • Teaching Systems, Principles and Patterns • Adult Learning Styles • Organizing Curriculum and Resources • Presentations and Facilitators Roles • Activities and Utilizing Media • Co-Instructing • Time Management • Planning, Marketing, and Economics • Teaching Venue Logistics • Interns and Apprentices • Evaluations and Feedback • Tips from the Trade • Keeping Up The Spirit • And More
Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or Instructor’s approval Jude Hobbs is a co-founder of Cascadia Permaculture Institute. In 1982, she established a business specializing in whole system environmental design solutions for urban settings. She also consults with farmers emphasizing efficiency and productivity and is the author of the bulletin: A Guide to Multi-Functional Hedgerows Jude has taught Permaculture workshops and courses in the private and public sectors, for 20 years, developing curricula that are fun, accessible, and inspiring. She co-tends 7 acres south of Cottage Grove, Oregon where there are abundant micro-climates from which to learn. Andrew Millison has been teaching the Permaculture Design Course since 2001 at Universities, Colleges, and Institutes from Arizona to Oregon. His practical experience is as the owner of a design-build landscaping company, designer in a Landscape Architecture office, and public speaker. While in Arizona, he converted two city lots (and beyond) into diverse Permaculture 'Eco-Hood' demonstration sites that gained wide publicity. Andrew is currently teaching Permaculture at Oregon State University, Prescott College, and co-instructed the Permaculture Teacher Training course with Jude in 2009. Tuition: $715-775. (sliding scale) Includes course materials, dorm accommodations & 3 meals a day (see registration form for details). Location: Arcosanti, Arizona (65 miles North of Phoenix) www.arcosanti.org Class size limited to 20 participants For more information contact: email@example.com Or visit: www.cascadiapermaculture.com
I received the email below seeking to raise interest in the teacher training course:
--- I wanted to update you about the upcoming Pc Teacher Training and Practicum. We are in a bit of a conundrum. This course usually has a waiting list and we are about 5 people shy of the course happening. If you know of any list serves or people who would be interested in attending please send the attached information to them.
I'll keep you posted in the event we need to cancel or reschedule.
Looking Forward to Connecting Through Permaculture,
If anyone reading this forum is considering teacher training, and maybe on the fence about attending this one with Jude, I know that I really want to be able to attend!... So I say "PLEASE go if you can make it work?"!
This course is going to be my chance to actually meet both Jude and Andrew, but from all I've read about these folks, this is certain to be a fantastic way to move forward in Permaculture.