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16th Annual Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching in Oregon

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Dates: August 7 - 13, 2016

Instructors: Jude Hobbs, with Guests including Andrew Millison and Others

Location: Wilson Creek Gardens, Cottage Grove, Oregon USA

Sharing information is Regenerative ~ Be Part of the Permaculture Solution

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! In this dynamic and interactive course, you learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills.

As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.

As with a Permaculture Design Course, in this teacher training we offer practical solutions for sharing information, which is essential in these current times.We have had great success teaching, and are advocates for the Mollisonian Standard Permaculture Design Course curriculum. We also believe each course taught needs to speak directly to local conditions and the specific skills of the presenters’ team.

Jude has taught this course almost thirty times and it is never the same way twice… As proactive educators we are constantly adjusting the way a workshop or course is presented…creating innovative experiences that address varied learning styles while moving from theory to practice.

We appreciate the unique skills and experiences of those attending and cultivate networking for future connections and support. A core part of Jude’s work is inspiring and training the next generation of Permaculture advocates.

Course Topics Include:

Philosophy and Ethics of Instruction • Pedagogy, Teaching Systems, Principles and Patterns • Adult Learning Styles • Curriculum and Lesson Plan Building • Presenting • Facilitator Roles • Utilizing Media and Activities • Co-Instructing • Time Management • Planning, Marketing, and Budgets • Venue Logistics • Interns and Apprentices • Evaluations and Feedback • Tips from the Trade • Keeping Up The Spirit • Self-care •Extensive Resources and More • Where to From Here: Right Livelihood

This is a Certificate Course offered by the Permaculture Institute of North America and Cascadia Permaculture Institute

Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or Instructor’s approval.

Enrollment: limited to 15 participants

Cost: $950.00 Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local and organic meals a day

Early Registration discount of $50 by 7/11

Limited local work trades available

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Jude Hobbs is a nationally recognized land consultant, designer, educator, and co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA). With over 30 years’ experience, she utilizes whole-system techniques in urban and rural settings to co-design environmentally sound solutions that encourage sustainable actions. Jude offers courses and workshops throughout the US and Canada and has developed curricula that encompass diverse learning styles with techniques that are fun, inspiring and information rich. This course is modeled after the advanced course in Teaching and Design which she attended with world renowned Permaculture Instructors, Max Lindeggar and Lea Harrison in 1990.

Andrew Millison has been studying, teaching and practicing Permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He is an instructor at Oregon State University where teaches the Permaculture Design Course and the Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum, on campus and online. Andrew's focus is more on broad scale farm planning, Permaculture housing developments, and obtaining water rights. He founded Permaculture Design International, a collaborative design firm for working on large scale projects globally. Andrew brings his rich experience to his teaching, and seeks to impart real world experience to his students.
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