PD for educators by educators is ending boring PD

“I’d rather file this mountain of papers than sit through another boring PD session”


Are you also fed up with sitting through a long, boring, soul-sucking PD that comes with nothing but useless Powerpoint presentations? Are you looking for PD for educators by educators? Are you missing that spark, that love of teaching?

I hear you.

…and I finally decided to do something about it. Today I am sharing all about that exciting alternative in this episode of A Playful Podcast- PD for educators, by educators.

Alt text: A green flashlight in the middle of the night sky with the words Story Time: The Origin of Camp Kinder

A little background: Just while I was having one of the best times of my life at OCETFO (Ottawa-Carleton Elementary Teacher’s Foundation of Ontario) annual PD Day, organizing exciting learning for my fellow educators, the world shut down – it was March 2020 when the dreaded coronavirus started wreaking havoc in our lives. Disappointed, I had to withdraw from the thoughts of what would have been an experience to cherish for a lifetime.

But the idea of it never quite left me – it kept lingering inside me – so much so that I had to start a never-seen-before PD for outstanding elementary teachers across Canada. I had to start Camp Kinder and fill it with PD for educators like you by educators like you.

If you’re an educator fed up with traditional PD and are seeking a useful and memorable alternative to them, Camp Kinder is the right place for you to be. With 24 incredible educators from across Canada offering over 20 workshops, you’ll leave feeling informed, excited, and confident in your journey as an educator. What’s more? You’ll be able to create friendships with like-minded professionals – ones that you’ll be able to cherish for the rest of your life!

Listen in to this episode for more information about the story of how Camp Kinder came to be!

Camp Kinder registration – It is opening on May 1, so make sure you’re on the crew list – Click here

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Kindergarten specialist turned curriculum writer. Mom, wannabe baker and lover of early 2000s Disney Channel (hello, Lizzie McGuire and HSM). Enthusiast of ponytails, pancakes and helping Canadian kindergarten teachers stress less by simplifying their planning and re-igniting their love of play-based learning. Here to help you take back your weekends and love teaching on week days.

Or, send me an email at mariah@aplayfulpurpose.com