Cymbrogi Companions Educators Programme
We exist in a time of unprecedented change. And an unprecedented opportunity to make change for the better. Cymbrogi Futures invites you to journey with us in an exploration of ‘What Matters.’ To you, your school and your community - today and tomorrow.
What We Offer:
Leading practitioners and educators in curriculum design, creativity, well-being and sustainability have come together to design and deliver a unique learning experience...
...Which will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and capacities to empower you to positively engage with a challenging and fast-changing world.
Our programme offers a range of online and onsite learning experiences which will support you in designing and delivering the new Curriculum for Wales. An exciting opportunity for educators and leaders to direct content and practice oriented towards enabling learners to shape more sustainable futures - for themselves, their schools and communities.
Our programme will help you to....
..Develop ‘future-proof’ skills of Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Criticality while engaging you in a personal exploration of the Cymbrogi Core Four:
The Cymbrogi Core Four provides you with....
... An opportunity to develop a deep knowledge of both theory and application of each area, and take this back into your community to make the changes you wish to see - through an Action-Impact Project designed by and undertaken by you, supported by us.
The Cymbrogi Core Four have been aligned with the Four Purposes of the Curriculum for Wales enabling you to further enhance your ability to apply the Purposes within your practice.
The programme runs across the academic year, October 2020 - July 2021, providing you with the knowledge, support, time and space to Understand, Explore, Materialise and Reflect upon the changes you want to make. both online and onsite, in four stages across the academic year.
You and your schools will have access to our online Core Modules, each linked to the Cymbrogi Core Four. Opportunities exist to delve deeper into each area through additional Elective Modules.
You will undertake a 2 day programme at our inspirational site in Lawrenny, a Covid-Safe learning environment, further exploring the Core Four with our lead practitioners, developing ‘future-proof’ skills and accessing unique experiences ranging from coastal foraging to storytelling.
As part of the second day of the onsite programme you will learn to apply Design Thinking, develop your Action-Impact Project and then take it back into your communities to implement. Throughout this stage you will be supported by the Cymbrogi Network, a members-only access to resources, experts and peer support.
In the final stage we invite you to reflect upon and share your learning journey with others; your peers, school and the Cymbrogi community. This forms part of your ‘graduation’ from the first year of the programme and the associated certification for you and your school.
Online via Cymbrogi website platform
Available from 19th Oct 2020 - 1 Module released each month (October-February)
Participating individuals and schools have unlimited access to modules covering the Cymbrogi Core, developed for Cymbrogi Futures by experts in each field.
It is also possible to gain access to individual modules.
Availability: School-wide access via paid membership pass.
Onsite at Cymbrogi Futures HQ in Lawrenny
March 2021 - date TBD
Two day programme including journey mapping, practical activities building on Core Four online modules; workshops on storytelling, developing personal reflection skills, wellbeing practice. Additional elective activities in 1 of the 4 Core areas.
Availability: Participants access (Additional paid access)
Online via Companions Network & in school
March 2021-July 2021
Workshops on Design Thinking & Action Research; collaborate to design personal Action Projects to be implemented in-school. Online support is provided across this period through the Cymbrogi Companions Network.
Availability: Participants access
Online and/or onsite
1-2 days w/o July 2021
Participants share their personal learning story, including the outcomes of their Action Project, through:
1: In-school dissemination
2: As part of the Cymbrogi Futures Learning Festival
As this is our inaugural pilot journey, we are offering a heavily discounted fee for this programme.
Individual, School, Organisation access to Stage 1
Membership to the Cymbrogi Network
Unlimited access to online Modules & Electives
Fee waived for inaugural pilot companions, committed to enrolling at least 1 paid participant
Full access to Stage 2-4 of the journey Nov 2020-July 20021 inclusive of:
All on-site activities over 2 days
Breakfast, lunch, supper (and snacks at key intervals!)
Access to Cymbrogi Companions network support across Stage 3
Invitation to the Cymbrogi Learning Festival
Cymbrogi Companions Journey completion certification
£250 per participant, with payment made by October 25th 2020
Additional cost for overnight accommodation (subsidised).
Accommodation Options (all COVID-safe):
1. Lawrenny Youth Hostel. Private room - shared bathrooms/showers. £10/night http://www.lawrennyhostel.com/
2. The Farmhouse. Loft-style double room with en-suite bathroom, separate entrance from rest of the house.
£30/night (1 mile drive from site). Knowles Farmhouse
3. The Camper van. 6 bed luxury camper van parked on the site - includes shower and cooking facilities; for single person use only. £40/night.
4. The Pod. A choice of 4 personal pods in a quiet walled Victorian garden next to the Castle site - spacious, ensuite bathroom, catering facilities (and hot tub) with small private garden space.
£75/night. Little Retreats https://www.littleretreats.co.uk/
More local options and photos to follow....
Please inform us at the point of signing up for Participant access Stage 2-4 if accommodation is required and your preferred option.
PROGRAMME NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED TO MAXIMUM 12 (2 GROUPS OF 6) TO ENSURE A COVID-SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR BOTH YOU AND OUR PRACTITIONERS.
DELIVERY WILL BE IN ENGLISH. WRITTEN MATERIALS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN WELSH
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