What is the Muddy Puddle Teacher Outdoor Learning Coordinators Course?
The Muddy Puddle Teacher ® is a registered trademark and was created by teacher Sarah Seaman in 2018. Sarah used her teaching background and Level 3 Forest School training to fuse an approach that could be managed in educational settings no matter the size or surface and linked to the curriculum. The approach also uses only natural and upcycled materials which is a simple but unique quality to the approach to help reduce running costs, bond children with nature, support well-being and reduce the time to prep and put down to 0%.
This course is for those that have finished levels 1-4 of The Muddy Puddle Teacher Outdoor Learning Training and now want to focus on supporting the whole school with outdoor learning.
What are the training modules?
- Setting up the Approach (2 hours of reading & 2 hours of tasks)
This unit will take you through the basics of ensuring staff meed what they have to start and that you have in place great measures so you can show your progress at the end. For instance gaining feedback on your starting point from parents, children, staff and governors.
2. Supporting Staff (2 hours reading & 2 hours tasks)
Together with our resources online we will help you conduct staff meetings and better support your team’s confidence, outlook and planning for outdoor learning.
3. Keep it going! (1-hour reading & 1-hour tasks)
This section will give you tips and tricks to keep outdoor learning going all year long.
This section will take you on a Wellbeing journey exploring the importance of this area for your children, their families and for yourself. You will also learn some muddy ways we practice wellbeing such as muddy yoga, muddy mindfulness, the walk and talk and happ toes. Tasks involve lesson plans and reflection.
4. Assessing and reflecting on progress (1-hour reading & 1-hour tasks)
This area will focus on you submitting new questionnaires and reflecting on progress and how and what to report to SLT and governors with and for.
How am I assessed?
At the end of each stage, you are asked to send your tasks to us, or you can send it all as one if you’re collaborating with colleagues and are on a whole-school subscription.
It is then sent to qualified teachers who are muddy puddle teachers also working in school settings, for a review and they will then reply, awarding you the status or help you to gain the status.
Remember you also get access to 100’s of resources with the gold subscription and access to further levels such as the Outdoor Learning School Award
Is the course accredited?
Yes, it is CPD-Accredited by the CPD Group
Who can do the training?
All of the below roles have their own specific route to train from.
Teachers, TA’s, Nursery Nurses, Early Years Educators, Childminders.
The training will get you to tailor the approach to your needs. So as long as you work with an academic curriculum the approach can work for you. We are UK based but we have many muddy and merry educators throughout the world in International Schools, US, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
How can you join?
Or get a whole school subscription with discounts Click here to get a quote.