2013 Froebel Conference Oct. 11-13 in Ann Arbor, MI
Join us in Ann Arbor this October for a 2-day hands-on training event (with optional Friday activities). Presenters include Norman Brosterman, Tiffeni Goesel, Andrea Goetz, Bradford Hansen-Smith, John Reynolds, Allen Samuels, Finella Scholtz, Cathy Topal, Robin Vande Zande, and others.
The focus of this year's conference is exploring how all 10 Froebel Gifts (and several Occupations) can be used to teach design (and other subjects) to children in grades K-12. These methods can be applied in home school as well as classroom settings. The sessions will feature hands-on play with the Gifts, demonstration of how they connect to Occupation activities), and integrate with songs, finger plays, movement games, gardening and nature education. Experienced Froebel teachers will lead the sessions and there will be many opportunities for questions, networking and socializing with other Froebelians.
Who should attend? This conference is aimed at a diverse and multidisciplinary audience, including art educators, architects/designers, math teachers, homeschooling parents, early childhood professors and practitioners, educational historians, and others.
Registration fee includes catered lunch both days, plus morning/afternoon beverage and snacks. The event will be held at the Michigan League on the central campus of the University of Michigan , just 30 min from the Detroit Metro International Airport (DTW).READ FEEDBACK FROM PAST EVENTS