This event combines a series of shorter TED-talk-level presentations with related hands-on activities that explore ideas in a practical and more holistic way. References and resources will be provided online, allowing attendees to focus how each presentation relates to the others without having to digest subject matter in real-time. By sequencing the days with a variety of experiences we honor how Froebel combined his Kindergarten activities into rich richer learning opportunities. Froebel Kindergarten is a model for learning at all stages ... as you will see.

Friday, October 4, 2019 at Porter Square Hotel restaurant

  6:00 PM –   8:00 PM Informal Networking Dinner (optional | meal not included) at Colette Bistro at Porter Square Hotel

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lesley Art + Design

  8:00 AM –   8:30 AM Credential Pick-up
  8:15 AM –   8:30 AM Welcome | Scott Bultman
  8:30 AM –   9:00 AM How Kindergarten Came to America | Helge Wasmuth
  9:00 AM –   9:30 AM Elizabeth Peabody's Gifts and Occupations | Barbara Beatty
  9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Kindergarten: The Lost World | Norman Brosterman
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Froebel Gift Play in 4 breakout 30 min. sessions | Bennett/Goesel/Reynolds
12:15 PM –   1:00 PM LUNCH (buffet provided)
  1:00 PM –   1:30 PM The Witness, Not the Judge: Inspiring Wonder in Child Observation | Peg Oliveira
  1:30 PM –   2:00 PM Rhoda Kellogg’s Child As Designer | Kristina Lamour Sansone
  2:00 PM –   2:30 PM Nature-Based Preschool Today | Rachel Larimore
  2:30 PM –   2:45 PM BREAK
  2:45 PM –   4:30 PM Froebel Occupations [Two 45 min. sessions] | Topal/Gandini/Bennett/Goesel
  4:30 PM –   5:30 PM Garden of Children documentary series preview screening

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Lesley Art + Design

  8:30 AM –   9:00 AM Blocks = Prototyping: Tools for Young Designers | Tucker Viemeister
  9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Froebel Gifts & Shape Grammars | George Stiny
  9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Kindergarten for Freshmen: Adapting Froebel's Philosophy to the College Experience | Jenna Frye
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Froebel Gift Play breakout sessions | Bennett/Bultman/Goesel/Reynolds
12:15 PM –   1:00 PM LUNCH (buffet provided)
  1:00 PM –   3:00 PM Breakout sessions [biotensegrity, music, movement] | Lowell/Rainville/Goesel
  3:00 PM –   3:15 PM BREAK
  3:15 PM –   4:00 PM Open Forum for Questions & Feedback
  4:00 PM –   Closing Remarks | Bultman

 

Lesley screening room