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, so attendees can focus on the ways each presentation relates to the others without the need to digest each subject 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.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

  8:00 AM –   8:45 AM On-site Registration / Credential Pick-up
  8:45 AM –   9:00 AM Welcome | Scott Bultman
  9:00 AM –   9:30 AM How Kindergarten Came to America | Helge Wasmuth
  9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Elizabeth Peabody's Gifts and Occupations | Barbara Beatty
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Kindergarten: The Lost World | Norman Brosterman
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Froebel Gift Play breakout sessions | Bennett/Bultman/Goesel/Reynolds/Rainville
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 –   4:15 PM Froebel Occupations [90 min. breakout sessions] | Topal/Gandini/Bennett/Goesel
  4:15 PM –   5:00 PM STEM in ECE Alicia Carroll with Deb Meier

Evening Activities [screening/networking locations TBA]

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  9:00 AM –   9:30 AM Blocks = Prototyping: Tools for Young DesignersTucker Viemeister
  9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Froebel Gifts & Shape Grammars | George Stiny
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Kindergarten for Freshmen: Adapting Froebel's Philosophy to the College Experience | Jenna Frye
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 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, biomimicry, music] | Lowell/Rainville/Bennett/Goesel
  3:00 PM –   3:15 PM BREAK
  3:15 PM –   5:00 PM Garden of Children previews | Open Forum for Questions

 

Lesley screening room