April 15th at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Description – Explore the many opportunities and possibilities the exploration of LooseParts has to offer. View powerpoint presentations of inspiration and works created by children as well as receive PDF handouts and participate in dialogue. View a wide variety of materials as well as create mixed-media structure at home.
At the end of this training, the participants will be able to:
- Identify possibilities of using loose parts in all areas of the environment and curriculum.
- Identify the benefits of loose parts to learning and creativity in many areas and domains.
Licensing requirement for “1.5 hours focused on Child Growth and development.”
Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school and School Age
If participants have an understanding of what it means to offer a varied and rich environments as well as materials, they would be able to see the possibilities more easily. Familiarity with materials is quite basic and will give beginning as well as experienced teachers many ideas to bring back to their own context.
We recognize the obligation to foster a diverse and integrated Learning environment that addresses the wide range of abilities and cultural differences of the participants. This course offers participants an opportunity to develop skills with a variety of material. As loose parts are universally experienced beyond spoken languages, the application to different cultures is very suitable. This would also be the case for anyone with limited abilities physically, mentally and emotionally. All materials and application could easily be modified to meet the abilities and learning styles since all the subject matter and materials are so adaptable.
- The materials included in this class mirror a wide diversity as demonstrated by the extensive bibliography.
An additional bibliography lists books that address Infants and toddlers with different kinds of struggles:
blindness, and deafness; inability to walk and difficulty speaking; autism and developmental delays.
- This course offers the participants a wide variety of options and possibilities for different learning styles as well as many materials and books that may give them inspiration for their own environment and curriculum
Assessment of Learning Objectives
To assess learning of the course objectives, participants will:
- Describe in discussion and written reflection handout, the multitude of possibilities and value of utilizing loose parts and found objects in all domains of knowledge as well as become aware of specific sources for obtaining the materials.
- Demonstrate a comfort with loose parts by participation in hands on experience
Major resources used to develop the training
- Daly, Lisa; Beloglovsky, Miriam. (2014) “Loose Parts.” (1,2 and 3)
- Gandini, Lella. (1999) “Beautiful Stuff!: Learning With Found Materials.” Davis
- Nicholas, Simon (1972) “The Theory of Loose Parts article
Ms Burwell will then email you the zoom invite. FREE to members and $10 for each session for nonmembers. If nonmember once we receive your $10 payment you will receive the certificate.