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Saturday
26
MAY

Sustainability, Loose Parts & Creative Reuse Workshop for Educators

10:00
13:00
Reverse Garbage
Event organized by Reverse Garbage

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Improve your centres sustainability and incorporate creative reuse in your program with this 3 hour professional learning workshop for Early Childhood, Primary or OOSH educators.

This inquiry based learning workshop will increase your capacity to use reuse materials in innovative, useful and creative ways. We will explore readily available waste materials for their reuse potential and clarify waste disposal methods of common household items. We will cover construction techniques and loose parts using a variety of materials enabling educators to confidently implement reuse materials in to arts, STEM, literacy, numeracy and play programs.

Workshop agenda


Introduction to reuse materials in educational and play based contexts
Reuse materials in the makerspace: Tips, tricks and techniques for creative reuse
Sorting, Sourcing & the 3R’s: making the most of what’s available.
Loose parts with reuse materials – theory, risk management and storage ideas
Warehouse tour and materials sourcing
Create an invitation to play or a classroom kit to take back to your centre.
Reuse materials in intentional teaching – documentation and alignment

Workshop costs include:


All workshop materials, notes and participant workbooks,
Expert workshop facilitator,
Materials to the value of $15 to take back to your school or centre.
Morning tea: Tea, Coffee and a light snack will be provided. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements.