Bring the Power of Things into your Learning Environment

The first time I was asked to run a full day training workshop I was terrified. That was nearly 8 years ago and since then I have not only run countless workshops with a wide variety of ages, interests and needs. I have grown to love the interaction with people and seeing their creativity raise to the surface. Workshops can run from 1hr to 1 week and as I said can be organised for any age, culture, interest, profession. The primary part of the workshop is about Play and opening up to your own creative spirit. The materials stay pretty much the same, everyday objects, but the desired outcome and questions are created by the client and I in conversation.


Professional Development

Choose one of our below workshops designs for and with educators. 

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Things as Thinking Tools

Part presentation part hands on workshop about how the "things" around us can become thinking tools in the classroom, in the same way we use paper and pencil.

  • 4 hour workshop (includes 30min set up and 30min pack up)
  • At your school
  • 10+ participants
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Teachers Team building

Fun engaging workshop filled with play, conversation, creation and thinking. Sit down across from someone you don't normally talk to and work together on a question or thought in front of you using only recycled circles brought in from their own homes/offices . 

  • 3-4 hour workshop (includes 30min set up and 30min pack up)
  • At your office
  • 10+ participants (over 20p fees are renegotiated)

In Class (ages 2,5-18)

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For Primary

Storytelling

Using our "Think like a..." prompts primary age students 6-12 collaborate on a joint story, which they capture through image, video performance or sketch. 

  • 2 hour workshop (includes 30min set up and 30min pack up)
  • In your classroom/school library
  • 10-24 students

For Nursery

Preschool Concepts

From compare/contrast to shapes children ages 2,5-6 explore recycled objects and simple questions. Creating compositions, answers and or stories.

  • 2 hour workshop (includes 30min set up and 30min pack up)
  • In your classroom
  • 10-24 students
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For Secondary

Design Thinking

Students explore the process of thinking like a designer. From the idea conception, to prototyping to presenting their idea and giving and getting feedback. 

  • 2 hour workshop (includes 30min set up and 30min pack up)
  • In your classroom/school library
  • 10-24 students

Coming Soon!

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Collecting

More in depth look for educators into how to find, store and use curated collections in their learning environments making 'things' available as thinking tools as you would paper and pencils. 

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Connecting

Does the 'thing' come first or the learning goal? This workshop looks closely at 'learning moments' both planned and spontaneous and how to connect curriculum to collections.

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Capturing & Communicating

Our method is a process, each step as important as the next. We will explore ways of capturing hands on learning and communicating 'learning moments'