ACSA Webinars
Term 2

Alison Rourke, Principal and Raeanne Gulic, Assistant Principal, Fairy Meadow Demonstration School

Inspiring creative and innovative learners

Tuesday 18 May 2021 7-8pm AEST

Session complete. Recording available via ACSA Webinars on Demand

Alison Rourke                            Raeanne Gulic

Loose Parts and story Workshop is a classroom structure we are developing at FMDS to support language and literacy. It has evolved over the past decade as we've researched the question: What is the connection between literacy and the arts? We are finding that the use of materials such as clay, paint, props, or blocks can play an integral role in language development, and strongly support children to see themselves as storytellers and authors. This happens, for example, when a child is playing at the water table and imagines or remembers a story. As the child continues to play and explore his story, he may consider more details, the sequence may become stronger, and the language the child uses to tell the story becomes more clear and powerful. The stories come alive! and we are finding that stories have the power to bring a community together.

AITSL Standards Addressed:
Know students and how they learn
Know the content and how to teach it
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Engage in professional learning

Who should attend?
Primary school staff (P-6).

What will you learn?
How loose parts and story workshop is utilised in our school as a stimulus for literacy and the arts to unleash creativity, curiosity, collaboration and critical thinking in our learners.