PD 6-12 Years: The Work of Wool

Carol Palmer will be facilitating this workshop and has designed it from the work she has been doing on developing a Handiwork Album. This workshop aims to empower kaiako to integrate more Handwork into their curriculum. The workshop is suitable for everyone – from complete beginners to those who already craft, but would like ideas on how to structure their Handwork programme and add a “Montessori lens.”
Date: 15/16 September 2018
Location: Silverstream Retreat, Wellington
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…But handicrafts, which produce beautiful objects, and which
society is now attempting to revive, could well be entrusted to young
people. Let us hope that the art of fine craftsmanship is not lost
simply because machines exist. May young people be given the
possibility of continuing to lovingly produce beautiful things!
Maria Montessori, Education and Peace, Chapter 9

Participants will be introduced to several methods of working with wool in order to develop their knowledge, excitement and confidence in this area of Handwork. They will gain a basic understanding of the processes of wool, both traditional and commercial, and will be given story and lesson ideas.  Participants will also learn the basics of spinning, knitting, crochet and felting, beginning with making their tools and leading to projects that they will be able to repeat with their students.

As well as giving a practical understanding of wool crafts, this workshop aims to inspire a love of Handwork and to demystify it as a concept, so that participants feel able to introduce both the work of wool and other forms of Handwork into their environments.

Location

The workshop is being held at the beautiful Silverstream Retreat, Silverstream, Upper Hutt, Wellington, so is a live in workshop. We have arranged accommodation so you are able to stay on site. Your accommodation cost is additional to the workshop fee but you are able to book it through the registration form.

Bio: Originally from the UK, Carol Palmer has lived in New Zealand since 2006.  She completed her AMI training with Carla Foster in 2015 and currently teaches 9-12s at Wa Ora Montessori School in Lower Hutt. She is an enthusiastic craftsperson, president of her local fibre-craft guild, wife, and mother of two wonderful children.  She is absolutely, (obsessively) passionate about the importance of Handwork in education.

PD 6-12 Years: The Work of Wool

Date: 15/16 September 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Silverstream Retreat
Address: Silverstream, Upper Hutt, Wellington

Two Day registration

Saturday: Morning and afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.
Sunday: Breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch

Full Registration: $580
MANZ School Member: $320
MANZ Individual Member: $470
Register and Join MANZ as Individual Member: $335
Register and Join MANZ as Student Member: $335

More info on the Registration Types

Full Registration Rate
The full registration rates are for delegates who are not eligible for MANZ member rates.

MANZ School, Organisation and Student Member Special Rate
If your early childhood service or kura is a member of MANZ, all your staff and parents receive a special school member rate. If your organisation is a member of MANZ one person will receive this member rate. Student members of MANZ can also register for this rate.

MANZ Individual Member Special Rate
If you are an individual member of MANZ in 2018 you will receive the special individual member rate.

Becoming a MANZ Individual Member
If your service or school is not a school member of MANZ, you have the option to join MANZ as an individual member for $65 pa and then register at the individual member rate. You will also receive two MANZ publications; the colour magazine Montessori Voices and teacher e-zine Informed each term in 2018 as part of your membership. After June you can register as an individual member for $30 pa.

Becoming a MANZ Student Member
If you are currently studying you have the option to join MANZ as a student member for $30 pa and then register for at the rate offered to teachers at MANZ member schools. MANZ may ask for proof of current student identification. You will also receive two MANZ publications; the colour magazine Montessori Voices and teacher e-zine Informed each term in 2018 as part of your membership. After June you can register as a student member for $15 pa.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available onsite and is additional to the registration fee, however, it is limited and is booked on first come basis. Each room has linen provided and either an ensuite or a separate bathroom. Additional shower and toilet facilities are available within the complex. The rates below are based on twin or quad share and the rates are quoted per room. (So if you have two staff who will share a room then you only need to book 1 room and to specify which nights you require accommodation for)

Room type Cost per unit per night Facilities Availability
Twin Share $140 Stonewall Suites: studio unit with ensuite. Sleeps 2 ($70 per person twin share) 11 units
Twin Share $150 Forest Studios: studio unit with a separate shower and toilet facilities. Sleeps 2 ($75 per person twin share) 3 units
Quad Share $260 Riverview Apartment: 2 bedroom apartment, sleeps 4 people with a separate shower and toilet facilities. Sleeps 4 ($65 per person quad share) 7 unit

All pricing in NZ$

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