A new video on Froebel Gift 2 using audio interviews conducted at the 2010 Froebel USA conference in Grand Rapids, MI by Aurélien Froment. Norman Brosterman and Scott Bultman share insights about the history, philosophy, and techniques of the most misunderstood of Froebel’s Gifts. Special thanks to Tiffeni Goesel, Andrea Goetz, Finella Scholtz, and Pierce Wilson.
Norman Brosterman’s 1997 book Inventing Kindergarten has been out-of-print since 2006. For limited time you can support the Inventing Kindergarten Kickstarter project and secure a copy (and other rewards) while helping bring back the most beautifully illustrated book ever written on the subject of Froebel’s Kindergarten. Please spread the word to those interested in early childhood, modern art and architecture, design education or history.
The 2013 Froebel USA conference training event will be held on the central campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Experienced Froeble teachers will guide a hands-on exploration of all 10 Gifts (and several of the Occupations). The theme for the event is applying Froebel’s method to K-12 design education and STEaM initiatives.
This year’s presenters include Allen Samuels, Andrea Goetz, Bradford Hansen-Smith, Cathy Topal, Finella Scholtz, John Reynolds, Linda Keane, Norman Brosterman, Scott Bultman and Tiffeni Goesel, Select items from Brosterman’s Kindergarten collection will be on display at the UM School of Art & Design and other activities are planned for Friday Oct. 11th. For more information please visit FroebelUSA.org.
Save $75 when you register before March 1st.
For those looking for the guidance and inspiration to apply Froebel’s methods today, look no further than Tiffeni Goesel of Williamsburg, VA. Her FroebelToday.com website and Facebook blog facebook.com/FroebelToday provide concrete examples of just how relevant the Froebel materials/methods are for modern education; . Whether in a public school classroom, homeschool, or tutoring environment, Ms. Goesel demonstrates how natural and fluid the original method was meant to be.