STEM and student interpersonal skills at Play
School Incursions by Green Hat Workshop don’t simply provide opportunities for students to play and experiment with forces and movement, iterative design, concepts of balance and counter-balance, shape, ratio, pattern, mapping and more, they also inherently integrate communication, negotiation, resilience, making PLANKS one of the most affective student activities to encourage student wellbeing .
Workshops are available throughout Victoria and are characterised by authentic, creative activity which engages every student at their own level of ability and through their own interests.
Up to 100 participants at once!
Develop and strengthen your school community through a shared family Mathematics or STEM evening and multiple sessions over a school day enable Green Hat Workshop to provide whole schools with a rich shared experience of creativity.
Base fees are $450 for 2 hours and $800 for a full school day. GST included.
We work with up to 100 participants in sessions of up to 2 hours ($5 per participant over 80- not applicable to family evenings.) Travel levies apply.
Inspire higher order thinking
The abundant, identically shaped PLANKS in our Workshops, encourage a natural curiosity, companionship and competition in participants, inspiring such processes as iterative structural problem solving, the development of horizontal and vertical patterning using space and angle, as well as balance and counter-balance to create representative designs and architecture.
The component nature of PLANKS draw students together in shared tower building, dream-house design, cocoons, bridges and mapped representations of their school or city.
Emphasising physical, self-directed and concrete problem solving, rather than abstract, written and symbolic thinking, a Green Hat Workshop PLANKS Incursion will change the dynamics of your classroom and let you see new competencies in your students.
Be surprised by how the impermanence of blocks encourages
- the acceptance of failure as a part of the process
- demonstration of a Growth Mindset and positive learning dispositions, all while allowing participants to meet the challenges of iteration and the experience of The Learning Pit.
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How does it look?
The Green Hat Workshop Team of Facilitators are open to all manner of workshops for different purposes and work hard to taylor their presentations, timing and format to the needs of the participants in front of them at each event, rather than strictly keeping to a set plan.
- PARENT MATHEMATICS EVENINGS – Whole Family open ended play
A series of workshops beginning after morning recess, then an hour of open structural play in the evening with parents; sometimes with a presentation introduction or conclusive reflection that outlines the value of open ended block play in Mathematical Development.
- STEM / STEAM & INTERPERSONAL SKILLS -Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
- HASS – Humanities and Social Studies
- Creative Celebration
Short intro and long build. Just for fun.. and education. Often at the end of the school year, at a school celebration, camp or special day.
Partner, Education and Operations Manager
M: 0421 383 174
With two decades of experience in various teaching contexts including Primary School Teacher, STEM, woodwork and Mathematics Specialist, Cam has designed Green Hat Workshop’s unique incursion pedagogy around participant engagement and the human instinct to experiment and play.
Green Hat Workshop’s team of facilitators are trained in structure building, learning outcome recognition, child development and playwork. They use a mix of direct and indirect action to scaffold and challenge workshop participants in an effort to produce optimum understandings of shape, forces, design, the employment of interpersonal skills and much more.