RGQ 2021 Educators' Series

 

The Programme | Warehouse Discounts Educator Pass | Meet our Facilitators | Subscribe to ReuseED

Returning for its third year with a week-long programme geared towards coupling sustainability into our practices of loose parts play outdoors and Art in STEM.

 

What's On

SATURDAY (6/3)

TUESDAY (9/3)

WEDNESDAY (10/3)

THURSDAY (11/3)

FRIDAY (12/3)

SATURDAY (13/3)

Educators Focus Group

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with Mei Tuicolo (RGQ)

PD 1 - The Artist's Ey in STEM

with Anne Giacomantonio (RGQ)

Co-facilitated with Matt Adams, Infinife Designs

Loose Parts Playgroup in the Park in Hanlon Park

with Anne Giacomantonio (RGQ)

Talk & Tours
 of the RGQ Warehouse

with Joe Saxby (RGQ)

Talk & Tours of the RGQ Warehouse

with Joe Saxby (RGQ)

PD 2 - Loose Parts Play Outdoors

Co-facilitated with Angus Gorrie, The Outsiders Play Advocates

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Warehouse Discount Educator Pass

 

All MASTER CLASS, FOCUS GROUP and TALK & TOUR participants will be gifted with an exclusive VIP Educator Pass, which will entitle the holder to:

RGQ Mail Order RGQ Shop Floor

10% off orders that are placed on the day of the Master Class / Focus Group  (can be scheduled for delivery within the next 6 months of the Educators' Series)

5% off orders that are placed within 2 weeks of the Educators' Series (can be scheduled for delivery within the next 6 months of the Educators' Series)

15% off purchases made during the Educators' Series (March 6 to 13) i.e. offer does not extend to Reverse Emporium merchandise.

10% off purchases of raw materials. Valid until 30th of September, 2021.

If you're not attending a Master Class, Talk & Tour or a part of a Focus Group, you can purchase an Educator Pass for $10. This will entitle you to:

RGQ Mail Order RGQ Shop Floor
5% off orders that are placed within 2 weeks of the Educators' Series (can be scheduled for delivery within the next 6 months of the Educators' Series)

15% off purchases made during the Educators' Series (March 6 to 13) i.e. offer does not extend to Reverse Emporium merchandise.

10% off puchases of raw materials. Valid from 15th of March until the 30th of September, 2021.

GRAB YOUR $10 EDUCATOR PASS

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Meet our Facilitators

About Angus | About Anne | About Joe | About Matthew | About Mei

 

About Angus

With a background in event organisation and management combined with behavioural science, Angus Gorrie has been working in the education sector for 12 years. Currently working as the Educational Leader at Camp Hill Outside School Hours Care, Angus and his team have a passion for proactive childhood development incorporating risky play, nature play, and playwork into the everyday program. In addition to OSHC, Angus is a passionate enthusiast of traditional "Adventure Playgrounds" and this is where his passion for loose parts as resources, but more importantly the practice and theories that allow them to be used in the most creative of ways by children comes from.

Angus will be co-facilitating our Loose Parts Play Outdoors Master Class on Saturday the 13th of March.

About  The Outsiders Play Advocates

The team at The Outsiders are committed to championing authentic free play experiences for children. By day, the Outsiders all practice what they preach in the field so to speak as playworkers at Camp Hill Outside School Hours Care, a service known for its cutting edge application of genuine free play and playwork principles into the daily practice. By appointment, The Outsiders offer information and practical stories that delve deeper into the realms of play, play theory and the many developmental benefits that surround it. Our team provides real-life stories married with theory to inspire more play journeys.

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About Anne

Anne has been a member of the Reverse Garbage Queensland team for 5 years. In that time she’s contributed across a few roles within the co-operative finally settling in the workshops team as an educator and facilitator. Working across age groups from Early Years through to adult and Professional Development workshops she brings a sense of play and exploration to all her workshops. 

Anne has professional qualifications in communications and a background in creative thinking and making. Within the RGQ educational setting Anne takes inspiration from young people’s enthusiasm, bubbling ideas and knowledge of the need for change.

She has a strong interest in circular / closed loops design and cooperative problem solving.

She likes nothing more than to be inspired by something unidentifiable that makes its way into the RGQ Warehouse. Disassociating its original purpose and reworking it into something new and fun.

Anne will be facilitating our The Artist's Eye in STEM Master Class (Tue 9/3), Loose Parts Playgroup in the Park (Wed 10/3) and our Loose Parts Play Outdoors Master Class (Sat 13/3).

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About Joe

Hello! My name’s Joe, and I’ve recently joined the team at Reverse Garbage Queensland as Mail Order Coordinator. I came into the role seeing it as a great opportunity to synthesise many of my interests – in creativity, sustainability and education. I have a background in music, and am currently also studying psychology. I’m particularly interested in the educational and developmental benefits of free or unstructured play – and this is something that the activities throughout our Mail Order Catalogue really aim to foster and encourage. By allowing kids to explore new materials and objects, and letting them use their imaginations to guide what they make out of these materials, kids have the opportunity to learn in a spontaneous, fun and engaging way – which, often, is the best way to learn!

Joe will be facilitating our Talk & Tours of the RGQ Warehouse on Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of March.

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About Matthew

My conserFASHION/ ARTivism brand, Infinife Designs, uses collage/mixed media to visually remind us of our connectedness with the natural world. I often anthropomorphize animal and plant biological systems to give them a form we as humans can hopefully understand and empathise with more intimately. With my latest collection 'SOS: Save Our Symbionts' I seek to creatively engage the general public with the plight of our marine environments and the devastations they face through mass coral bleaching and the fossil fuel industry.

Matthew will be presenting at our The Artist's Eye in STEM on Tuesday the 9th of March.

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About Mei

Mei is the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-Op Ltd with a strong passion for supporting grassroots initiatives into building environmentally sustainable communities.

Her connection to sustainability began over 12 years ago in Amsterdam as a part of a start-up sustainable business advisory unit within the banking and finance sector. Since then her passion for sustainability has branched out both locally and abroad into the visual arts and education sectors.

Most recently Mei has championed grass roots Creative Arts initiatives within Reverse Garbage Queensland, such as RGQ’s Creative Reuse Educators’ Series, Repair Workshop Series, Rescue-A-Barrel Community Art Project and the 2021 Summer STEM Camp.

Mei will be facilitating our Educators' Focus Groups on Saturday the 6th of March

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How else can you get involved?

If these dates don't work for you but would like to have us out to run a PD workshop at your centre, you can book through our on-line Request Form.

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