Course Description: 

The Six Bricks methodology is an incredibly powerful way of applying a methodology based on strong pedagogy, principles and practices with more than 100 skill-building activities that you can do daily with your class.  The Six Bricks activities are short, simple exercises or games designed to wake up the brain and get the child moving, thinking and remembering. They are not intended to be a curriculum, but they do support all areas of development in the curriculum.

Our training module supports you in delivering interactive and developmentally appropriate play to every child in your class.

This dynamic course includes videos of many of the activities in action to provide you with the confidence to apply the Six Bricks methodology.  Be inspired to tap your inner creative self to craft Six Bricks into the diverse activities that comprise your week to week curriculum learner outcomes. We reveal and model the techniques which you then take and apply to your own lessons.

Target Audience:

This course is suited to teachers of children from 3 - 8 years of age who are keen to learn a new methodology to innovate and create activities that incorporate Six bricks for their own class, in all subjects.

Teaching Standards:

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.

6.4.2 Proficient Level - Engage in Professional Learning - Apply professional learning and improve student learning:  Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs.

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Learn How to Apply the Six Bricks Methodology in Your Class will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 3.5.3 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Before we start ...

    • What is the Six Bricks Methodology?

    • What is the research that sits behind the methodology?

    • 4 P'S

  • 2

    Module 2 - Apply the Six Bricks Methodology in your Classroom

    • Link the Methodology to the Curriculum

    • State of Flow

    • Teaching Tips

    • Issues that could arise

    • Adopt activities to suit the Curriculum

    • Introduce energisers for your class

  • 3

    Module 3 - Introduce more Activities

    • Examples of Stand-alone Activities

    • Example 1 - Can it Fly?

    • Can it Fly? (pdf)

    • Example 2 - Team Challenge

    • Team Challenge (pdf)

    • Example 3 - Brick-O

    • Brick-O (pdf)

    • Example 4 - Build a Bridge

    • Build a bridge (pdf)

    • Example 5 - Brick Crypto

    • Brick Crypto (pdf)

    • Brick Crypto Templates (pdf)

  • 4

    Module 4 - Examples of Lesson Plans

    • Adopt these examples of lesson plans

    • Lesson Plans

    • Lesson Plan 1 - My First Bricks

    • Lesson Plan 2 - Spot the Mistake

    • Lesson 3 - World of Animals

    • PDF for Educators

  • 5

    Module 5 - Conclusion and Wrap-Up

    • Module Wrap-Up

    • A final quiz to convince you of the power of just Six Bricks!

    • Task - Reflection

    • Conclusion

    • Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback

Presenter

Denise Meyerson

I have over 30 years' experience in delivering PD training to schools, teachers, corporate clients and corporate trainers. I am one of the first master trainers of the LEGO Serious Play methodology and have used this process for schools and teaching teams. I am also qualified as a trainer for the powerful six bricks methodology which makes use of just 6 Duplo bricks to provide structured play opportunities in the classroom.