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IGNITING HIGH – LEVEL LEARNING THROUGH PLAY - USING PLAY TO MAKE LEARNING VISIBLE
Thursday, March 16, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
RIT Inn and Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta road, Henrietta, NY 14667
5:00 – 5:30 Registration
5:30 – 6:30 Igniting High-Level Learning through Play
6:30 – 7:15 Buffet dinner & Discussion
7:15 – 8:30 Making Learning visible and Advocating for Play
8:30 – 8:45 Questions and Door Prizes
Play is important! Children need multiple opportunities to use play every day to explore, investigate, problem solve, and pretend. However, not all play experiences in early childhood programs have the same developmental benefits for children. Using thoughtful and intentional planning, teachers can guide children toward deep engagement in the high-level, purposeful and complex play where learning occurs.
Play + Early Learning Standards + Inspiration = SUCCESS
Teachers ignite high-level learning in play when they:
- Plan the daily schedule with ample time for play
- Organize and structure the play environment
- Plan for play experiences with learning goals in mind
- Choose among a variety of roles to support children’s play
In this presentation, practical ideas will be shared to help early educators plan for and facilitate play with high-level learning in mind. Teachers will see that play provides opportunities for them to get to know children better and to truly delight in their ideas, personalities, and incredible growth.
Come, get inspired and fired up about advocating for play!