The concept of returning to play-based Pre-K and K seems to be making a resurgence. Promoting learning via play makes sense as children naturally learn through exploration, cause and effect, and pleasure. Throwing away the worksheets to pave the way for play-based learning to become the norm can initially be daunting for all working with young children. We will discuss research, implementation, and outcomes that promote this initiative.
Live WebinarFri, Jan 5, 2024 at 12:00 pm EST
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- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast play-based approaches to learning versus academic approaches for Pre-K and kindergarten.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify developmental needs for this age group for collaborative play-based centers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe curriculum standards, taking away strategies to promote play as the conduit for learning.
|0-5 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|5-15 Minutes||Comparing play-based learning to academic learning|
|15-40 Minutes||Considering developmental needs, we will look at how to promote both curriculum and refine skills|
|40-55 Minutes||Center work, and other environmental modalities that will help engage and teach with a differentiated model|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Tere Bowen-Irish has been practicing occupational therapy for over 40 years in pediatrics and psychiatry. Tere provides assessment, treatment, and collaborative services in public and private school systems. Through her business, All the Possibilities Inc., she offers workshops for therapists, parents, and educators focusing on service delivery, classroom management, mindfulness, wellness, and prevention for all school-age children. Tere is also the creator of The Drive Thru Menu Suite of Exercises (published by Therapro), an initiative to bring movement into today’s classrooms. She is a certified YogaKids Inc. teacher and incorporates creative movement and yoga into her practice. She is a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor. She is also the author of Yoga and Me, Come be a Tree and co-authored My Mindful Music with Mary Ann Harman.
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