Play as an Instructional Strategy in PreK and K
August 6th, 2018, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM: Monday PM -PRE Concurrent Sessions
Track: Practitioners
Category: Other: to include learning centers, networking, and health.
Session Description: Play is serious business. Both research and child development outline that children learn best through play. Come learn about play: why it is valuable for children, the different types and stages of play, how to integrate purposeful play into your classroom, and your role as a teacher during play. You'll leave ready to use play as a powerful instructional strategy!
Learning Objectives. Please share 3 key objectives:

1) Outline what is purposeful play and its academic impacts

2) Explore the teacher's role in facilitating purposeful play

3) Discover strategies to maximize play as an instructional tool in your early learning classroom.