Purposeful Play and Playful Learning

 

Thursday, November 14 | 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Play has long been considered an important contributor to children’s learning and development. How does your understanding of play match up with cognitive research and how play contributes to children’s learning? Join us for this enlightening session where two early childhood experts share the scientific findings about play development and evidence-based approaches for incorporating playful teaching and planful play into early childhood settings.

Attendees will learn:

  • The stages and characteristics of play types and development
  • The conditions for play to contribute to young children’s learning
  • New ways to incorporate playful instruction and purposeful play into everyday classroom routines

Lucy Hart Paulson

Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and literacy specialist with years of experience working with children and their families. She is the lead author of LETRS for Early Childhood Educators and Good Talking Words.

Pamela Kastner

Pamela Kastner

Dr. Pam Kastner is a certified LETRS trainer and an educational consultant for the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), where she serves as the state lead consultant for literacy. She co-leads Pennsylvania’s Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program. Dr. Kastner’s career includes many joyful years teaching kindergarten, where she earned national board certification in early childhood education. Dr. Kastner is a strong and passionate literacy advocate. She has four grandchildren, Lola, Layla, Leo, and Lily who are all great at alliteration.


 


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