Curriculum and Environment
Play A Child’s Sense of Reality - Looking at Peter Gray’s 5 definitions of PLAY and how to implement them in EC programs.
Warning! Play Is on the Extinction List – Looking at what children learn from play and how to provide environments that support this learning.
I Can’t Sing, But They Don’t Care – Audience participation session, with many songs, finger plays and chants being shared.
Lets Move and Groove – This is an active participation session. Demonstration of many appropriate movement activities are explored.
Supporting Children Who Color Outside the Lines – Discussion of why children are becoming less creative? How do we create an environment and curriculum that support creativity?
Diversity: It’s more then Flesh Colored Markers – Discussion of diversity as being a philosophy/belief and/or attitude not classroom activities.
Invitations to Learning – Demonstrating the two most common “invitations” that are sent out to children and how they support different types of learning.
Get Them Outside – The importance of outdoor play is discussed with experiences that support natural play.
What the Hell! Where Did You Get That Idea – Review of our practices and how they were developed.
Make Time For Fighting – Developing activities for roughhousing, war play and typical fighting.