Why Attend The Pedagogy of Play Conference?
Grab an iced tea, settle into your favorite chair – fire up your computer, iPad or laptop. Participating in this conference is that easy! You have lifetime access to all sessions.
Action Packs & Handouts
Every session has a specially crafted action pack so you can take the best of the session and put into action in your own teaching practice.
Watch When It Works!
15 Sessions will be released the week of July 16. Three sessions a day will be available. Watch them the day they are released OR at your convenience.
Have you heard this before?
- The children play all day. When do they learn?
- Children need to learn before they play.
- Play is just babysitting my child, what are they learning?
- Play is good but my child does not know his letters. When will he start learning?
Me oh my! It is time to put our stake in the ground!
Play is a foundational mode of learning.
I know all too well the frustration of hearing “play is not learning.” It seems that the academic pressures on young children is only increasing. It is hard. Hard on the children. Hard on us.
That's why I am hosting a conference focused on play. This conference was created to give you practical emergent curriculum inspiration and arm you with the knowledge that play is truly an academic foundation.
I have gathered some of my heroes of play based learning.
Speakers & Sessions
Each session is designed for play based learning ideas that you can immediately use in your teaching practice.
New Bonus Sessions Added!
July 16 at 5 pm EST: Join Erin Kenny, Forest Kindergarten Trainer and talk all things outdoor kindergartens!
July 17 at 3 pm EST: Join Carol Kranowitz, author of the Out of Sync Child, and talk all things play and sensory processing!
July 20 at 5 pm EST: Join Teacher Tom, ECE Thought Leader, and talk all things child-led teaching!
How children, through their play, learn the habits and principles of living as joyful, empowered, and engaged members of a community
CAROL KRANOWITZGetting Kids in Sync with Playful Sensory Motor Activities
LAURA ENGLANDThe Power of Play: Independent, Confident and Resilient Learners
SANDRA DUNCANExpanding Block Play with Nature Elements and Loose Parts
DAVID ELKINDThe Learning of Play
ERIN KENNYForest Kindergartens and Nature Play
VANESSA DOOLEYSupporting Staff Interactions Around Play
LOUISA PENFOLDDocumenting Children's Loose Parts Play
JULIA BERRYLoose Parts: Using Beautiful Junk for Building Brains and Bodies
DEB STEWARTStart Your day with an Invitation to Play
APRIL ZAJKOFostering Play through Outdoor Environments
HELEN NONNHow to Bring All Weather Play to Your School
SALLY HAUGHEYHow to Get Parent Buy-In for Play-Based Curriculum
What makes this online conference different?
How does it work?
Register with a credit card or by Paypal.
Next, you will receive a confirmation email.
The week of July 8 you will be sent login instructions.
Attend the conference starting July 16.
Download your PD Certificate!
Bookmark the conference and come back for inspiration anytime you want!
Are you committed to hands-on learning for young children?
Grade School Teachers
Head Start Teachers
Day Care Educators
Home Day Care Educators
The Pedagogy of Play:
A Practice of Wonder, Curiosity & Creativity
NEW! Now you can enroll in the conference for just 3 payments of USD$49/month.