Online Conference
LIFETIME ACCESS TO 15 sessions
(Groups of 3 or more receive a 20% discount!)

Why Attend The Pedagogy of Play Conference?

Stay Home!

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.

Hey Play Advocates!
I’m Sally Haughey, founder of Fairy Dust Teaching and the Members Club!

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.

Join me in learning from play experts!
Join me in learning from play experts!

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!

TEACHER TOM

How children, through their play, learn the habits and principles of living as joyful, empowered, and engaged members of a community

CAROL KRANOWITZ

CAROL KRANOWITZ

Getting Kids in Sync with Playful Sensory Motor Activities
LAURA ENGLAND

LAURA ENGLAND

The Power of Play: Independent, Confident and Resilient Learners
SANDRA DUNCAN

SANDRA DUNCAN

Expanding Block Play with Nature Elements and Loose Parts
DAVID ELKIND

DAVID ELKIND

The Learning of Play
ERIN KENNY

ERIN KENNY

Forest Kindergartens and Nature Play
VANESSA DOOLEY

VANESSA DOOLEY

Supporting Staff Interactions Around Play
LOUISA PENFOLD

LOUISA PENFOLD

Documenting Children’s Loose Parts Play
JULIA BERRY

JULIA BERRY

Loose Parts: Using Beautiful Junk for Building Brains and Bodies
DEB STEWART

DEB STEWART

Start Your day with an Invitation to Play
APRIL ZAJKO

APRIL ZAJKO

Fostering Play through Outdoor Environments
HELEN NONN

HELEN NONN

How to Bring All Weather Play to Your School
SALLY HAUGHEY

SALLY HAUGHEY

How to Get Parent Buy-In for Play-Based Curriculum

What makes this online conference different?

This is no ordinary conference. It is a carefully curated conference of some of the world’s leading experts in play. We have worked hard to make this an exceptional professional development experience.
Here are all the extra special perks of this conference!
ACCESS TO ALL SESSIONS!
Remember how hard it is to choose which session to attend at a conference? We believe in having it all! You get access to everything! So you will not miss out!
PLAY BASED LEARNING FOCUS!
This conference is a comprehensive training in play based, child-centered learning. You will not only gain a deeper understanding but also fresh ideas to implement!
LIFETIME ACCESS!
We know teachers are very busy people. So we provide you with lifetime access. You can revisit any session at any time.
PD CERTIFICATE
Need PD hours? Each attendee receives a PD Certificate for 15 hours.

How does it work?

Step One

Register with a credit card or by Paypal.

Step Two

Next, you will receive a confirmation email.

Step Three

The week of July 8 you will be sent login instructions.

Step Four

Attend the conference starting July 16.

Step Five

Download your PD Certificate!

Step Six

Bookmark the conference and come back for inspiration anytime you want!

Are you committed to hands-on learning for young children?

This conference has been curated for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the power of play in learning and the development of the young child.
Infant/Toddler Educators

Preschool Teachers

Kindergarten Teachers

Grade School Teachers

Head Start Teachers

Day Care Educators

Home Educators

Administrators/Directors

Home Day Care Educators

Help your school pay for the conference:

The Pedagogy of Play:

A Practice of Wonder, Curiosity & Creativity

Conference Begins on July 16, 2018.

Tickets

Full Conference Price (USD)
July 16 onwards
Pre-Conference Standard Price (USD)
Available from July 1 to 16, 2018

NEW! Now you can enroll in the conference for just 3 payments of USD$49/month.

Full Conference Price (USD)
July 16 onwards
Do you have a group of 3 or more who want to attend? Click here to purchase as a group (one invoice will issued for the group) with additional savings.
Are you in the Members Club? Check inside the Members Club for a link to special pricing!

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Testimonials

Sher

This conference was just what I needed! I am moving into a new teaching situation and due to the conference I feel so energized, excited, and ready to go with all the great ideas and information I received! Thank you!

Cristina

I enjoyed every minute of this conference! I gained so much knowledge and was so excited that I shared with my colleagues and started implementing the new ideas. It gave our classroom a new look and children were enthusiastically engaged in exploration.

Mary, Director

This was my first experience with an online conference. I am a director at a Cooperative Preschool, and we decided to have our whole staff (16 teachers an administrators) participate. In summary, we have LOVED this conference. We had so many wonderful discussions during staff meetings about our observations, takeaways, how we might extend this work to our classrooms, etc. I will definitely be participating in future conference opportunities.
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