Play-Based Learning: Defining & Defending Play - Module 1-Sessions 1 - 3 (Beginners level) CEU-NAFCC ACCREDITATION APPROVED TRAINING
3 Session Dates-Session
Session 1 - January 4th 2023
Session 2 - January 11th 2023
Session 3 - January 18th 2023
All trainings offer a certificate. Those trainings that offer CEUs will be notated in the training Title (3 sessions/bundle) Participants are required to complete all sessions of this Module to receive a certificate
Session 1: Unpack the different areas of development that we can address in any given activity and how to utilize tools to identify and lean into these developmental areas.
Session 2: Unpack the types of play, from free play with peers, structured play, guided play, to direct instruction, and reflect how we can find the balance in our own learning environments.
Session 3: Practice using open-ended questions that practitioners can ask children to extend their learning through play.
Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/04/2023 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Session 1: Defining & Defending Play - Unpack the different areas of development that we can address in any given activity and how to utilize tools to identify and lean into these developmental areas.
CEU-NAFCC ACCREDITATION APPROVED TRAINING
All trainings offer a certificate. Those trainings that offer CEUs will be notated in the training Title
(3 sessions/bundle) Participants are required to complete all sessions of this Module to receive a certificate
Almost all practitioners can identify with the many questions that we may ask ourselves when learning through play. When there is a calm buzz in the room as children are busy and engaged with many different materials and activities, we may still ask ourselves “Is this enough?”. In this session, we will learn about the different ways that we can document children’s learning, as well as how to communicate with parents and other stakeholders about the science of learning through play.
In this session series, you'll learn how to:
- Understand the importance of play in early development
- Understand the ways that child development is interconnected
- Understand the different domains of development and how they are connected to play
Lydia Mackie is the Educational Content Lead at Rayz Kidz. She is an experienced educational professional who is passionate about child development and professional development for educators. She recently graduated with her Ed.M in Human Development and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to her time at Harvard, Lydia worked at Briya Public Charter School in Washington, D.C, a two-generation program for immigrant families. There, Lydia was the lead English teacher in a Reggio-Emilia inspired bilingual preschool classroom, and most recently worked as the Outdoor Curriculum Specialist, as she helped to develop the school’s outdoor education program in response to the pandemic. Lydia previously taught preschool and kindergarten in Istanbul, where she first discovered her passion for outdoor education and the ways that it encouraged language development in English Language Learners. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Lydia sees all caregivers as children's first teachers and is inspired to equip them with the knowledge and resources that empower them to fully embrace this role for the betterment of the child's development and their business practices.
Lydia Mackie es la líder de contenido educativo en Rayz Kidz. Es una profesional educativa experimentada apasionada por el desarrollo infantil y el desarrollo profesional para educadores. Recientemente se graduó con su Ed.M en Desarrollo Humano y Educación de Harvard Graduate School of Education. Antes de su tiempo en Harvard, Lydia trabajó en Briya Public Charter School en Washington, D.C, un programa de dos generaciones para familias inmigrantes. Allí, Lydia fue la maestra principal de inglés en un aula preescolar bilingüe inspirada en Reggio-Emilia, y más recientemente trabajó como especialista en currículo al aire libre. En este trabajo, ayudó a desarrollar el programa de educación al aire libre de la escuela en respuesta a la pandemia. Lydia anteriormente enseñó preescolar y kindergarten en Estambul, donde descubrió por primera vez su pasión por la educación al aire libre y las formas en que fomentaba el desarrollo del idioma en los estudiantes del idioma inglés. Habla inglés, español y portugués con fluidez.
Lydia ve a todos los cuidadores como los primeros maestros de los niños y se inspira para equiparlos con el conocimiento y los recursos que los capacitan para adoptar plenamente este papel para mejorar el desarrollo del niño y sus prácticas comerciales.