Virtual Educator Evening: The Pedagogy of Play
Educator Evening is a FREE professional development series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July) offering state-approved professional development hours for participation.
Join us in September with for a conversation with Jennifer Oxman Ryan, researcher and senior project manager on the Pedagogy of Play initiative at Project Zero, a research organization based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Through this program, we will explore play as the heart of childhood. Through play, children learn how to collaborate, how to negotiate rules and relationships, and how to imagine, create, and dream. They learn to solve problems, think flexibly and critically, and communicate effectively. Whether playing with objects, engaging in pretend play, or tinkering with ideas and testing theories, children’s play is essential to their social, intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. In this session, we’ll discuss what it means to embrace play as a core way that children learn in school. Participants will have an opportunity to consider and discuss the role of play in their own teaching and learning context.
This program is hosted virtually on Zoom.
In case you registered late or missed the email, here is today’s Zoom Meeting Information:
Dial by your location: 669 900 9128 US
Meeting ID: 997 4573 8060
Sponsored by the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, Bank of America and the Nell J. Redfield Foundation.
STEAM education programs at the Nevada Museum of Art are sponsored by Tesla.