“Play is the beginning of knowledge.” – George Dorsey
During our school reorganization in the Fall of 2014, I was moved from teaching Grade 8 to teaching Full-Day Kindergarten. Little did I know it would be the most incredible year of professional development. I really did learn all (well, lots!) I needed to know in Kindergarten. In this webinar, teachers will discuss:
- how analysing purposeful play of students can provide teachers with insight into student understandings (and misunderstandings) of mathematical concepts beyond the FDK classroom.
- how a “playful” classroom naturally addresses such challenges as inquiry, differentiation, and cross-curricular instruction…all of which are key pedagogical considerations for maximizing student learning.
- Google Doc that Mary-Kay has created with the list of books discussed at the session on April 7 – https://goo.gl/8khOmA
- What Works? Research into Practice
- Early Math Strategy (2003) CMEC Statement on Play-Based Learning
- The Power of the Number Line The Math in Blocks Edugains – 21st Century Competencies
- Growing Success Addendum Grand Conversations in Primary Classrooms
- Grand Conversations in Junior Classrooms
- Dweck’s TED Talk Invent to Learn The Hundred Languages
- Invent to Learn
- The Hundred Languages