EDUO 9799: Play Based Learning

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Enhance the early childhood curriculum by creating play opportunities in the classroom.  Explore options for embedding play in the classroom that are aligned with curriculum and supported by research. Implement checklists for observing and assessing play and acquire strategies to support students’ academic and social emotional development. Participants develop a play-based activity based on research and reflect on the outcome in the early childhood classroom.

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Lindsey White

B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and TESOL
  • 9+ years as an elementary classroom teacher: 4th grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten
  • Professional Achievements: National Board Certified Teacher, Student Teaching Fieldwork Liaison, Mentor for teaching interns, STEM Club sponsor
  • Lindsey is passionate about developmentally appropriate instruction in early childhood education
  • Lindsey's primary purpose is to help teachers understand the foundations of early childhood education to bring into their own primary classrooms and set young students up for success
  • Lindsey's personal interests include: traveling, kayaking, hiking, and yoga