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Date:  October 19, 2017

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: When Play is More than Just “Playing”: Delivering Intentional Instruction through Daily Interactions


Cover image July 18 (5) by Jessica Lucia licensed Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

We often say, “play is the work of the child.” But do we really believe in the power of play and its impact on a child’s development and learning trajectory? In this age of accountability, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters most, and begin to value formal instructional approaches and the teaching of isolated skills. This webinar will provide research on the efficacy of creating embedded learning opportunities and the importance of being a good play partner. Recommended practices for supporting the whole child, and strategies on how to be good play partner, even for those “hard to reach” children, will be provided.  Plan to join us on October 19, 2017!

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions at her website.

The OneOp FD Early Intervention team offers continuing education credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.