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Course Description

Studies show that children's learning is optimized with play based learning. Play is an excellent way for children to explore the world around them. It develops students' creativity and allows them to strengthen connections with things that are familiar to them. Throughout this course you will learn ways to set up a meaningful play environment in your classroom, develop understanding about the teacher’s role in play and explore ways to share this information with fellow teachers and administrators.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course students will:

  • Evaluate current trends for incorporating Play in the classroom, identify areas that can be modified and learn ways to share with others the positive impact Pay can have on the classroom.
  • Read the book and other online resources to gain a well-rounded understanding.
  • Identify key steps needed to implement the learning in the book and put it into practice.
  • Reflect back the success of the implementation and set goals for the future.

Notes

This course is available for variable credits. Please check section information to ensure you are registering for the desired number of credits.

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Section Title
Playing with Purpose
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (2 units) $525.00
Available for Credit
2 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day by Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, Cheryl Tyler

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Playing with Purpose
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day by Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, Cheryl Tyler

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

Section Title
Playing with Purpose
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $845.00
Available for Credit
4 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day by Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, Cheryl Tyler

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


 

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