EDCT 5783 - Playing with Purpose
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.
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.
This course is available for variable credits. Please check section information to ensure you are registering for the desired number of credits.
Testimonials“Wow! I loved this course very much. It took what we already know as teachers and put the science behind it! This was the perfect class to learn from before starting a fresh new year! Thank you and hope that there are more courses like this one offered in the future.”—TINT Student
“This class not only gave me the research as to the WHY play is SO important for children and teachers, but I also was given beautiful ideas as to how to incorporate play into my classroom in easy ways immediately. I feel completely confident in not only setting my a classroom full of “Purposeful Play” in all aspects of my day and across our curriculum, but I feel ready to share the importance of play with my administrator.” —TINT Student