South Central Region
AFTERNOON (Choose During Registration)
Session A: Conscious Discipline – Building more than Blocks: How Play Helps Children Build Executive Skills, Compassion, and Resiliency with Jenny Spencer
In this interactive, hands-on session we will practice strategies to help you scaffold the development of executive skills in young children. Play presents us with many opportunities to scaffold the development of new skills. Often, all we need is a little help seeing the opportunity. We will focus on three specific areas: social skills, self-regulation, and strengthening a culture of connection in your classroom through play. Come to this session ready to play as we dig into creative ways to teach children to breathe, connect, and navigate the social climate of your classroom.
Session B: Constructionism, Tinkering and Learning with Objects: Exploring the Ways that Children Learn with Ceci Maron-Puntarelli
Explaining playful learning to adults who have forgotten the magic of it isn’t always easy. Children learn through play while interacting with the people and objects within their environment. Through discussion, lecture, and play, this workshop will explore theoretical perspectives and research as well as the history and innovation of how to support children’s learning through play. Participants will tinker with objects-to-think-with in an effort to understand the ways children learn and how we can share that with adults.
*Lunch not provided
Early Bird Admission has been extended until Friday, October 12th
Onsite registration will be available!
If you have difficulties with your registration please contact Kristin Lackey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-275-3504
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
100 N SR 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408