“PLAY and Early Childhood” ONLINE Institute
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Presented LIVE on Zoom from 8:45am-4:45pm
The US Play Coalition and the Institute for Child Success are thrilled to present the “PLAY and Early Childhood” ONLINE Institute, a unique early childhood professional development program. The institute includes 6 workshops in one amazing, full-day training aimed at early childhood educators and caregivers.
Chaired and moderated by Dee Stegelin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Clemson University, the “PLAY and Early Childhood” Institute highlights a variety of topics for the early childhood community (detailed below).
Special note to SOUTH CAROLINA professionals – Successful completion of the LIVE on Zoom workshops will provide up to six (6) hours of SC Endeavors professional development training credits in the Curriculum Category.
Special note to MARYLAND professionals – Successful completion of the LIVE on Zoom workshops will provide up to six (6) core of knowledge hours in curriculum from the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood.
Presentations included with this 6-hour institute:
ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME.
8:45am–10:10am (Eastern) – Welcome and Workshop One
“Voices for Play: Advocating for Active Play”
Amity Buckner, M. Ed., Director, Pickens County Office of First Steps
10:20am–11:20am (Eastern) – Workshop Two
“Integrating Play and STEAM Teaching into Early Childhood Classrooms”
Amanda Bennett, M.Ed., ABD, Lecturer in Child Development, College of Education, Clemson University
11:30am–12:30pm (Eastern) – Workshop Three
“Strategies for Supporting Preschool Children Who Have Experienced Trauma”
Jill C. Shelnut, Ph.D., Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Clemson University
Jennifer Geddes Hall, LPC, ACS, RPT, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Education, Clemson University
——————————Lunch Break: 12:30pm to 1:10pm——————————
1:10pm–2:10pm (Eastern) – Workshop Four
“Play and the Reggio Emilia Approach”
Dee Stegelin, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Clemson University & Senior Fellow, Institute for Child Success
2:20pm–3:20pm (Eastern) – Workshop Five
“Children Think Better on Their Feet Than in Their Seat”
Mary Mackenzie, M.Ed., United Kingdom, Senior Fellow, Institute for Child Success
3:30pm–4:45pm (Eastern) – Workshop Six and Wrap Up
“Playing with Vivian Paley’s Storytelling and Storyacting Approach”
Debora Wisneski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Omaha
Registration Fee for the PLAY and Early Childhood ONLINE Institute
$200 for groups of 5-10 from the same school or center*
*Please email us to get this rate or inquire about rates for groups larger than 10.