Hands-On Panel “Play Hour” – Playing through Metaphor and Storytelling

Join a hands-on LIVE Zoom presentation,“Playing through Metaphor and Storytelling,” with Megan Oteri, founder and CEO of Brick Scholars, Monday, April 6, 10:30am EDT/7:30am PDT. (Registered conference attendees will receive Zoom details by email.)

In this hands-on, minds-on playful learning STEAM workshop, participants will experience the power of using metaphors and storytelling. Participants will create models of playful learning and what it means to them, tell the story of the model they created, and connect and discuss connections between other models in the group.

Join us to gain new insights into your own understanding of playful learning as you engage in a meaningful meeting with other attendees and listen to each other’s insights about playful learning and the value it holds using metaphors and storytelling as a vehicle for discussion.

Megan Oteri is the founder and CEO of Brick Scholars, a mobile STEAM lab offering programs for people of all ages to create and learn. As an advocate for playful learning, she believes people learn best through play and when they are in a state of flow and optimally challenged in meaningful and purposeful work. She is passionate about education and stays astride of the shifting paradigms of what makes children, teens and adults engaged learners. She believes this can be accomplished through Best Practices teaching and learning methods founded on research-based and brain-based educational theory, including Constructionism educational theory. Oteri is a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® workshop facilitator and works with businesses, schools, and organizations nationally and internationally.




“Play Hour” is a series of LIVE Zoom sessions every Monday and Friday in April at 10:30am EDT/7:30am PDT as part of the 2020 ONLINE Conference on the Value of Play.  All “Play Hour” LIVE Zoom presentations will be recorded and included in our online conference launch (May 1), so don’t fret if you miss any!

The Conference on the VALUE of Play
The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at the conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the U.S. and beyond. The three day event has been moved ONLINE for 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is our first-ever online Play Conference!