Playing Along: Using the Language of School Reform to Bring Play Back to Urban Early Childhood Classrooms

Julie Whalen McIntyre and Hayley H. Tucker
Saturday 7/13/2019 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm - Room: Blegen 235
Given the benefits of play-based learning for children's overall development, it should be a right for young children. Yet play has been largely eliminated from urban schools focused on closing the achievement gap. In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of play and strategize to build a case for play in school by repurposing the language of school reform. Participants will leave with resources and an action plan to advocate for play in their own schools.