Purposeful Play: A Teacher’s Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day

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About the Course

Educators will participate in an online book study to further develop their understanding of the importance of play in their classrooms. The authors assert, “Play is one type of environment where children can be rigorous in their learning.” Throughout this course, K-5 teachers will learn how to incorporate play and learning into their classrooms. At the end of this course, teachers will understand and be able to incorporate play as its own method of instruction and align it with standards. This course is appropriate for elementary teachers in all content areas.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Educators will be able to design and implement play environments in subjects taught.
  • Identify the benefits of play across academic curriculum. 
  • Develop a plan to apply in the classroom. 
  • Provide purposeful play opportunities for ELL students to be successful.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Elementary K-5
  • Subject(s): English Language Learning Professional Development Differentiation
  • Teacher Quality Standard(s): QS 1.B.Elementary QS 1.C QS 2.A QS 2.B QS 2.C QS 3.A QS 3.B QS 3.D QS 3.F


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