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Saturday, June 18 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A Playful Pedagogy: Including All Children in Outdoor Play & Learning

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Gain resources for building the foundations of literacy using outdoor play and learning environments. Explore creative ways to expand vocabulary and to enhance comprehension (e.g., story stones, making letters and writing words using natural materials, reading, listening, sharing stories and describing observations.) Learn how to use nature to scaffold literacy learning by creating scavenger hunts to reinforce words, pictures and descriptions and by listening to the variety of sounds outdoors to provide a richer and more meaningful way to help with language and pre-reading skills. Finally, participants will begin assembling their own STEAM kit, which will include booklists and additional activities to help students enrich their vocabulary.

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Linda Kinney

Nature Play and School Programs Manager, North Carolina Zoo
Hi Everyone. I manage North Carolina Zoo’s Playful Pedagogy program which serves as an umbrella for our outdoor play, playful learning, and training programs. I received my MA in play theory and playwork from the University of Gloucestershire in England to supplement my work on... Read More →

Saturday June 18, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT