In this full-day professional development session, attendees will gain hands-on experience on how to use play and games to reach communication, thinking, and personal/social core competency goals. We will look at play and game theories and identify how game structure mirrors our societal structure and therefore how games set children up for success in the school environment. From this theory, base attendees will develop their skill-set through experiential participation, facilitation, and the use of game resources. This is a forward thinking perspective of learning supported by the present change in the BC curriculum. Simply put this workshop will change your teaching game and skyrocket your effectiveness in the classroom while injecting fun and joy into your practice.
This workshop covers the following areas:
- Game and Play theories
- Game/Play and their relationship to communication, thinking, and personal/social development (core competencies)
- Prolonging play
- Accessing higher cognitive functions using games
- Problem solving
- Game facilitation
- Games and social skills
- Game archetypes
- Applying games to daily practice
- Games and the fulfillment of fundamental needs
- Games and societal structure
- Creating an environment based on mental well-being
-- A lunch and snacks will be provided --
Parking: Located across the street is a Holiday Inn which provides early bird parking before 9am. The cost is $12 until 6pm.
Transit: From the Granville Street station it is a 10-minute walk.