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PLC Series: February Round-Up

This month, we shared conversation about the role and necessity of play in learning. Enjoy the month in review below!

 


PLC Series Play as a Priority 2What is the research behind play and brain development? Which crucial skills do children learn from the various types of play? Click to the left to view a webinar clip with Purposeful Play authors Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler.


H-podcast-logo-bluerules-PLAYRenee Dinnerstein, author of Choice Time, shared her thinking about the importance of choice time play on both the Heinemann Podcast and blog. Visit the post and video interview by clicking here and find the podcast via the icon on the right! 


The Essential Benefits of Free Play_Peter_Gray.pdfIn this Heinemann Digital Library article, Boston College research professor of psychology Peter Gray makes a strong case in his piece "The Essential Benefits of Free Play". Click the article to view the post and download the article.


Play in high school? Absolutely! Visit this post to hear from Writing with Mentors authors and high school teachers Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell about using mentor texts so students have the chance to experiment with words. 

 

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 Available to you from Heinemann Professional Development

Online:  Check out our On Demand, video rich courses that support the craft of teaching writing and more by clicking here. 

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Topics: Video, Early Childhood Education, Heinemann, On-Demand Courses, Play, PLC Series, Rebekah O'Dell, Webinars, Alison Porcelli, Choice Time, Conferring, Digital Campus, Heinemann Podcast, High School, Kristine Mraz, Literacy, Professional Development, Purposeful Play

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