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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Tuesday, January 21 • 9:15am - 12:15pm
From Play to Practice: Investigating the transformative power of play for our schools and society

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Using an action research approach day school leaders will investigate how "play" can be used as an inspiring process for professional and leadership development throughout the Jewish day school community. Activities focusing on direct solo play and cooperative play followed by exercises including journal writing, discussion, and photo analysis will illuminate how the play process can advance learning for adults and children.  Participants will select and present artifacts from their investigation into play and translate them into action plans in collaboration with peers from other schools.

Heads of School, Principals, Board leaders, Jewish Studies directors, ECE directors and day school leaders ready to dive into an engaging exploration of "Play" will go home with new ideas for professional development, teacher learning and parent education that will strengthen the culture of the school.

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Walter Drew

Founder and Executive Director, The Institute for Self Active Education
Walter F. Drew, EdD is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Self Active Education and facilitator with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Dr. Drew is co-author of the book “From Play to Practice: Connecting Teachers Play to Children’s Learning”, which was selected as the March 2013 Comprehensive Member Book of the month for NAEYC.  His play research spanning more than... Read More →

Tuesday January 21, 2014 9:15am - 12:15pm
Concourse Ballroom

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