Into the Imaginative World of Block Play: Fostering children’s learning and development using blocks.

Speaker: Dr. Colleen Uscianowski.

Air Date: May 6, 2020, 2 PM ET

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About the Webinar:

When given a set of blocks and a space to work, children transform into architects, scientists, mathematicians, storytellers, and designers. Blocks are a popular learning center in many classrooms that not only promote fun and play, but also nurture young children’s skills. Children can learn about mathematics, science, art, and problem-solving through block play. Playing with blocks can also have a positive impact on children’s physical development, expressive language skills, creativity, and social-emotional learning. However, the mere existence of a block center alone does not provide enough for the child to get the full potential out of these learning tools. Teachers play an important role in supporting and guiding children’s learning as they play with blocks.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the exciting possibilities of using blocks in your classroom and the role of the teacher during block play. Discover how to make your block center a more intentional learning environment that can positively impact children’s knowledge and development.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Colleen Uscianowski holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in Education from Columbia University and a Master’s in Special Education from Hunter College. She is an enthusiastic educator and researcher in the field of early childhood mathematics and special education. Her passions lie in developing and expanding upon innovative solutions aimed at improving the learning outcomes of struggling students.

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