This session focuses on the value of purposeful play in a K4-2nd grade classroom. It is designed to give teachers opportunities to integrate play into content areas such as math, literacy, science, and social studies. In this session, teachers will connect the value of play based learning to content area grade-level expectations required by their school, state, or national standards. This session will be a mixture of presentation, discussion, and application opportunities so that teachers leave equipped with the strategies they need to plan for purposeful play in their classrooms.
Becky Lindenberg currently serves as Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Wisconsin Lutheran College. She just completed her 19th year of teaching, most of which was served at numerous schools throughout the greater Milwaukee Area in grades K5-8th grade. Becky also enjoys attending and presenting at conferences locally and nationally in a variety of areas of education.
Janine Thies has been serving at St. Peter in Appleton, WI since 2019. She also serves as the WELS Northern Wisconsin District Coordinator for Early Childhood Education, and as a member of the Executive Team for FVL Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN.
Wednesday, June 22