Jennifer Oxman Ryan is a researcher and senior project manager at Project Zero (PZ), a research organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Her current work on the Pedagogy of Play initiative explores how to cultivate school cultures that value and support learning through play. She has been with Project Zero since 2006, having researched and published previously on maker-centered teaching and learning, trust, young people's digital lives, and arts education. Jennifer has co-designed and instructed two PZ-HGSE online courses, one exploring learning through play and the other exploring teaching and learning in the maker-centered classroom. She is co-author of the recently published book, Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds. Prior to working at PZ, Jennifer was a museum educator, professional development leader, and director of education for school/community partnerships. She lives with a family of makers and players, ages 10 through 46.

Venue:
English Schools Foundation
25 / F 1063 Kings Road,
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8.00 am
on the 16 January 2021.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll consider the importance of experimentation and risk-taking for educators and learners in early childhood. Illustrations from classroom practice and a hands-on activity will help participants consider how to set up an environment that supports student exploration, creativity, tinkering, and playful mindsets. Together, we’ll consider strategies such as using open-ended materials and provocations that support learning through play. Participants will reflect on practical implications for their own teaching and learning context.

 

INVESTMENT

USD 760 Early Bird offer till 1st August 2020
USD 790 Closing Date 15th December 2020

INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.