Events Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Innovations in Early Childhood Workshop: Whole Body Math

University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02140

Add to Calendar 2019-12-03T16:30:00 2019-12-03T18:30:00 America/New_York Innovations December 2019 Learn strategies for teaching young children math. University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 Graduate School of Education
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Kinesthetic and Sensory Engagement in Early Childhood Mathematics

In this interactive workshop, you'll explore how to implement Whole Body Math strategies in preschool to second grade classrooms. Much of math learning, even with hands-on manipulatives or interactive computer programs, is limited to fine motor engagement and heavily reliant on English language abilities. Whole Body Math creates equity for students who thrive in learning through kinesthetic and sensory engagement. 

You'll learn how to use guiding questions to modify lessons and design activities, gain direct experience with Whole Body Math, and leave with strategies to integrate Mathful Play into your own classrooms.

Presenters: Yvonne Liu-Constant (Early Childhood Education faculty) and teachers in the Mathful Play Group.

Free and open to the public. Register for this early childhood workshop.

Innovations workshops coming in Spring 2020:

Making Sense of Climate Change in Early Childhood | Thursday, February 6
Led by Lesley faculty and teachers from Buckingham Browne & Nichols and Mass Audubon

PreK Stories: Playing with Authorship and Integrating Curriculum in Early Childhood | Thursday, April 30
Led by Dana Bentley, Lesley University, and Mariana Souto-Manning, Teachers College, Columbia University

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