[ONLINE] Play + Academics + Relationships: Teaching in Ways Kindergarteners Learn Best


Co-sponsored by New America and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

Please join us on November 29, from 3–4:30 p.m. ET, as we highlight the most important research findings on teaching and learning in kindergarten, explore teaching strategies and approaches that meet the individual needs of young children and help them learn at their best, and elevate educator insights. 

Our panelists for this session include experts from research and the classroom.

  • Nell Duke, Ed.D., of Stand for Children will discuss the strategies educators can use to better bridge pre-K and kindergarten.
  • Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., of Temple University and the Brookings Institution will highlight what it looks like to use the science of learning and guided play in real classrooms.
  • Anya Hurwitz, Ed.D., of Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) will delve into using culturally and linguistically affirming strategies to ensure rich learning opportunities and environments.
  • Deborah Leong, Ph.D., of Tools of the Mind will discuss the power of play, peer scaffolding and helping children set learning goals.

Our educator commentators:

  • Our educator panelists Luis Gallego, M.A.Ed. of Tools of the Mind along with Cynthia Crespo; and
  • Seymonnia Cutkelvin of New York City Schools will discuss the strategies and tools they use to meet each child where they are.