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Saturday, May 28 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pura Playful: Creativity and Play for English Language Learners (and their Teachers!)

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How do playful (rather than gamified) activities contribute to positive conditions for language learning? In this session we will review some of the core cognitive science on how our brains respond and learn in game-like, play-based approaches and make connections to the research on designing supportive language learning environments. We will explore mechanics of play and how they can spark novel ways of engaging students, carrying out formative assessment, and creating classroom community. You will leave with 20 playful approaches to experiment with in your own unique take on playful pedagogy!

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Laura Baecher

Professor of TESOL, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
Dr. Laura Baecher is a Professor of TESOL at the Hunter College School of Education, City University of New York where she also serves as a faculty fellow in the Academic Center for Excellence in Research and Teaching.  Her interests relate to teacher/faculty learning, observation... Read More →

Saturday May 28, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST
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