Hands on Minds On Early Learning Symposium
Friday, February 22nd
Early Learning Symposium
Pre‐symposium: February 21, 2019
Symposium: February 22‐23, 2019
Centennial Hall | Juneau, Alaska
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Keynote:Walter F. Drew, Ed.D., is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Self Active Education (ISAE). He serves as President of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) and facilitator of the PLAY Chapter for Florida Association for the Education of Young Children. For more than 40 years, he has researched and conducted hands‐on play experiences with children and adults using open ended materials as a process for awakening creativity, strengthening early childhood professional practice, and as a way of generating hope and optimism across the human life span. He is the creator of Dr. Drew’s Discovery Blocks, chosen Best Toy of the Year by the Parents Choice Foundation in 1982. He co‐author of "From Play to Practice: Connecting Teachers Play with Children's Learning” an exciting book published by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Dr. Drew is the recipient of the 2009 Patricia Monighan Nourot Award and the 2018 NAEYC Peace Educators Interest Forum Award.
"When I play my mind opens up to new possibilities,
I see things differently, rendering moments of
intense insight and reverie that send my spirit
soaring. So it is with children, refreshing their spirit,
allowing them to feel the flow of inner power, the
capacity to create harmony and order. Amazing as it
seems, relaxing and fiddling with open‐ended
materials focuses the mind and leads to self discovery!"
101 Egan Drive
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