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Power of Play: Learning, Communicating and Engaging Learners (EDMA 261)

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Spring Course Dates: February 1 - February 28, 2021
*This course does include four synchronous meetings which will run Saturdays: February 6, February 13, February 20 and February 27 from 10:00 am to noon.  These meetings will be recorded if you are unable to attend in person. 

Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $210.00


Iowa License Renewal-1 semester hour, $100.00

The purpose of this one-credit online course with synchronous (virtual) meetings is to explore the importance of play in learning.  At first glance, play looks only like play, but we want to unravel the big picture together to find the underlying learning taking place.  Participants will acquire tools on how to observe play while learning techniques to interact and respond to play.  Attendees will understand concurrently about the rationale behind the importance of play in child development, how students use play as part of their social-emotional language and how to effectively observe messages in play.  This course will be offered for both relicensure credit and graduate credit.

This course may not run as scheduled if we do not reach our minimum number of registrations. Should this occur, all registered students will have the option of receiving a full refund OR rolling the registration over into the following semester.

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