It's All Fun and Games: Individualizing and Scaffolding Skills Using Board Games to Support All Learners

ID number
The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning

2626 S Clearbrook Dr
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
United States

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Participants at this workshop will explore the importance of play in early childhood, what it looks like, and how to scaffold and individualize instruction to support all children. In this workshop, participants will work in groups using board games commonly found in early childhood classrooms to brainstorm ways to use each game to support the different levels of development of all students.

Learner objectives

1. Discuss the importance of play in early childhood and early childhood special education classrooms.

2. Adapt common classroom games to support the skills of all learners through hands on small group activities.

3. Produce plans for small group and individualized activities to use in the classroom.

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
State Performance Plan Indicator Alignment
SPPI 7 - Early Childhood Outcomes
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Curriculum-Preschool, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Play
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Curriculum or Program Design