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Lewis College Roundtable: Play in Education

Play in Education

Lewis College of Human Sciences is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Chicago Toy & Game Week for the next Roundtable event!

Lewis College is a sponsor of the Play in Education (PIE) track at the 16th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The fair is North America’s largest non-hobby toy and game fair open to the public.

From building Lego trucks and playing Jenga at a party, play has an unmistakably large influence on our life. Play is pivotal in cognitive development and social skills in children. Research has shown that kids develop a stronger sense of creativity and inquisitiveness while playing.

Expand your brains, get social, come out and play with us at the next Roundtable!

Event Information

Lewis College Roundtable: Play in Education

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Chicago Toy & Game Fair
Navy Pier
Festival Hall A and B
840 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Registration is $25, which includes lunch and free, early access to the fair for you and your family/guests. In addition, teachers and educators attending the Roundtable can earn CPDU/CE credits.

Register Today!

Navy Pier is accessible by driving, CTA and other public transporation, free trolley service, or Divvy bike. Learn more about your best transportation options to get to the Roundtable.

Schedule of Presentations

Introductions and Welcome

10 a.m.

Purposeful Play in the Classroom

10:15 a.m.

Janine Halloran

Janine Halloran

Founder, Coping Skills for Kids (part of Encourage Play, LLC)

Maria Metzler

Maria Metzler

Speech Language Pathologist
Founder, Totally Present Communication and Pyramid Communication & Technology

The Power of Playful Learning

10:45 a.m.

Joyce Hemphill

Joyce Hemphill, Ph.D.

Developmental Psychologist

Play! The Doorway to Girls' Math success

11:15 a.m.

Karen Tzanetopoulos

Karen Tzanetopoulos, M.S., CC-SLP

Speech and Language Pathologist

Lunch and hands on play

11:45 a.m.

Play in Education News

12:30 p.m.

Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Fearless Leader, The Playmakers

Digital Strategies in the Classroom

12:35 p.m.

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer L. Miller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Lewis College of Human Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology

Social Emotional Learning Through literacy and Math activities

1 p.m.

David Hoyt

David Hoyt

"The man who puzzles America"
Author of Jumble

Claire Haasl

Claire Haasl

Executive Director, David L. Hoyt Foundation

Jeff Knurek

Jeff Knurek

Jumble Cartoonist

Kirk Dietz

Kirk Dietz

Sixth Grade English Teacher
Sleepy Hollow Middle School, Tarrytown, N.Y.

Learn more about our speakers.

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