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Have A Seat! Learning What Children Know Through Play

Thursday Jun 22, 2017 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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When we want to understand what children know and can do, we often turn to tests and other conventional assessment practices. However, what really allows us to get to know children is when we sit beside them and play. This webinar will provide a context for seeing authentic assessment as the means by which we get to know children and foster their development and learning. Recommended practices and research on how to assess children during play will be provided.


  • To better understand the how assessment, instruction, and play are synonyms and work in concert with one another
  • To use every day routines and interactions for assessing what children know and can do
  • To learn how to foster stronger relationships with children through authentic assessment practices


Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions on her website.

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