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Case Studies: Find out how LKG created 6000 Learn-at-home kits for Students

Case Studies: Find out how LKG created 6000 Learn-at-home kits for Students 0

How LKG met the challenge of creating 6000 Home schooling kits for students during the peak surge of Covid-19. Case study on delivering quality educational environments and resources anywhere in all cricumstances.  
Picture Rich Visuals for this Holiday Season:  Discover Widgit Online

Picture Rich Visuals for this Holiday Season: Discover Widgit Online 0

Widgit Online is a super easy-to-use webtool for creating visuals and picture supported materials -- just type and the pictures pop-up!  You can even copy and paste text in.
Outdoor Classroom Planning Guide

Outdoor Classroom Planning Guide 0

Over 50 pages of great ideas, real world examples,strategies, inspirations and tips for realizing an Outdoor Classroom. Broken out by different learning areas, this guide will help you create a new quality outdoor learning area or ready your existing space for STEM, literacy, creative arts, construction as well energetic play. 
3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom

3 Quick Transformations of Tarmac into an Outdoor classroom 0

The health, educational and developmental benefits of open-air learning have been prompting early years classrooms to move outdoors for a number of years.  And now the need for outdoor learning spaces is pressing more than ever as a preventative health measure in the midst of a pandemic.  But many schools are challenged by a lack of naturalized spaces and instead are surrounded by an abundance of paved playground and parking space.

We look at  three quick and flexible ways to gain softened outdoor classroom space without resorting to jackhammers or bulldozers.

Rethinking Sharing, Remembering Play – New Web Workshop with Diane Kashin

Rethinking Sharing, Remembering Play – New Web Workshop with Diane Kashin 2

Rethinking sharing can lead to new perspectives and possibilities. Join Dr. Diane Kashin, RECE on June 26th at 1:30pm for a new web workshop, presented by LKG about play-based learning in the time of COVID. Explore the possibilities, get resource suggestions and ideas and reflect on the opportunities and challenges for ECE’s in an era of enhanced hygiene, distancing and sanitation standards.
What to keep/cull -- evaluating your play materials

What to keep/cull -- evaluating your play materials 0

Versatile open-ended materials are extremely valuable learning tools.  But specific play materials which may have as little as one obvious use, in conjunction with open-ended materials can be an inspiring combination. An effective play to learn environment should have a mix of open-ended and specific play materials.  Here's a model to help evaluate the balance of play areas and materials in your class.