Once you register you can access live and archived content from some of the countries most insightful educational and learning leaders. During this virtual event you will learn about the science of play, how we as adults can nurture curiosity, how play and STEM/STEAM can empower all children to thrive, how outdoor learning can promote academic readiness, and more. Every session will leave you with multiple strategies that you can use immediately in your 0-8 classrooms and schools. You must be registered to access archived content. The final agenda is coming soon so that you can plan ahead to join us live.

Through a generous donation from our friends at Tangible Play, the first 1,000 attendees to register will receive a free Osmo Sampler Kit.

Learn more about Tangible Play at Schools.PlayOsmo.com

Dr. Jody Britten

Message from the founder of the Early Learning Alliance Network...

"We see you. We see you working in new and different ways to educate and care for our young children. Our virtual event is meant to provide each of you a well deserved moment of reprieve. This will be a space for you to connect, dream, and be inspired. Your work is important. Your commitments are unwavering. We invite each of you to join us at our virtual conference November 6th and 7th. Take a moment to have fun, learn a little, and dream of a world where all kids are curious, creative, and connected."

Marlena Jacobs

IUPUI Early Learning, UDL & STEM

Paul Reynolds

Best selling author and CEO at FableVision

Fara Cortez

Director at Boulder Journey School

Pam Moran

Award winning superintendent and bet selling author of Timeless Learning

Jed Dearbury

Arts education advocate and author of The Playful Classroom

Kasey Kile Wilkinson

International trainer with Kodo Kids, author, and leader at ieDiscoveries STEM lab.

Our agenda is updating daily! Keep an eye out for more details and don't forget to register!

Friday, November 6th (all times EDT)

All times are in Eastern Time (New York)

10am Conference Kick Off

10:15 Pam Moran & Ira Socol "Timeless Learning" (Part 1)

10:40 Design for Innovation with Kasey Kile Wilkinson from Kodo Kids

11: 10 Learning Lounge/Reflection Room/Conversation Commons/Meet a Buddy

11:20 Creativity and Young Children with Sara Smith from Fablevision Learning

11:45 Outdoor Learning Spaces with Heather Fox from Nature Explore

12:15 Learning Lounge Conversation Commons

12:40 Young Children, Universally Designed Learning, and STEM with Marlena Jacobs from Indiana University

1:10 Kids, Play, and Learning with DeLonn Crosby from SayKid

1:20 STEAMrolling with children’s literature with Jed Dearybury author of The Playful Classroom

2:00 Closing - check out the Learning Lounge

We will also have a guest speaker sharing the Battelle for Kids frameworks for early childhood in the Learning Lounge all day!

Saturday, November 7th (all times EDT)

All times are in Eastern Time (New York)

9am Conference Kick Off

9:10 Pam Moran & Ira Socol "Timeless Learning" (Part 2)

9:40 Play + Behavior + Strategies for Engagement with Dr. Katie Zimmerman from the University of Kansas

10: 10 Intelligent Materials & Intelligent Environments - Over the Fence from Boulder Journey School

10:40 Learning Environments and Aligned Pedagogy with Anne Knock from the University of Sydney

11:10 Hands On Play with Erica Valladao from OSMO and Tangible Play

11:30 Paul Reynolds, "Going Places: Creating Bravely"

12:00 Closing

We will also have a guest speaker sharing the Battelle for Kids frameworks for early childhood in the Learning Lounge all day!

Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

Since 2004, PNC Grow Up Great® has been helping children from birth through age five develop a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. We recently announced an additional $150 million to extend the program, now a $500 million initiative!