Debbie McCoy is the Assistant Vice President of Education at the Strong Museum of Play. The Woodbury School is run out of the museum, and offers programs for Pre-K and Early Kindergarten. Their curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, which is play-based and neither teacher led or student led, but a collaboration between the two. I believe The Woodbury School is the hidden gem of the Strong Museum of Play, and I hope it continues to thrive and even expand over the years to more grade levels.
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3:00 - Learning Through Play
5:45 - The Reggio Emilia approach
9:45 - "Dance" between teacher and student
13:10 - Teacher:Student ratio
14:20 - How they utilize the museum in school
16:40 - Letting your kids be bored
20:20 - Professional development opportunities
26:15 - Typical day at The Woodbury
31:20 - Standardized tests?
The Strong Museum of Play
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Woodbury School at The Strong
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