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The School of Play with Debbie McCoy | Episode 15

August 03, 2020 Debbie McCoy Episode 15
MOVRS
The School of Play with Debbie McCoy | Episode 15
Chapters
00:03:00
Learning Through Play
00:05:45
The Reggio Emilia Approach
00:09:45
Curriculum as a "Dance" between teacher and student
00:13:10
Teacher:Student Ratio
00:16:40
Letting Your Kids Be Bored
00:20:20
Professional Development Opportunities
00:26:15
Typical Day At The Woodbury
00:31:20
Standardized Tests
MOVRS
The School of Play with Debbie McCoy | Episode 15
Aug 03, 2020 Episode 15
Debbie McCoy

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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Episode Timeline:
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
Website -
https://www.museumofplay.org/
Instagram - @museumofplayroc

Woodbury School at The Strong
Website -
https://www.museumofplay.org/education/woodbury-school



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Show Notes Chapter Markers

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. 

Please don't forget to leave a review, subscribe and follow if you enjoyed the episode!

Episode Timeline:
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
Website -
https://www.museumofplay.org/
Instagram - @museumofplayroc

Woodbury School at The Strong
Website -
https://www.museumofplay.org/education/woodbury-school



MOVRS
Website -
http://www.movrs.org
Instagram -
@movrs.podcast

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/movrs)

Learning Through Play
The Reggio Emilia Approach
Curriculum as a "Dance" between teacher and student
Teacher:Student Ratio
Letting Your Kids Be Bored
Professional Development Opportunities
Typical Day At The Woodbury
Standardized Tests