Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: ​North Shore Country Day School, Diller Street Theater

Address: 310 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, IL, United States  Map

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Erikson is pleased to co-sponsor a Family Action Network discussion of learning in and out of school, featuring a nationally respected advocate for play-based learning.

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, the Stanley and Deborah Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology at Temple University, will discuss the research on how children learn and the value of play-based learning.

She is the author of Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less, as well as 10 other books and more than 150 publications.


Following the presentation, Diana Rauner, president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, will offer brief remarks on the implications of Hirsh-Pasek’s work for Ounce’s programs and initiatives.

Erikson’s Liza Sullivan, assistant director of continuing education, will speak about her experiences with play-based learning, including participating in KaBOOM!’s National Park-a-Day Summer Challenge with her young twins. They visited 50 playspaces in 50 days throughout the Chicagoland area.

For more information, visit the Family Action Network website.

Event details

This program is free and open to the public. No preregistration is required. CPDUs available for education professionals.

Co-sponsored by North Shore Country Day School, The Alliance for Early Childhood, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Children’s Museum, Erikson Institute, Glencoe Junior Kindergarten, JCC Chicago, and The Ounce of Prevention Fund.