Play & Learning Stories

Part 2 of 3: Finding Math Concepts and Language

In this webinar, we'll learn how to recognize math concepts and early language opportunities in play, and then how to use those insights in your teaching response.

by Dr. Sarah Aiono, Longworth (New Zealand)


This is a recorded session.

What you'll learn

In this webinar, Sarah will unpack the Notice, Recognise and Respond approach and how the use of Learning Stories can guide the thinking a teacher engages in to deliberately support children’s learning.

  • Learn how to recognize math concepts in children's play

  • Practical ways to respond the observational data collected

  • Using data from Learning Stories to enrich children’s early language and mathematical concepts.

Consultant Dr. Sarah Aiono

Based in New Zealand, Sarah is passionate about play, and specifically helping teachers implement evidence-based play pedagogy with fidelity in their everyday practice.

She has extensive experience as a teacher at all age levels, and those particularly with challenging behaviour and learning needs. Now she mentors and facilitates teacher professional learning as an accredited PD facilitator and Massey University post-graduate course advisor.

In addition, she hosts the popular podcast series Play Conversations on Spotify. She has delivered a number of keynote presentations at education events nationally and internationally. As co-director and CEO of Longworth Education, I support schools to implement evidence-based play pedagogy, and specifically focus on ensuring effective teaching practice within primary school play-based learning environments.