PPP Annual Meeting Minutes 2017 (Atlanta)

Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

November 17, 2017 (6:00-8 pm)

Business Meeting MInutes

WELCOME and Introductions


Approval of Minutes

Information about PPPIF

Other Business:

2017 Patricia Monighan Nourot Award – Kelly Donnelly

2017 Edgar Klugman Award – Deb Lawrence

2017 Emerging Play scholar Award – Pool Ip Dong

It was suggested that the “Emerging Play Scholar Award” be renamed as the “Walter F. Drew Emerging Play Scholar Award”   It was approved.

Nominations for 2018 Awards: Contact Robin Ploof rploof@champlain.edu

Committee Structure & Past Work

Affiliate/State Interest Forums Committee – Baji Rankin & Robin Ploof

Research Committee – Marcia Nell, John Sutterby

Practice/Knowledge Base Committee – Ruth Guirguis

VISION Committee – Jim Johnson

Policy Committee – Deb Lawrence

Interest Forum Café Committee

Technology/Website/Communications Committee – Lynn Hartle and Karen Lindeman

Highlights of 2017 Annual Conference Presentations

Wednesday’s PPPIF sessions

Thursday’s   PPPIF Sessions

Friday’s PPPIF Sessions

Saturday’s PPPIF sessions

2018 Annual Conference

Next year’s conference presentation ideas were discussed.

Committee Work

Small groups met to discuss titles of works that could be featured for the Hello Homepage.

Discuss Play as the feature for the Hello Homepage.

Format and Outcomes: Pick a recorder; record all ideas on the large sheets of paper

Reporting Back to the Group:

Each small group submitted a list of possible articles to use for the Hello Homepage featuring Play, Policy and Practice Interest Forum.

Possible Hello Work Citations

Author Title Description
Doris Bergen Play as the Learning Medium  
Cate Heroman Making, Tinkering, & Engineering  
David Elkind The Power of Play  
Peter Gray    
NAEYC Spotlight on Play    
Community Play Things Wisdom of Play  
Bedrova & Long Dramatic Play Propels Play Plans  
Michelle Tannock Rough & Tumble Play  
Jeff Trawick-Smith Good Fit Play Interactions  
Ed David Kanter Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovation  
  Play in America  
Judith Van Horn, Patricia Monighan Nourot, Barbara Seales, Keith Alward Play at the Center of the Curriculum  
James E. Johnson, James Christie, & Francis Wardle Play, Development, & Early Education  
Vivian Paley You Can’t Say You Can’t Play  
Gillian Dowley McNames The High Performing Preschool  
Marcia L. Nell & Walter F. Drew From Play to Practice: Connecting Teacher’s Play to Children’s Learning  




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