Thanks to a participant on the FLTeach forum for posting the link to the Keynote Speech by Lori Langer de Ramirez, Ed.D. at NYSAFLT's conference in October, 2013. I listened to her speech at the end of the school day yesterday while I was correcting papers, and then again last night when I could listen more intently while following along with her powerpoint that she made available to download.
Lori is a captivating speaker with some sensible ideas for using "play" in the classroom. Lori moves seamlessly from one idea to another so the 40+ minute presentation will go by quickly. If you invest the time to listen to her presentation, you'll come away with new ideas on how to use "play" in the classroom with growing in the TL as the end goal.
HERE is the NYSALFT's website where you'll find her presentation, as well as her powepoint that can be downloaded.
She mentions her Pinterest board in her presentation. You can find her boards and 2,800+ pins at Pinterest HERE.