Playworks Educational Forum presented by the Detroit Lions


April 01, 2014



6:30 pm

Thank you to all who attended our 1st Annual Educational Forum!

Playworks and the Detroit Lions were pleased to present an educational forum on the role of recess and physical activity in schools. With over 120 attendees, this first annual event was a great success! The forum provided convincing evidence of the link between recess and academic achievement and strategies for local champions aiming to help impact the following outcomes for children:

  • Improved physical health
  • Improved social, emotional and behavioral well-being
  • Improved student engagement in school

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 
8:30am –  12:00pm

Where:  Hall of Legends at Ford Field

Featured speakers:

Tonya Allen, CEO, Skillman Foundation

Anthony Pelligrini, Emeritus Educational Psychology Professor, University of Minnesota

Dan Varner, CEO, Excellent Schools Detroit

Jill Vialet, Playworks Founder, Oakland CA

Also featured: Expert Panel – Best practices for incorporating physical activity and play in schools by those who have overcome barriers related to scheduling, financial challenges, and competing priorities.