The Importance of Recess & Play in 2021


May 25, 2021


Virtual Workshop

A conversation with the Minnesota PTA, More Recess Minnesota, and Playworks

The Minnesota PTA, More Recess Minnesota, and Playworks are teaming up to hold a virtual conversation and webinar on the importance of play and recess for children as they return to school this fall.

Join us to learn about and experience the power of play, explore state-level recess policies in that shape the landscape for play, and leave with multiple resources and tools to start or bolster the conversation around recess and play in your school and community. Participants will leave with recess resources, recess evaluation guides, conversation starters, and more.

Event Details: Virtual webinar will be held on Tuesday May 25, 2021

Tuesday May, 25 from 7pm – 8pm CST

Register Here



Minnesota PTA:

The mission of the PTA includes supporting and speaking on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. Facilitating the conversation is MNPTA Health & Safety Chair Nicole Patraw.

More Recess Minnesota:

More Recess Minnesota is a group of parents and educators advocating for ample, high-quality school recess. The benefits of playtime during the school day are well-documented, and state law can and should guide quality and ensure recess for all children. Presenting from More Recess Minnesota is Steering Team Member Aaron Crowell. 

Playworks Minnesota:

Playworks is the leading national non-profit leveraging the power of play to transform school climate and academic engagement. Playworks partners with schools, community organizations and youth programs to provide professional development for staff, on-site consultation, trainings, and digital/free resources for educators. Presenting from Playworks Minnesota is Senior Program Manager Brandon Elsner.