On February 8, 2014 Playworks will be presenting Revolutionizing Recess: How to stop playground chaos and turn physical activity into a transformative educational tool at the 81st New York City Elementary School Principals Association Conference (NYCESPA). If you are attending or know someone who is, come take Workshop C1 from 11:45 am to 1 pm.
If you attend, you will understand the physical, educational, and social benefits of a high-functioning recess and how a positive recess can increase vigorous physical actifivy while playing a key role in a positive school climate. You will also learn how to increase opportunities for fun physical activity on the playground and play in the classroom to help create a safe, inclusive environment in your school. The presentation will contain an exploration of play as an essential part of the school day and demontrations of group management techniques, attention getters, student-lead conflict resolution and (the best part) interactive games! For more information about Playworks' professional development programs for school staff in New York City contact David Badillo or call 646-380-1903.
The NYCESPA is put on by the NYC Elementary School Principals Association. The NYCESPA offers an end to the isolation principals may face in their schools by offering many forums for Principals to meet to discuss mutual issues in a spirit of collegiality.