PlayworksU: Online Learning for Play

  1. Updates

After a year of hard work, playful trial and error, and generous feedback from teachers and principals, we are happy to announce PlayworksU!

Courses are available to preview through June 1; school subscriptions will be available starting August 1.

These new online courses and videos from Playworks are designed to reinforce in-person training and help you infuse more play into the school day. You’ll get:

  • videos, quizzes, and printables;
  • playful group management strategies;
  • and systems to help playtime run smoothly.

The video above, for example, is part of our mini-course on grouping. Learn how to divide students into inclusive groups using a fun game called Shipwreck.

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April 16, 2019

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April 5, 2019

Playworks is Hiring AmeriCorps Coaches ›

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