On November 4th, 2014 Playworks will be presenting Powerful Play: How Recess Can Improve School Climate at the Equity~Opportunity~Engagement Fall PBIS Conference in Seattle, WA from 1:15 pm to 3 pm.
Play is the most universally accessible recreational skill for children yet very often times of play can become times of conflict and negativity. It is essential for adults to establish a safe environment where children can take full advantage of the social, emotional and cognitive benefits provided by play. This workshop will demonstrate techniques for positive play, group management, self-regulated conflict resolution and inclusive activities. We will also discuss how a PBIS school saw immediate results after implementing the a Playworks recess. In this session, participants will learn the same way kids do: by playing games! Be sure to wear clothes you can move in and comfortable shoes. Water bottles are recommended. Join us and have some fun!
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity throughout the school day. Playworks has been shown to increase teaching time, reduce bullying, increase physical activity and improve the school and learning environment. For more information about Playworks in the Pacific Northwest contact Jamie Firmage or call (510) 768-7351.
The NWPBIS Conference is put on by the Northwest PBIS Network. The Northwest PBIS Network, Inc. (The Network) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting educators, families, and community members to implement and sustain positive, effective and culturally inclusive environments and supports to achieve social and academic success for ALL children and youth.