Playworks TeamUp

Collaborate with an on-site Playworks recess expert to empower your recess team. The Playworks TeamUp service partners with elementary schools by providing an on-site coordinator to teach, model, and empower a sustainable recess program. A fusion of Playworks Coach and Playworks Pro, TeamUp provides a single site coordinator to four partner schools. The site coordinator spends a week each month at each school leading, supporting, and empowering the recess team—including a lead recess coach—to create a safe, inclusive playground for all students.

 

Recess Reboot

Not ready for a full year of Playworks TeamUp? Kick the year off right with Recess Reboot: four days of on-site training, consulting, and capacity building. An experienced trainer will come to your school to demonstrate and teach strategies, games, and systems to sustain a positive culture of safe and healthy play. Your school leaves with tools, techniques, and an action plan to continue a strong culture of play throughout the year. Get in touch.

Case Studies

September 21, 2015

Teaching Empathy on the Playground ›

Empathy is arguably the most important life skill our kids can learn. Recess is where students have the most freedom to practice empathy . . . or not. As a principal, I’ve seen students fight over space on the blacktop, space in line, and even over friends. At John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Daly City, CA, this was…

May 10, 2017

How Canyons School District Improved Outcomes District-Wide With Playworks ›

When Utah introduced new state PE standards in 2015, Canyons knew they needed to act quickly. At the same time, they didn’t want to lose sight of their highest-priority strategies for their 29 schools. “We were really addressing four things at once,” recalls Allan Whitmore, Canyons’ evidence based learning specialist. “In addition to common teacher…

November 28, 2016

How One Tennessee School Turned Recess Around ›

When P.E. teacher Hannah Reinke found out that her students at Antioch Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee would get daily recess, she was thrilled. Then reality hit. Last year, Antioch Middle School borrowed time from other periods to give students recess for the first time. Seven teachers, including Reinke, were charged with leading a recess break…

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Onsite Coaches

Create a culture of play before, during, and after school every day with a skilled Playworks Coach.

Playworks Coach

Consultative Support

Equip your recess team through on-site support and modeling during the school day.

Playworks TeamUp

Recess Reboot

Staff Training

Sharpen play facilitation skills with on-site professional development for your staff.

Playworks Pro for Schools

Playworks Pro for Youth Organizations

Online Learning

Experience the power of play with bite-sized online courses.

PlayworksU

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