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A new, FREE, four-part webinar series for educators and administrators looking to bring the power of play to their schools.

The series connects attendees with Playworks staff from across the country to explore what makes a great recess and the impact of quality play on students in the classroom and beyond. Any adult working with kids in schools or community programs can benefit from attending.

We want to be your partner throughout the school year, giving you practical tips you can do right now to enhance kids’ play-based experiences. This webinar series is designed to bring topics relevant to what educators are experiencing at various times of the school year, and provide practical solutions to apply right away.

The webinars will be recorded and the Zoom recording links will be available following the event.

Dates & Topics:

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 5 Ways to Have a Great Recess
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – Indoor Recess
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Group Management
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – Junior Coach Empowerment

All webinars will be offered twice, at 12:30 PST/3:30 EST and 3:30 PST/6:30 EST.

Register now

Webinar 1

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5 Ways to Have a Great Recess – October 6

During this kick-off webinar event, you will learn the 5 key components of a great recess.

  • Safety on the Playground
  • Effective Systems [play space, transitions, equipment, & visuals]
  • Engaged & Empowered Adults & Students
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Games, games, games, games!
View the recording

Webinar 2

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3 questions to ask about your Indoor Recess – Dec 7

We want kids to enjoy recess every day: rain or shine, snow or sleet, hot or cold weather. But when weather conditions keep you inside, you might find yourself asking:

  • Is it really recess?
  • Are you getting the most out of your space?
  • Who else can get involved?
View the recording



Webinar 3

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Get Groups Engaged Through Play – February 1

When a group of students is not positively engaged, it can be hard to get everyone back on track.  In this webinar session we’ll explore:

  • Using play-based practices to create systems to effectively manage large groups
  • Implementing proactive systems to address disruptive behavior before it occurs
  • Infusing play into the day to ensure effective communication with students

Webinar 4

Junior Coach Empowerment – April 5

A key component to high quality recess is youth-led play. Junior Coaches  take on leadership roles and improve their school community. These students learn recess games and practice fair play and conflict resolution, then teach these skills to their classmates.

More information about this webinar coming soon.

Playworks is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit respected for our evidence-informed services and strategic approach to scale. We have impacted a generation of children by bringing the power of play to kids across the country through on-site services, professional development, and digital support.

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