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The Game Plan webinar series is back with new engaging topics! Join Playworks for a FREE, four-part 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.

All webinars will be offered twice, at 12:30 PST/3:30 EST and 3:30 PST/6:30 EST, and will last approximately one hour. The webinars will be recorded.


Webinar 1: Playground Mapping 101
Webinar 2: Playing Across Age Groups
Webinar 3: Resolving Conflicts Through Play
Webinar 4: Ability Inclusion on the Playground


Webinar 1: Playground Mapping 101

October 25

Recess is safer (and more fun!) when games have their own dedicated locations on the playground. Learn how you can create a map for your playground that encourages safe and healthy play for all students.

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Webinar 2: Playing Across Age Groups

Junior Coach leading other kids
December 13

As students grow and learn new skills, their approach to play evolves too. Discover games and resources that engage students across different grade levels, ages, and abilities.


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Webinar 3: Resolving Conflict Through Play

kids doing roshambo
February 14

Disagreements on the playground can be an opportunity for children to develop healthy and productive conflict-resolution skills. Explore strategies you can use to encourage students to resolve disagreements independently and create a culture of cooperation.

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Webinar 4: Ability Inclusion on the Playground

two kids playing with ball
April 17

Play is for everyone! Learn how you can modify common recess games and incorporate new activities to ensure students of all ability levels can be fully engaged.


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