Welcome to Playworks Pro! We are excited to partner with you to bring the power of play to your community. Here are a number of resources to help get you started. Don’t worry – we will walk through everything with you to set up for a great time together!
Take the Recess Checkup
Take the Recess Checkup self assessment, a three-minute online quiz to help you identify strengths, uncover areas for improvement, and understand what’s really happening in your play space.
Make sure participants complete the following tasks prior to training
(A) Watch the Playworks Training prep video
(B) Register for the training through a link you will receive via email
Customize this email template to send these pre-training tasks to your training participants
Introduce Playworks to school staff, parents, and community!
School Welcome Email (doc) (Spanish) – customizable letter template to send to your school community
Playworks Pro Media Kit (doc) (Spanish)
To share with staff:
Setting Up Your Recess Team (pdf)
Recess Coach Hiring Guide (doc) – customizable job description, interview guide
Becoming a Recess Rockstar (pdf) – packet to be shared with your recess staff
Great Recess Framework (pdf) – one-page description of the elements of a great recess
Theory of Change (pdf) – description of our program model and impact
To share with parents and school community:
Play Powers Social Emotional Learning (pdf) – one-page infographic
Other helpful resources:
More about Playworks staff training and online learning services
Next steps after training with us
- Watch the Playworks Thanks and Next Steps Video
- Get started with PlayworksU! Activate your PlayworksU account, access online courses, and continue learning.
- Check out our resources – Access playful strategies, Game Guide, videos, and more
- Try out the new tools and strategies that you learned, and re-take the Recess Checkup self assessment after 4-6 weeks to see how you’re doing!