Video Library

April 28, 2012

Amanda Padilla of Albuquerque named 2012 Rookie of the Year ›

Playworks’ Rookie of the Year hail’s from Montezuma Elementary in Albuquerque. Amanda Padilla combines her background in Special Education with her love of coaching to create a healthy, inclusive environment for every student every day at  “I believe that everyone has an ability to play,” she says. “The kids just need one person to come and show them that…

December 16, 2011

What Play Can Teach Us ›

Jill Vialet believes that playing is essential to human development, and addresses significant education reform issues by encouraging greater creativity and problem-solving skills. This approach, she says, creates learning environments where kids feel safer, more engaged and more connected. Jill launched Playworks in 1996 in Berkeley, California. In 2012, Playworks will be bringing play and…

November 15, 2011

Because of Playworks ›

April 12, 2011

2011 Most Playful CEO, Rob DeMartini, New Balance ›

What happens when an international apparel company with a commitment to responsible leadership, engages associates in play in and out-of-the office with a CEO whose iPod playlist is consistently described as “eclectic!” You get Rob DeMartini, CEO of New Balance and our country’s Most Playful CEO. As a parent, business and civic leader Rob exhibits…

April 11, 2011

2011 Most Valuable Principal, Sabree Barnes ›

Playworks Baltimore is proud to announce that one of our very own principals — Sabree Barnes of Federal Hill Prep — has been named Playworks Most Valuable Principal of the year from amongst candidates from Playworks cities across the country. Sabree is an amazing principal.

April 10, 2011

2011 Rookie of the Year – Lawrence English, Houston ›

Stepping Stones Charter School, Houston, TX Committed. Creative. Extraordinary. That’s how others describe Program Coordinator Lawrence English at Stepping Stones Charter School. “Coach Lawrence” has gone the extra mile to make the most of his AmeriCorps service at the school. In addition to his active recesses, which he runs on an excruciatingly small, long fenced…

March 25, 2011

Training in Action ›

Playworks Pro and Stockton Unified School District security guards, staff and coaches transform recess.

November 18, 2010

Playworks: Maximizing the Return on Recess ›

Playworks and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are supporting education by making play a valuable part of the school day.

November 2, 2010

Playworks on the Abudato Show ›

Check out Playworks Newark Executive Director, Adeola Whitney as she is interviewed on One-on-One with Steve Adubato. The four-time Emmy Award-winning anchor Steve Adubato gives insight into today’s world.  In this segment, he interviews Adeola on Playworks and the role it plays in mitigating chaos at recess and throughout the school day.