Leverage play for positive outcomes and social/emotional skill growth through a series of trainings that highlight constructive tools and methods.
This 2-day interactive workshop teaches proven strategies to prevent and redirect challenging behavior, foster a stronger sense of engagement, develop social/emotional skills and enhance opportunities for physical activity. Taught by professional Playworks trainers, each workshop in the series draws on various learning styles and builds on core principles of child development. The program’s workshops include:
1. The Power of Play—This workshop introduces the importance of play and lays the foundation for creating a safe, healthy, and respectful environment for youth. It also includes a discussion
of the various barriers children may face and how to overcome those barriers.
2. Group Management 1: Proactive Strategies—Here we explore five key group management strategies that adults can use to set students up for successful group behavior.
3. Effective Game Facilitation—This workshop is designed to increase participants' ability to facilitate our games including adaptations for social distancing. In addition, we impart the
Playworks methodology for transitioning between activities and building cooperation among children.
4. Indoor Play Design—This workshop teaches participants indoor games to safely play in the classroom, how to map socially distant play spaces, and how to create an action plan to keep students physically active.
Playworks and the Indiana State Department of Health are proud to offer this training to Early Childhood Educators at no cost. While attendance is free, participants must register and plan to attend both days. Attendees will receive a clock hour certificate documenting attendance and content covered.
WHERE: Faye Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center Pavilion
WHEN: September 22nd & 23rd 9:00am-4:00pm each day
WHO: Early Childhood Educators in Marion County