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Friday, September 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Power of Play In Schools and Communities

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Research affirms the developmental necessity of unstructured play in the lives of children for physical and social-emotional development, creativity, problem-solving, communication, risk-taking and resilience. The pandemic offered further proof of the urgent need for play as a cornerstone of children's wellness. In this session, participants will understand how unstructured play connects to their schools' wellness and trauma-informed practices, and will come away with a toolkit for how to implement Play Days in their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Bedley

Scott Bedley

Teacher, Irvine Unified, Plaza Vista K-8
Scott is a 5th-grade teacher, author, speaker. He was selected Orange County TOY, California TOY Finalist, & OC CUE Outstanding Educator. He's a founding member of Skype's Master Teachers and was highlighted in Microsoft's Super Bowl ad. He co-created Global School Play Day www.globalschoolplayday.com... Read More →
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Eric Saibel

Co-Founder, Global School Play Day
Co-founded Global School Play Day (#GSPD) in 2015 with Scott and Tim Bedley to address the need for more unstructured play in the lives of all children; in 2020, over a 1/2 million kids participated worldwide in 75 nations. Interested in adaptive leadership, cultivating positive school... Read More →



Friday September 10, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Zoom