The Play With Purpose Conference is the most dynamic workshop you will ever attend as a teacher. You will be inspired, energized, motivated and reminded of why you wanted to teach! Most importantly, you will learn how to and be given the tools to transform your classroom and career through The Power of Play!
— Elizabeth Perth - 6th Grade Teacher

Play With Purpose is the leader in Play-Based Learning. We host a variety of professional development workshops designed to help teachers build the cognitive abilities that will lead their students to a lifetime of successes in the classroom, in the community and within their families. to bring The Power of Play to classrooms, schools, homes and communities across the country.

Our professional development offerings are anchored by The Benefits of Play & Its Impact of Teaching & Learning Workshop, which is hosted in cities throughout the country, and our NEW online Play With Purpose Academy.

The Benefits of Play & Its Impact of Teaching & Learning Workshop

Formerly The Play With Purpose Conference

Through attending THIS WORKSHOP you will:

  • understand the benefits of play and its impact on teaching & learning
  • understand the significance of cognitive processing speed and how it affects student outcomes
  • learn how to use screen-free games in your classroom to enhance your students' abilities to process information and make better decisions
  • learn how to use screen-free games to teach any subject
  • learn how to make adaptations & modifications to games to meet your students' needs
  • be inspired and be given the knowledge and tools to transform learning in your classroom
  • have the best time you have ever had at a professional development event - after all, you get to play games all day!

Schedule: (click to register)

Coming soon to:

  • Boston
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • San Diego
  • Temecula
  • Philadelphia

(7 Continuing Ed Credits)

Why ThIS WORKSHOP?

Because, other than parenting, your role as an educator is the most important in the world! You are creating tomorrow’s great thinkers, problem-solvers and leaders. There is nothing more worthy.

Founded by a teacher, we are very passionate about teacher education and professional development - you, your students and your career are worthy of our best efforts!

When PWP Founder, J. Pine, started this conference several years ago now, he had a few specific goals: 

  1. To change the culture of professional development through a dynamic, roll-up your sleeves, unique professional development opportunity for teachers
  2. To change the way in which teachers experience and think of continuing education
  3. To inspire teachers to use screen-free game play within their curriculum that meets Common Core standards - breathing new life into their classrooms and their careers
  4. To create a platform for curriculum development - developing, creating, collaborating and testing adaptations and modifications for use with varied student segments: large groups, small group, gifted, ELL/ESL, student leaders, Autistic spectrum, BD/LD, AV Impaired, ADD/ADHD, IEPs, etc. Equally important is to make sure we get these adaptations/modifications in the hands of educators, not only at events such as The Play With Purpose Conference, but also through other means such as working with the game companies to include these adaptations & modifications in their game instructions
  5. To make this opportunity available to teachers throughout the country

Through our workshops, we are changing the culture of professional development, so be ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready for the most fun you have ever had earning continuing education credits! 

This is a day you will not want to miss! We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at a workshop this school year!


 

COMING WINTER 2016

For the past three years we have been looking into ways to offer our workshops online. We have tried various formats and platforms, conducted surveys and picked the brain of experts. All that has lead to the development of The Play With Purpose Academy and we have never been more excited!

Per your feedback, we have made them easy to access, a breeze to use, short (60-90 minutes) and cheap ($35) - we even have a HALL PASS available for just $225 which gives you access to all online workshops! School & District Passes also available!

COST: $35
HALL PASS: $225

Scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • The Benefits of Play & Its Impact on Teaching & Learning
  • Increasing Your Students' Cognitive Processing Speed with Games
  • Developing Thinking & Reasoning Skills Through Play
  • Teaching Language Arts with Screen-Free Games
  • Teaching Math with Screen-Free Games
  • STOP Bullying with Games!
  • Meeting the Needs of your Gifted Students with Screen-Games
  • How to use Games to Differentiate Instruction in your Classroom
  • Classroom Management Through Game
  • Bananagrams in the Classroom)
  • Games & The Spectrum Student
  • The Impact of Play on the ESL Student
  • Social Emotional Learning Through Play
  • The Snake Oil Project
  • Creative Writing with Games

Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know, we just may make it happen! Email jpine@play-basedlearning.com with your suggestions.


Play-Based Learning Workshops

ON-SITE OPTIONS: HALF DAY or FULL

Available Workshops:

  • The Benefits of Play & Its Impact on Teaching & Learning
  • Increasing Your Students' Cognitive Processing Speed with Games 
  • Developing Thinking & Reasoning Skills Through Play
  • STOP Bullying with Games! 
  • Classroom Management Through Game 
  • Teaching Language Arts with Screen-Free Games
  • Teaching Math with Screen-Free Games 
  • Meeting the Needs of your Gifted Students with Screen-Games 
  • How to use Games to Differentiate Instruction in your Classroom
  • Bananagrams in the Classroom
  • Games & The Spectrum Student
  • The Impact of Play on the ESL Student
  • Social Emotional Learning Through Play
  • The Snake Oil Project 
  • Creative Writing with Games
  • Custom workshops available per request