#WePlayChat on Twitter

we-play-chat-purple#WePlayChat is a new monthly professional development opportunity from the US Play Coalition for anyone seeking to gain knowledge around the wide open field of play. #WePlayChat also serves as a platform to engage and network with other organizations and individuals through social media.  What’s even better?!  We are bringing the play content to you completely free of charge.

#WePlayChat-ers to date include teachers, playground organizations, play and recess advocates and other play enthusiasts from coast to coast as well as from Canada, Australia, Denmark and the UK – all tuning in to connect around PLAY.

Each month we share the voice of play on Twitter through these #WePlayChats. Each month has a different play topic and a co-moderator with expertise in that specific play theme.  We have #WePlayChat at different times on different days to get the most involvement across our membership. You will not want to miss them!

Tune in and to join in the conversation around the value of play. This FREE professional learning opportunity is a great way to connect with fellow play enthusiasts, teachers and experts from the across the globe from the comfort of your own environs.

Find us on Twitter @USPlayCoalition

Here is a sample of our #WePlayChat topics to-date:

January 2016 – Inaugural #WePlayChat on “Why We Play”
with US Play Coalition Exec Director Stephanie Garst and Play Ambassador Coordinator Ryan Fahey

February 2016 – “Play in the Community”
with US Play Coalition Exec Director Stephanie Garst and Play Ambassador Coordinator Ryan Fahey

March 2016 – “Different Types of PLAY”
with Play Ambassador Coordinator Ryan Fahey

April 2016 – “Lessons Learned at The Play Conference 2016”

May 2016 – “It’s MORE than PLAY”
with guest co-moderator Genius of Play

June 2016 – “Adventure Play”
with guest co-moderator Reilly Bergin Wilson of play:groundNYC

July 2016 – “The Relationship Between Sport and Play”
with guest co-moderator Mark Cooper
Former Head of Communications for the International Olympic Committee

August 2016 – “Back to School” #WePlayChat on “The Importance of Recess”
with guest co-moderator Debbie Rhea of the LIINK Project

September 2016 – “Cultivating Play Environments” 
with Play Ambassador Coordinator Ryan Fahey

October 2016 – Halloween themed chat, “Imaginary Play”
with guest co-moderator Heather von Bank, PhD
Chair of the Department of Family Consumer Science
Minnesota State University – Mankato

November 2016 – “Play Around the World”
with guest co-moderator Mathias Poulsen

December 2016 – “Winter Play”
with US Play Coalition Exec Director Stephanie Garst and Play Ambassador Coordinator Ryan Fahey

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