Power of Play
Nov 8th, 9th, & 10th
The Power of Play virtual conference was such a success in 2020, we have decided to convene online again this year! The virtual format not only expands our reach to recreation programs and professionals across the globe, it offers flexible options for engagement and a wide variety of learning opportunities in both live and asynchronous formats. The Power of Play Conference provides participants with the strategies, resources, and best practices needed to make inclusion possible across all settings, in all activities, for children with and without disabilities.
These three days will include traditional LEARN sessions full of information aligned to the Standards for Inclusive Recreation Programs, short ADAPT sessions with tips and tricks to add to your toolbox, as well as a day full of live Q&As and group discussions to connect with others and dive deep into topics affecting your work to INCLUDE all children.
Traditional conference sessions in which speakers share content, information, research, strategies, etc. via slide presentations. These will be pre-recorded for asynchronous learning at your own pace with handouts available for download to supplement the video and use for reference.
Mini-sessions demonstrating an inclusion strategy, inclusive game, creative craft, accessible activity or adaptation tip pre-recorded for learning on your own schedule. These are hands-on and practical sessions designed to provide resources you can add to your “bag of tricks”.
Live Q&A sessions featuring the LEARN and ADAPT presenters & inclusion experts. These discussion forums are a place for you to ask all your questions about a presentation, ask for advice about issues impacting the field, or brainstorm ideas relevant to your work.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Recreation Professionals
- Teachers & Educators
- Parents & Advocates
- Therapists & Clinicians
- Recreation & Community Organization Directors
- Afterschool Program Staff
- Camp Counselors
- Teaching Assistants
- Inclusion Specialists
- Anyone passionate about inclusion & the power of play!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
- Unlimited access for 6 months to all recorded conference presentations and inclusion strategy sessions
- Downloadable session materials, activity guides, games, & tip sheets, etc. to add to your repertoire
- Live Q&A sessions with conference speakers and leading experts
- Networking opportunities & social connections on the private POP 2021 FB Group
- Fun, fun, and more fun!
PRESENT AT POWER OF PLAY
Presenting at Power of Play helps to build a world-wide community of practice in inclusive recreation. It connects you to like-minded colleagues and programs doing similar mission-driven work. It provides you complimentary conference registration and 6-month free access to all presentation recordings, materials, & resources. Above all, it helps NIP shine a spotlight on the extraordinary things you and your program are doing to make inclusion a reality for the children and families you serve.
Interested? Click the button below for the proposal information. All proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20th.
Have questions about the conference? Have a group of 5 or more? Just want to talk through the logistics with someone to make sure it's the right fit for you? Give our Director of Inclusive Recreation Dr. Amanda Kloo a call @ 919-314-5540 or shoot her an email at email@example.com.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Awesome ability to connect with other providers. Learning others' tips and tricks is beneficial."
"I heard lots of creative ideas. I prefer in person conferences but POP is out of state and I am not financially able to go very often so [virtual] was a super beneficial and cost effective way to engage!"
"I wasn’t able to join live. I’ve been really enjoying Power Of Play On Demand. I can watch when I’m able and ALL the sessions are available when I am!"
"Honestly, I love that the entire conference is inclusion focused!"
"I came away with a better perspective of what inclusion truly is and ways to present it to my staff."
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