PLAY6S Training is a one day, six-hour training session for educators, caregivers, and professionals in any practice who are interested in learning comprehensive, practical, and easy to use tools for making their spaces more adaptable and inclusive.
PLAY6S Training recognizes the necessity for balancing the needs of the professional; including reducing fears, connecting to personal barriers, building inclusive mindset, identifying sensory difference, and creating safe supportive teaching spaces and meeting the needs of all students.
This training is taught and created by specialists in Adapted Physical Activity, Education, Paralympic Sport and Therapeutic Play, and creates a safe space for professionals to share authentic reflections about challenges and barriers they face when working with students who move, understand, behave, connect and communicate in ways that are unfamiliar to them.
The second half of the training focuses on providing tools for the classroom, gymnasium, and playground that help both students and educators to build successful and motivating environments through play. Using PLAY6S tools for adaptive and inclusive play educators will be able to build greater flexibility for the physical, cognitive and social success of every student into their planning.
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Brandi Heather brings a creative and innovative combination of training and subject matter expertise to her leadership role as Chief Knowledge Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. Brandi’s exceptional knowledge of inclusion strategies, implementation solutions and user directed tools reflects her Adapted Physical Activity and Play Development Specialist experience, now reflected in the vision and mission of AMPED2PLAY.
Brandi’s 20-year career as both a Builder and Instructional expert in Adapted Physical Activity utilizing accessible play as the foundation of her programming and post-secondary teaching has positioned her as a sought-after international resource in inclusive play solutions. Brandi has taken her experience, expertise and passion for accessible, multigenerational play and has established multiple programs within AMPED2PLAY including PLAY6S, Ramshackle Play and Play2Perform.
Brandi is a founding member and former Lead Program Design Specialist for the Red Deer Children’s Adapted Sport Association. Her unique community programs include Play2Move, Play2Learn and Play2Build, which are focused on igniting potential and exploring physical, cognitive and social opportunities for children with disabilities and their families in a play-based environment. As a recent recipient of the Women of Excellence – Athletics and Recreation Award, presented through the Central Alberta Community Foundation, Brandi continues to be a community leader, now delivering her program knowledge as a Co-Founder of AMPED2PLAY.
Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Registration Deadline:||March 11, 2020|
|Focus(es):||Inclusive Education, Mental Wellness, Wellness (Health/Physical Education)|
|Audience:||Teachers, Educational Assistants, Caregivers|
Session will run from: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM