professional development ideas to capitalize on playful learning

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design thinking

Do you need to brainstorm? Ideate? Plan? Problem solve? Find innovative solutions? Here are some fun ideas to try alone or with your organization to get your creative juices flowing.

playful & techy

Distance learning and tech go hand in hand. Create & plan some fun activities for PD. Try some things to help you see things from a new perspective.

Now more than ever we are relying on our tech can virtual meeting platforms like Zoom to see our friends. Here are a few things we’ve found to be fun and keep us socially close and physically distant.

homemade joyhacks

This is a place for community building. They say people who play together, stay together. These ideas range from active to zen with your personal touch.

This website is for my Google Innovator Project. If you have anything you’d like me to add, suggestions, links, photos, etc. please fill out this form:

I’m exploring and researching how ‘we’ might play more, or value play for play’s sake more.  If we did so, would it then trickle down into our classrooms, our homes, and our communities? 

At professional developments there are opportunities for ‘collective joy’ or group play. Please share your ideas and experiences with joyful, playful work days.  It could be something you’ve facilitated, a fun memory, a related game or activity you recommend, or happiness you experienced that still lingers within you.



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  1. Lovely to see you are considering ways to make learning and PF more playful and fun. Thanks for curating the resources here! Sending our good vibes from Brazilian Innovators!


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