MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Thursday, February 7 • 11:20am - 11:45am
Learning Through Play: Strategies for Increased Executive Functioning and SEL Skills in Elementary Education

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Every kid deserves to learn how to be a good friend, to feel like a hero and to have a voice. Join us to see how utilizing play-based learning and best practices can increase student success throughout the school day. Our proven strategies lead to a direct impact on student's academic success, social relationships and physical health. Explore how play can maximize your staff to help increase student academic engagement, ability to focus in the classroom and reduce discipline referrals.

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Playworks’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Today, Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:20am - 11:45am CST
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