Above: The new playground at Rieke. Photo by PPS Comms.
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Global School Play Day
Feb. 4, 2015, was the first annual Global School Play Day for students in schools around the world. In the video above, Peter Gray clearly argues the case that today's kids do not grow up playing and this has negatively impacted them in many ways. It's time we return the gift of play to this generation. Get more information about Global School Play Day and how to participate here.
Digital Learning Day, Feb. 22, 2018
With so many new types of digital devices, educational software and mobile apps continuously developed, it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest advancements in educational technology. In some classrooms and out-of-school programs across the country, educators are doing some pretty amazing things with technology. Yet, these pockets of innovation are confined to a small number of schools and communities. Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.