NRPA 2017 Conference Programming Bundle

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This is as bundle of 4 sessions recorded from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Programming." Included in this package are the following sessions: 

  • Get Your Play On! Speed Sessions from the 2017 conference: This product includes three of the education speed sessions from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference. Included in this bundle are: 
    •  Learning to Create 60,480 New Games in Minutes: How about a game that creates a game? Huh? Yep!  It's pretty common that child's "play" is in fact their "work." Kids are creative; at least, they can be if they set the iPad down for a few. Learn first hand how you have immediate access to 60,480 unique games. Modified from the original New Games Foundation's "Invent-A-Game," the PlayMaker Games Grid is VERY user friendly. Let's put our youth to WORK and get the creative juices flowing. It's time to get kids "back2basicplay."
    • The Universal Language of Play: Play is our first universal language. From our earliest days, play is the practice to develop the basic skills of social interaction. While play is intuitive, that doesn’t mean that making great play environments is easy. Every child is different and what appeals to one doesn’t appeal to another. There are four distinct play styles of play and each is essential for the healthy development of children; they enable them to practice the skills which will make them successful individuals.
    • Joyful Play the Results Driven Way: Many agencies put objectives in “SMART” format (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed) to assure that objectives are measurable and they use logic modeling to focus their objectives on outcomes and impacts” (CAPRA Standards Chapter 6.0, 5th Edition). This session will provide participants the opportunity to reassemble prepopulated logic models to increase their awareness and knowledge of the value of using logic models to produce joyful play in a result driven way.
  • Making Creativity a Part of Your DNA: You’ve been asked to lead an upcoming event that's been taking place for 10 years. You're directed to make sure it is fresh and creative. Where do you begin? This session will leave you inspired with new strategies, approaches and examples that help ensure your work stands out from the pack. The techniques included can help in any situation from event planning, to making a presentation, to inspiring your team. We all have a creative streak – this session will help you uncover or grow yours!
  • Creating Meaningful Arts Programs Designed to Engage the Community: Arts are limited in schools and arts institutions are often intimidating, while parks are open and inviting spaces. There is an opportunity for Parks Departments to play an active role in providing well rounded and engaging arts programming. Like traditional sports programs, the arts also foster positive growth for all ages. Arts can be used to build self -confidence, improve self- expression, enhance problem solving, encourage innovation, tackle social inequity and build community bridges. Parks departments are uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of access to arts and cultural opportunities, which engage, create a sense of place and give voice to diverse communities. This session will explore how both hands-on and experiential programming can be a vibrant part of any parks department's offerings, when designed to meet the needs of your community. Robust, well designed arts programs not only unite diverse audiences, they can be a catalyst for addressing social equity.
  • Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based, Family-Based Programming for Health: Come experience the future of supporting health in communities through parks and recreation. We will demonstrate an evidence- and family-based program that has been proven to reduce childhood obesity. We will discuss strategies to advance health in your community by addressing program design, implementation, assessment, sustainability, and how to work with partners. This is an innovative approach that creates programming for parents and preschool children at the same time.

 

  • "Get Your Play On" NRPA 2017 Conference Speed Sessions

    Contains 9 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Recorded On: 09/27/2017

    This product includes three of the education speed sessions from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference. Included in this bundle are: "Learning to Create 60,480 New Games in Minutes, "The Universal Language of Play," and "Joyful Play the Results Driven Way"

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    This product includes three of the education speed sessions from the NRPA 2017 Annual Conference. Included in this bundle are: 

    1. Learning to Create 60,480 New Games in Minutes: How about a game that creates a game? Huh? Yep!  It's pretty common that child's "play" is in fact their "work." Kids are creative; at least, they can be if they set the iPad down for a few. Learn first hand how you have immediate access to 60,480 unique games. Modified from the original New Games Foundation's "Invent-A-Game," the PlayMaker Games Grid is VERY user friendly. Let's put our youth to WORK and get the creative juices flowing. It's time to get kids "back2basicplay."
    2. The Universal Language of Play: Play is our first universal language. From our earliest days, play is the practice to develop the basic skills of social interaction. While play is intuitive, that doesn’t mean that making great play environments is easy. Every child is different and what appeals to one doesn’t appeal to another. There are four distinct play styles of play and each is essential for the healthy development of children; they enable them to practice the skills which will make them successful individuals.
    3. Joyful Play the Results Driven Way: Many agencies put objectives in “SMART” format (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed) to assure that objectives are measurable and they use logic modeling to focus their objectives on outcomes and impacts” (CAPRA Standards Chapter 6.0, 5th Edition). This session will provide participants the opportunity to reassemble prepopulated logic models to increase their awareness and knowledge of the value of using logic models to produce joyful play in a result driven way.

    John LaRue, CTRS

    President/Founder, Back2BasicPlay, Inc.

    John LaRue is President/Founder of Back2BasicPlay, Inc, - cooperative-based play instructor – He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Recreation (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist). He is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, as well as a Contributing Writer to More New Games (1981), Games and Great Ideas (1995) and holds the copyright to The Games Generator™ kit (2002). John is a recognized speaker on a national, regional and statewide level on a variety of topics and has presented well over 500 seminars throughout North America, addressing Character in Youth, New Games, Team Building, and Developmental Aspects of Children and Play. 

    Ryan Snyder

    Creative Design & Development Manager, WhiteWater

    Raised in a family of artists and artisans, and formally trained as a design/build architect, Ryan is a versatile and creative professional, experienced in storytelling, architecture/planning, branding, lighting, themed entertainment, resorts, product development, manufacturing, and construction. Combining a child’s-eye perspective with practicality, his favorite questions are “why?” and “why not?”

    With nearly two decades in the aquatics industry, Ryan has worked on a myriad of unique and interesting projects, some of his recent clients include Camelback Resort Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, Disney Resorts, Six Flags, Warner Bros., and the Beijing Olympics. Ryan currently serves as WhiteWater’s Creative Design and Development Manager.

    Sharia Shanklin, Ed.D

    Founder & President, Sustained Learning Solutions, LLC

    Dr. Sharia L. Shanklin published, Professional Learning Communities, People Leading Change (2009), has over 35 years of leadership experience in education and recreation. 

    • Executed Outcome Based Programs Professional Development, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation 
    • Created Developmental Framework for Outcome Based Programs, District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation 
    • Initiated use of Logic Models to design Outcome Based Programs, District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation 
    • Key Member of the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation CAPRA Accreditation Committee 
    • Established qualitative and quantitative program evaluation process, District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation 

  • Making Creativity Part of Your DNA

    Contains 4 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Recorded On: 09/27/2017

    You’ve been asked to lead an upcoming event that's been taking place for 10 years. You're directed to make sure it is fresh and creative. Where do you begin? This session will leave you inspired with new strategies, approaches and examples that help ensure your work stands out from the pack. The techniques included can help in any situation from event planning, to making a presentation, to inspiring your team. We all have a creative streak – this session will help you uncover or grow yours!

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    You’ve been asked to lead an upcoming event that's been taking place for 10 years. You're directed to make sure it is fresh and creative. Where do you begin? This session will leave you inspired with new strategies, approaches and examples that help ensure your work stands out from the pack. The techniques included can help in any situation from event planning, to making a presentation, to inspiring your team. We all have a creative streak – this session will help you uncover or grow yours!

    It's easy to stick with what works. Garnering attention today, however, means finding new solutions and creative approaches. We all have a creative streak - it just takes making the time to help bring out new ideas and understanding that if you're not making a few mistakes, you're not being creative enough. This session will share examples of creativity in parks & rec, explore approaches and techniques and include a group exercise that lets participants identify zany and effective ideas.

    Competencies: 

    • Define why creativity is important to the bottom line for your organization;
    • Practice using five ways to find creative solutions to any problem or challenge; and
    • Identify trends outside of work that can enhance creativity and build connections with diverse audiences.
  • Creating Meaningful Arts Programs Designed to Engage the Community

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Recorded On: 09/28/2017

    ​Parks departments are uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of access to arts and cultural opportunities, which engage, create a sense of place and give voice to diverse communities. This session will explore how both hands-on and experiential programming can be a vibrant part of any parks department's offerings, when designed to meet the needs of your community.

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    Arts are limited in schools and arts institutions are often intimidating, while parks are open and inviting spaces. There is an opportunity for Parks Departments to play an active role in providing well rounded and engaging arts programming. Like traditional sports programs, the arts also foster positive growth for all ages. Arts can be used to build self -confidence, improve self- expression, enhance problem solving, encourage innovation, tackle social inequity and build community bridges. Parks departments are uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of access to arts and cultural opportunities, which engage, create a sense of place and give voice to diverse communities. This session will explore how both hands-on and experiential programming can be a vibrant part of any parks department's offerings, when designed to meet the needs of your community. Robust, well designed arts programs not only unite diverse audiences, they can be a catalyst for addressing social equity.

    Session outcomes:

    • Be able to identify a community challenge or opportunity where arts can be used to solve the problem.
    • Understand how to leverage resources (both dollars and partnerships) to create greater art opportunity for your participants.
    • Understand how practical application of art programming can bridge social equity gaps that may exist in your community.

    Amy McBride

    Tacoma Arts Administrator, City of Tacoma, WA

    Amy McBride is the Arts Administrator for the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality at the City of Tacoma. With over 20 years’ experience as an art professional and a goal of creating a fertile ecosystem for arts to thrive, Ms. McBride manages three funding programs for arts organizations and artists, implements public art projects, develops innovative and collaborative programming and formulates effective policy. She developed the public art plan for Metro Parks’ recently initiated 1% for art policy and in partnership with the District, manages the new public art program.

    She holds an M.A. from the University of Washington-Tacoma in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on urban art and BA from the University of Colorado Boulder.

    Mary Tuttle

    District-wide Programs Manager, Metro Parks Tacoma

    Mary Tuttle has a passion for creating opportunities which connect people to parks and programs. She spent seventeen years of her career serving in a variety of capacities relating to the arts, spanning work in public schools, universities as well as public and private agencies. From 2006 - 2015 Mary focused on building a viable arts program brand at Metro Parks Tacoma, known as Metro Arts. 

    Metro Arts has grown to an annual attendance of 90,000, with a total cost recovery rate of 80%. It is primarily a direct service provider, with offerings in Visual, Performing & Culinary Arts. Metro Parks Tacoma was awarded the prestigious City of Tacoma’s Arts Patron award in 2016, for both its public art and programming commitment to the community.

  • Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based, Family-Based Programming for Health

    Contains 4 Component(s), 0.10 credits offered Recorded On: 09/27/2017

    Come experience the future of supporting health in communities through parks and recreation. We will demonstrate an evidence- and family-based program that has been proven to reduce childhood obesity. We will discuss strategies to advance health in your community by addressing program design, implementation, assessment, sustainability, and how to work with partners. This is an innovative approach that creates programming for parents and preschool children at the same time.

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    Come experience the future of supporting health in communities through parks and recreation. We will demonstrate an evidence- and family-based program that has been proven to reduce childhood obesity. We will discuss strategies to advance health in your community by addressing program design, implementation, assessment, sustainability, and how to work with partners. This is an innovative approach that creates programming for parents and preschool children at the same time.

    Parks and Recreation Departments are a powerful force for improving community health and addressing the childhood obesity epidemic. This session will provide additional training and experience to implement evidence-based programs with sustainable health impact. In this session we will describe how four Parks and Recreation Centers across the country adopted the Healthier Families Program. We will focus on key lessons for new programs to maximize health in the community.

    Competencies:

    • To outline the advantages and challenges in implementing an evidence-based family-centered program for health and wellness in your own local Parks and Recreation context;
    • To identify the organizational resources necessary to implement evidence-based programs that promote health and wellness of both adults and preschool children; and
    • To describe how organizational leadership, community assessment, staff development, and sustainable partnership building were required for national implementation of The Healthier Families Program.